Microsoft has announced that it is opening an IoT Innovation Center in Taiwan. The center is meant to facilitate cooperation among developers, Microsoft partners and academics working on Internet of Things (IoT) research. It will also promote use of the company's Azure IoT cloud computing service.
"Asia is a critical and rapidly growing part of the IoT market, and Microsoft has already deployed the Azure IoT Suite to multiple regions," said Sam George, general manager of Microsoft Azure IoT. "We believe that through the first Microsoft IoT Expo, our market leading IoT offerings and the newly launched Microsoft IoT Innovation Center as a hub in Asia, we are enabling customers and partners to realize the enormous business potential of IoT."
IBM, Dell and Intel have also recently opened IoT research facilities.