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Amazon, Microsoft, VW, BMW – a bevy of IoT partnerships

Over the past few weeks, two hyperscale cloud vendors have announced partnerships with automotive manufacturers to help extend the use of IoT and cloud to auto industry supply chains. Microsoft has announced a partnership with BMW that will use the Azure platform to create an Open Manufacturing Platform. Amazon and Volkswagen have announced a similar partnership that will create the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud using AWS Infrastructure. These announcements show the huge investment that manufacturers such […]

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MachNation rates 17 IoT vendors in 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard

MachNation announces availability of its IoT Edge ScoreCard for 2019, an in-depth rating and evaluation of 17 Internet of Things (IoT) edge platform vendors. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): Edge platforms are beginning to play a vital role in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Businesses deploying IoT solutions recognize that many optimally designed IoT solutions, especially those in the industrial vertical, take advantage of one or multiple edge components. In fact, […]

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User experience (UX) testing for IoT platforms

MachNation has been asked by IoT platform vendors to help improve the user experience (UX) of their platforms by completing UX testing. MachNation’s hands-on testing of IoT platforms in our test lab allows us to provide unique insights into best-in-class platform UX. Vendors’ platforms with best-in-class UX will find more commercial success than vendors with poor UX. Research article (publicly available): In order to improve a platform’s UX, we have to understand the types of […]

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Whitepaper: 3 ways to evaluate IoT platforms

Enterprises spend tremendous time and money evaluating Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. They complete this important task to ensure their chosen platforms will support the at-scale IoT solutions they intend to build, properly integrate with existing systems, and scale seamlessly. Research article (publicly available): Depending on the enterprise’s stage of IoT solution development and the depth of analysis desired, an enterprise can choose 3 ways to evaluate IoT platforms or purchase evaluations from an experienced […]

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MachNation completes PTC ThingWorx testing in IoT platform test lab

MachNation has completed detailed testing of the PTC ThingWorx Platform in MachNation’s IoT platform test lab (MIT-E). Results are in MachNation’s MIT-E Complete report.     In MIT-E, MachNation testers: perform a set of 110 common hands-on tasks on IoT platforms score these tasks compile task scores in a MIT-E Complete report available on our website The results from MIT-E help enterprises compare IoT platform capabilities and usability. MachNation makes the results from MIT-E available to […]

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