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Google acquires LogMeIn’s Xively

Google has announced its intent to acquire one of  the early players in the IoT platform space, Xively, for USD50 million. MachNation has been tracking Xively since our first IoT platform ScoreCard published in 2014. Xively was formerly known as Pachube and COSM before it was acquired by the Boston-based LogMeIn in 2011. MachNation believes that the Xively acquisition was a value purchase by Google looking to find a company with some experienced IoT developers and […]

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3 Things Missing from Application Enablement Platforms

One of the most fundamental requirements of any successful large or small IoT implementation is an effective application enablement platform. An application enablement platform (AEP) is a technology-centric offering optimized to deliver a best-of-breed, industry-agnostic, extensible middleware core for building a set of interconnected or independent IoT solutions for customers. The AEP forms the heart of an IoT solution, enabling customers to develop, deploy, operate and extend their IoT implementation. An AEP provides a common […]

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Access Control: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. This document focuses on access control. MachNation ran […]

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