Far too often enterprises overlook the importance of selecting a strong IoT device management platform as a foundation for their IoT solution. IoT device management platforms provide class-leading lifecycle management capabilities to deploy, monitor, maintain, manage and update IoT devices at-scale. Today, enterprises are deploying many types of IoT solutions including remote asset tracking, preventive and predictive maintenance, transport and logistics management, factory automation and smart cities solutions. All enterprise IoT solutions benefit from the capabilities provided by an IoT device management platform.
While data-focused platforms like those from Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others have strong IoT data management features to efficiently ingest, process and deliver machine data to IoT applications, they do not provide a complete set of device management features that enterprises need to securely deploy, monitor, maintain, manage and update connected assets.
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