MachNation’s 2020 IoT Device Management Scorecard rates 13 IoT platform vendors

Update: MachNation has published the updated 2021 IoT Device Management Scorecard.

MachNation announces the availability of its 2020 IoT Device Management (DM) ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 13 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, Ayla Networks, Blynk IoT, Bosch, Harman, Microsoft, Nokia, Particle, PTC, and Software AG

This is MachNation’s forth year producing its highly demanded ScoreCard.

Executive summary (Publicly available):

Full report (Client-only access): 2020 IoT Device Management ScoreCard

“Enterprises that recognize the importance of excellent device management practices at every layer of their implementation have more cogent IoT solutions overall,” said Josh Taubenheim, IoT analyst with MachNation. “Evaluating winning strategies for enterprises against industry trends offers great insight into what businesses and the IoT world consider to be best-in-class device management capabilities.”

MachNation, the industry’s only independent, test lab for IoT platforms, recognizes the value of relevant, high-quality, time-saving IoT platform research.

MachNation’s IoT DM 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.

“Conducting this research study annually over the past four years has helped MachNation refine our view of industry best practices and inform our recommendations to our clients,” said Sam Hale, analyst and lead architect for Tempest, MachNation’s IoT performance testing software. “Our specific recommendations come from a broad understanding of how enterprises use device management in their myriad use cases, extensive developer effort to implement our own solutions, and countless hours speaking with the people that use these products in their everyday business.”

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