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IoT platform build versus buy TCO calculator

Today, MachNation launched its newest, freely available, TCO tool to help enterprises understand the costs of building their own IoT platform versus buying IoT platform services and capabilities from a third-party vendor. Check out MachNation’s new IoT platform build versus buy TCO (total cost of ownership) calculator. Every week, large and small enterprises talk with us about building their own IoT application enablement (AEP) and IoT device management (DM) platforms. It’s understandable: enterprises want complete […]

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What Orange Business Services’ partnership with Siemens means for the AEP market

A partnership this month could indicate that developing all the best-in-class microservices of an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) is not easy, even for a global systems integrator like Orange Business Services. Orange Business Services made an announcement stating that it will supplement its own in-house-developed AEP with platform services from the industrial equipment giant Siemens. Orange Business Services said it would be using the Siemens MindSphere AEP, combined with its own Datavenue data analytics offering, to […]

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Strong AEP channels to market: Software AG partners with Telefonica and GFT

Two partnerships this month have underscored a growing awareness to have strong channels to market to support the IoT ecosystem of an application enablement platform (AEP) vendor. Both deals were announced by Software AG on the same day and involved Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT. The first partnership to be unveiled was a strategic initiative with GFT Technologies, a digital services transformation company with specialization in the financial services industry. Software AG said GFT would be […]

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IoT edge state of the market 2017-2018: survey data

Today, MachNation published the industry’s first State of the IoT Edge Market Report: 2017-2018. MachNation collected and analyzed quantitative data from the vendors that participated in MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard. Using these data, MachNation published the industry’s only source of IoT edge survey data and quantitative key performance indicators (KPIs). In this report are the following survey data tables and KPIs Edge top business challenges Edge top technology challenges 2017-2018 anticipated edge vendor revenue growth Edge revenues: percentage […]

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Ooredoo win offers further clarity on Software AG’s strategy for Cumulocity

A year ago, we offered three scenarios for what might happen to IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) developer Cumulocity following its acquisition by Software AG. We predicted Software AG might use the Cumulocity platform as core middleware around which to deploy products for business process management and analytics. Since then, various deals involving Cumulocity have helped to clarify Software AG’s strategy. This month, for example, the Doha, Qatar-based international telecommunications company Ooredoo announced it would […]

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