Ramps-up momentum for its Wireless LAN solutions for its partners and customers in India
Zebra’s Wireless LAN (WLAN) offering allows partners and customers to seize opportunities in an Internet-of-Things-ready Asia Pacific (APAC)
At the company’s recent Global Partner Summit Zebra Technologies reaffirmed its commitment to ramp up momentum for its Wireless LAN solutions for its partners and customers in India. Apart from announcing a new channel partner program Zebra shared how its WLAN portfolio will continue to serve as one of the company’s key solution offerings for the country that is brimming with opportunities from the rapid adoption and deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director, Zebra Technologies India, “Businesses in India will continue to look to IoT solutions to address a variety of strategic, operational, and business challenges. Zebra aims to provide them exceptional wireless network solutions that will serve as the glue that brings together the power of IoT-enabled devices for seamless and simplified operations for the enterprise. Our experience in creating visibility solutions especially for the retail, transportation and logistics and manufacturing industries will solidify Zebra as the go-to partner for creating a smarter and more connected business world.”
By the end of this year, research firm IDC estimates that the world’s mobile workforce will reach 1.3 billion. The same study shows that the biggest increase in mobile workers will be in Asia Pacific. Affirming these findings, analyst firm Forrester showed that firms in Asia Pacific recognize the transformational role of IoT solutions—over 85% of those surveyed in a 2014 Forrester study believe that IoT solutions will be the most strategic technology initiative for their organization in a decade.
Almost half of Asia Pacific companies surveyed already have WLAN technologies in place and see this technology as an important building block for IoT implementations. The same trend in IoT adoption is seen in India: the Indian Government is investing $19 billion in their “Digital India” program to drive connectivity for all 1.3 billion citizens, and Gartner predicts that the Indian data center infrastructure market will reach US$2.03 billion in 2015. This would make India the second-largest market for data center infrastructure and the second-fastest growing market for IoT solutions in Asia Pacific.