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The Colliding Worlds of Enterprise and Consumer IoT

Enterprise and consumer IoT technology are starting to look very much alike, even though the reasons that consumers and enterprises adopt IoT can be very different. MachNation has observed significant parallelism in the technology stacks that underpin enterprise and consumer IoT solutions. With the explosive growth of consumer digital assistants like Google Home/Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri, many are now welcoming IoT-enabled solutions into their homes. As these deployments expand beyond smart speakers into smart […]

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MQTT and LWM2M: choosing the right IoT data protocol

UPDATE: Download a free technical study (directly below) comparing LwM2M and MQTT efficiency based on in-lab tests from MachNation. Technical study (publicly available): Feel free to read more about this technical study. You may also download the older study at the bottom of this page. 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 […]

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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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Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps: a Q&A article

Ubuntu Core is a fully managed containerization platform that combined with a marketplace enables an effective and easy method for deploying Snaps to either cloud or on-premises machines. Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to enterprises as they provide an application-agnostic managed software platform, designed specifically for IoT and similar embedded use cases. In addition, Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to the IoT ecosystem, because they leverage a well-known technology stack (Linux kernel […]

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Connected Smart Factory: Functional IoT Architecture

In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected, smart factory solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment, and technology characteristics associated with a connected factory solution. Connected factories improve visibility and insight into the real-time and historical status of production lines, optimize machine maintenance and equipment downtime, optimize production line efficiency, rapidly evolve product revisions through better product lifecycle management, and better integrate enterprise business processes such […]

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