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.

Webinar: Picking the Best IoT Application Platform – Feb 25, 2015 at 11AM EST (GMT -5)

The IoT Application Enablement Platform space is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing pieces of the IoT technology stack. Buyers of IoT solutions and technology companies seeking IoT partners must understand this critical element of the technology stack and the best vendors in the ecosystem. MachNation recently published the 2014 IoT Application Platform

Xively webinar talks IoT application platforms and IoT security

Xively’s live webinar titled, Guide to Designing Products for the Internet of Things, focused on an increasingly important area of focus in IoT: security. According to the webinar, 95% of executives surveyed see their business implementing at least one IoT solution within the next three years.

CES: Audi debuts ‘piloted drive’ from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas

To kick-off the exciting developments in the field of in-the-car technologies, Audi announced a ‘piloted drive’ in an A7 trip from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. The showcase journey demonstrates innovation in various types of sensors that are nearing production-readiness. Among the sensor technologies are long and medium-range sensors used in adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Audi side assist (ASA).

The best of Apple and Google meet in IoT plug-and-play solution: Proteus case study

In 2015 MachNation expects to see a new deployment model for IoT solutions – a model where plug-and-play functionality is built into the solutions. A plug-and-play experience for IoT brings together the Google Android-type benefits of having many device types available and allowing open integrations with the Apple iOS-type benefits of solution reliability and ease-of-use. In

IoT Application Platform ScoreCard 2014

MachNation profiled 13 vendors in its 2014 IoT Application Platform ScoreCard. The IoT Application Platform space is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing pieces of the IoT technology stack. Buyers of IoT solutions and technology companies seeking IoT partners must understand this critical element of the technology stack and the best vendors in the ecosystem.

Next Generation IoT Carrier ScoreCard 2014

Seven (7) carriers took part in MachNation’s Next Generation IoT Carrier ScoreCard. This newly designed ScoreCard focuses on the impact that carriers will have in the IoT ecosystem: an ecosystem focused on driving IT-based technologies into the operational technology (OT) organizations of public and private sector organizations. MachNation — the only dedicated insight services and application

Business customers and their future digital technology needs

Large and small businesses alike use different types of technology – communications services, IT products and IT services – to solve their business challenges. As business changes and new challenges arise, businesses turn to their trusted technology advisors for new solutions and services. In partnership with CSG, MachNation surveyed over 800 businesses worldwide about their

Measuring rewards and risks: data security and privacy in an IoT world

The Internet of Everything (IoE) – a topic about which MachNation has written all year — is the evolution of technology, business strategies and human-to-technology engagement in ways that re-invent how organizations deliver value. It is a global transformation that impacts public and private sector organizations. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) –