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MQTT and LWM2M: choosing the right IoT data protocol

MachNation has engaged many enterprise clients on the topic of IoT data communication protocols. In particular, there is tremendous interest in understanding the nuances of two of the most debated protocols: MQTT and LWM2M. MachNation’s 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard noted that almost all IoT device management vendors emphasized the LWM2M data communications protocol in their discussions with us, a tremendous difference from the 2017 ScoreCard when virtually no vendor mentioned LWM2M. In this short article […]

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MachNation’s 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard rates 11 vendors

MachNation announces the availability of its 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 11 Internet of Things (IoT) monetization vendors. In order to capture the key trends in the ecosystem, we completed an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: Amdocs, Aria Systems, BillingPlatform, CSG International, Ericsson, FTS, Nokia, Oracle, SAP, ZTESoft, and Zuora. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): MachNation defines IoT monetization as a system that ingests, associates monetary value to, […]

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Updated functional architecture for IoT platforms

MachNation has published an update to our highly demanded IoT platform functional architecture. This publicly available document defines the 8 services categories and 31 microservices required by enterprises in their IoT platforms. IoT platform architecture (Publicly available): Enterprises are using this functional architecture to ensure IoT platform RFXs have the relevant product category questions create their use-case specific IoT solution architectures determine functionality gaps in current their current IoT platform product portfolio No other analyst […]

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New IoT Podcast: First Things First publishes new episode featuring a IoT Platform Build vs Buy Discussion with Dima Tokar

In an episode of First Things First, a new IoT podcast sponsored by Telit, the host Chris Carpentier talks with Dima Tokar, Co-founder and Head of Research of MachNation. In our conversation, we have a great discussion about an IoT implementation for a multibillion-dollar European vehicle maker. We explore how enterprise businesses must decide whether to build IoT platform functionality in-house, or use an outside vendor when deploying IoT solutions. Don’t forget about the app developer. They’re usually […]

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Recommendations for enterprises needing high-quality IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities

Introduction MachNation has found that very few IoT application enablement platforms (AEPs) provide best-in-class IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities. This leaves enterprises and service providers without a way to quickly visualize IoT asset states and associated ingested data using a productized and easily deployed solution. In this short article, we define IoT data visualization and dashboard; provide recommendations for selecting a top-quality solution; and briefly discuss 5 visualization and dashboarding vendors. Definitions According to […]

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