PTC makes a big splash at LiveWorx 2015 with new partnerships, product announcements and acquisitions

This week in Boston, PTC hosted the annual LiveWorx 2015 IoT conference. Thanks in part to the Axeda acquisition as well as burgeoning interest in IoT, the event has grown tremendously: from 250 attendees last year, to over 2000 this year.

PTC opens the wallet again with purchase of IoT analytics firm ColdLight

On 5 May 2015, PTC announced a USD105 million acquisition of ColdLight to complement its IoT platform play. MachNation partners can log-in to our partner portal for more information on the key issues in the ColdLight acquisition and a financial valuation comparison of the ColdLight acquisition to other IoT platform acquisitions. Or partners can directly download our research document

MachNation publishes ScoreCard addendum on MachineShop

In late 2014, MachNation published the Application Platform ScoreCard. This highly sought-after document generated a lot of interest from our partners and Application Enablement Platform (AEP) vendors alike. Over the next several weeks, we will be publishing ScoreCard addenda to cover additional AEP platforms not included in our original document. Today, our partners may access an addendum on

MachNation publishes ScoreCard addendum on DeviceWISE by ILS Technology

In late 2014, MachNation published the Application Platform ScoreCard. This highly sought-after document generated a lot of interest from our partners and Application Enablement Platform (AEP) vendors alike. Over the next several weeks, we will be publishing ScoreCard addenda to include additional AEP platforms not included in our original document. Today, our partners may access an addendum

Davra Networks’ IoT application, network & device management platform

MachNation has published a new IoT whitepaper about Davra Networks’ RuBAN solution, an integrated application, network and device management platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). The complete IoT whitepaper is currently available to the public. Private and public sector organizations need a rapid and safe way to prototype, design, test, implement and manage their Internet of Things (IoT)

Cumulocity wins tier-one carrier customer

Cumulocity, one of MachNation’s recommended IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendors, has announced another customer win with Deutsche Telekom (DT). The Cumulocity IoT platform will power DT’s Cloud of Things solution, a platform to help businesses connect devices to applications. Why is this win important? 1. DT choosing Cumulocity is further validation of the quality solution available

Unpacking the Amazon acquisition of 2lemetry

On 12 March 2015, IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendor 2lemetry quietly announced it was acquired by Amazon. MachNation estimates Amazon bought 2lemetry for USD90 million to USD110 million. This very discreet acquisition could be one of the biggest deals for IoT enablement in 2015. MachNation has created a short research document for our Partners on this acquisition.

MachNation speaks to 520 enterprise asset managers and chemicals industry specialists

MachNation continues its focus on providing IoT insights to enterprise partners at two industry-leading events. On March 25, 2015, MachNation will present to a group of production specialists for the chemicals industry at the SAP for Chemicals conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants will include BASF, Benjamin Moore & Company, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, NOVA Chemicals, Sun

IoT Standards: Three Approaches for Application Enablement Platforms

According to MachNation, the role of an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) is to enable and empower private and public sector organizations to build award-winning IoT solutions. IoT platforms seek to achieve this by providing a secure, flexible and manageable software stack that serves as the foundational framework for data, device and application management

Cumulocity and PayPal Bring Vending Machines into the 21st Century

VendMe brings vending machines into the 21st century. VendMe — an application from Cumulocity and PayPal — is a complete end-to-end telemetry and cashless payment solution that makes vending machines smarter. It is built on top of Cumulocity’s market leading Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement platform and features a unique partnership with PayPal.