The prize that every innovator with IoT and/or edge computing wants to have in their closet: the Dutch IT Channel Award for IoT/Edge Innovator of the Year. Won last year by IBM Netherlands, the year before by Dell Technologies & Nalta. This year’s winner will be announced on March 16, 2023 during a festive ‘Hollywood style’ presentation of the Dutch IT Channel Awards in Studio21 in Hilversum. You can now cast your vote at www.dutchitawards.nl!
The nominees in this category are:
ALSO was in the spotlight in 2022 with an IoT platform that allows resellers to discover and utilize the possibilities of the Internet of Things with a diversified solution portfolio. The Swiss distributor, a worldwide supplier of hardware, software and IT services, understands that the possibilities of IoT are not yet clear to all parties. ALSO therefore shares the necessary expertise with resellers through the platform, who, thanks to the strategic and pragmatic approach, can offer solutions to end customers who want to optimize business processes with IoT. For example, users use sensors to measure how many people are present in offices, to book meeting rooms in a smarter way or to optimize their cyber security.
Axians recently developed a service for OT app hosting, with Friesland Campina as ‘launching customer’. With this unique service, the Dutch value added reseller supplies IT services such as cloud, networking and security to the field of operational technology (OT). For industrial environments such as factories, Axians provides services in the language of the OT sector, but with the intensity of IT. In 2019, Axians won this award together with Cisco, IBM and the Rotterdam software company Esri, for the successful development of a new IoT platform for the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Axians was VAR of the Year in 2018 and Digital Workplace Innovator of the Year in 2020.
Check Point Software Technologies provides cyber security solutions to enterprises and governments worldwide. The Israeli company likes to present itself as a leader in security solutions for networks, cloud and mobile environments, and more than lived up to that in 2022 with the introduction of the innovative, but above all much-needed on-device IoT security Quantum IoT Protect. After all, most IoT devices have too little working memory and storage capacity for the implementation of a traditional cyber security solution. Quantum IoT Protect is firmware – software that is programmed into hardware – and protects against even the most advanced fifth-generation cyberattacks, promises Check Point, based in Bunnik in the Netherlands.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was nominated for the US tech giant’s innovative edge-to-cloud applications that leverage the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics. A good example is how the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven has built a cloud-native analytics and data lakehouse with the help of the HPE Ezmeral software portfolio. This modernization was necessary, among other things, to be able to make more accurate diagnoses and to detect abnormalities at an earlier stage. With HPE Ezmeral, for example, the hospital can detect heart defects with more precision. HPE is well known at the Dutch IT Channel Awards, and won in 2019 as Networking Innovator of the Year, among other things.
Schneider Electric came up with a solution to meet the growing need for computing, networking and storage resources at the edge of networks, driven by the acceleration of digital technologies and smart applications. Recognizing that deploying, monitoring and managing IT infrastructures in distributed edge locations pose unique energy challenges, the French multinational has developed the game changer 5kW Smart UPS Ultra. This single-phase emergency power supply is equipped with lithium-ion batteries and developed on the basis of the latest generation of semiconductor technology. As a result, the solution is lighter and smaller than its competitors and lasts up to three times longer.
You can now cast your vote at www.dutchitawards.nl!