Tech Data expands IoT offering with relayr agreement

Tech Data's Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, has signed a new agreement with Berlin-based IoT solutions provider relayr to supply its IoT middleware platform to partners across EMEA. The announcement expands the agreement that Technology Solutions announced with relayr in the US in November 2016.

relayr's software solution provides device connectivity and management, dashboards and analytics, device data aggregation and integration with third party applications.

Craig Smith, Director, IoT & Analytics Solutions and Services, EMEA said: "Organisations are constantly looking to technology for a competitive advantage, and innovations in IoT are re-inventing business models for end customers.

"We've seen well planned and well executed IoT projects drastically improve business processes by increasing productivity and efficiency.

"Thanks to our partnership with relayr, companies can connect old assets and products to the cloud, enabling innovation in how companies gain insight into their business or deliver new services to their customers.

Tech Data launched its IoT business practice, Smart IoT Solutions by Tech Data, in July 2016. The practice is designed to enable system integrators, value-added resellers (VARs), and managed service providers (MSPs) to build their IoT businesses.