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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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IoT perspective on critical security flaw identified in CPUs

Overview With the talk of various “CPU bugs” in the news over the past few days, many customers across the industry are wondering how these vulnerabilities affect IoT. In response to significant press coverage and online speculation, Google’s Project Zero security research team, who initially discovered the issues, today released details of various vulnerabilities ahead of the originally coordinated disclosure date of January 9, 2018. Three variants of this “side channel” attack have been confirmed, grouped […]

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The digital thread comes to life at PTC LiveWorx 2017

LiveWorx 17 opened with quite some flash… literally. A dazzling and intricately choreographed laser show, complete with dancing industrial robots and audience participation through LED wrist-bands, wowed journalists, analysts and industry professionals in attendance at this year’s opening keynote. Many customers involved in the IoT space may primarily associate PTC with its IoT application enablement platform, ThingWorx. However, PTC is also a leading provider of CAD software and product lifecycle management (PLM) with its Creo and Windchill […]

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