MachNation’s 2018 Device Management ScoreCard rates 17 vendors

Update: MachNation has published the updated 2019 IoT Device Management Scorecard with 15 vendors.

MachNation announces the availability of its 2018 IoT Device Management (DM) ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 17 Internet of Things (IoT) device management platform vendors.

In order to capture the key trends in the ecosystem, we completed an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: Amazon, Amplia, ARM, AVSystem, Bosch, Harman, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, PTC, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Smith Micro, Software AG, Telit, Thingsboard, and Wind River.

Executive summary (Publicly available):

Full report (Client-only access): 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard

According to survey data collected from participating vendors in the ScoreCard, IoT DM revenue will grow 58% in 2018 with 37% and 35% of vendors’ revenue coming from North America and Western Europe, respectively. MachNation continues to find increasing interest from enterprises and service providers in identifying and using best-in-class IoT DM platforms.

“MachNation has become the leading, independent research firm for detailed information about IoT device management,” said Dima Tokar, Co-founder and Head of Research, MachNation. “Our large enterprise clients have always trusted our data-driven insights. And now MachNation’s exceptional IoT platform research and our hands-on IoT platform benchmarking lab MIT-E are attracting attention from small and medium enterprises as well.”

MachNation clients recognize the value of relevant, high-quality, time-saving IoT platform research.

Supporting quotes

“Finding independent specialists with deep knowledge of IoT platforms and device management is difficult. Our customers demand top-quality solutions, so we value the excellent technology and business insights we receive from MachNation.” Geoff Martin, Group Manager IoT Product Platforms, Sprint.

“As we start the product development process, it is important to make the best IoT platform choice possible as this decision could be with us for a long time.” Mike Hall, President, Checkfluid.

MachNation’s IoT Device Management ScoreCard is the industry’s most comprehensive technical review of relevant vendors. The research provides a detailed review of product capabilities, SDKs, APIs, and documentation to help businesses and service providers manage IoT sensors, devices, and gateways at scale.

“For the second year, MachNation has focused on the nuances of IoT device management to help enterprises, service providers, systems integrators, and distributors understand the strengths and weaknesses of platform microservices,” said Sam Hale, analyst and IoT implementation specialist, MachNation. “Our recommendations are based on technical reference materials, extensive developer documentation review, and countless live demos.”

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