By Nandita Singh
BENGALURU: Prysm Inc., a collaboration solutions company that powers 20% of the Fortune 500 companies with its visual collaboration solutions worldwide, has entered into a strategic partnership with Dell-EMC, to provide command and control dashboards solutions in the India smart city projects.
Director of Mega Projects for Public Sector Vertical at Dell-EMC, Ravinder Pal Singh shares how this partnership adds value in the company’s solutions layer that right now has 19 partners driving the use case continuum integrated primarily by the Internet of Things.
In the initial smart city execution phase Indian states are largely focused on smart transportation, lighting and garbage management among other critical services, informed Singh stating that the implemented modules in smart city projects are beginning to make its impact felt in improved services and decision making in bits and parts. “However, the real smart applications are yet to be unlocked and will happen in near future as various government departments come together getting connected in a smart manner improving cross-information flow,” he explained.
GB Kumar, Asia Pacific VP at Prysm couldn’t agree more. The subscription-based Prysm visual workspace & collaboration solutions are widely deployed in many of the US government departments including Defence and is driving collaboration in the government sector there. He agrees that India market in the next two years is poised to actually reap efficiencies of knowledge economy and his company is focused on driving this. “Partnering with Dell–EMC for smart cities is a step in the right direction,” he said adding that Prysm’s multi-screen, real time, visual dashboards and collaboration tools are easily configurable at the user end and make up a key differentiator in driving use cases integrated by Singh’s team.
Singh who has worked in the government sector with an oversight of smart city solutions in a number Asia Pacific markets expects high action in the space in India leading up to 2019 when 5G and Internet of Things will start proliferating at increased pace further unlocking the value of these implementations.