Both companies are currently working on the initiative as part of the Dell Technologies IoT Solution Partner Programme.
As part of the collaboration, Dell Edge Gateway for IoT device and VMware ’s Pulse IoT management software will be integrated with IMS Evolve’s Machine Integration Engine to offer the first IoT-connected platform to retailers.
Machine Integration Engine is designed to enable customers to digitise their business by connecting all assets within the food retail business to middleware, analytics, big data or visualisation tools.
Dell Technologies global OEM and IoT partnerships Head Chris Wolff said: “By taking the core elements developed by Future Maker, IMS Evolve, we are offering a bundle that gives our partners the tools they need to build their own free-standing portfolio of IoT capabilities and enable their retail-customers easy, low-cost access to the data that exists within their environments.
“This bundle has been proven to deliver tremendous ROI, has been deployed very quickly at scale, and gives our partners the chance to learn from successful implementations to support their clients through the accelerated adoption of technology and processes that deliver transformative value.”
IMS Evolve solution will also assist customers in the food retail cold chain by collating and managing the data from legacy refrigeration and building management systems, in turn generating efficiency gains within existing operations.