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IoT for small and medium businesses (SMBs): requirements

Over the last 7 or 8 years, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have generally been marketed to and purchased by large enterprises. There are hundreds of IoT solutions for countless use cases including remote asset tracking, factory automation, fleet services, energy/utilities management, parking management, facilities management, smart vehicle enablement and many others. But what about sales of IoT to the world’s 200 million small and medium businesses (SMBs)? While MachNation forecasts 24 billion connected IoT […]

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State of the IoT device management market: 2016-2017

MachNation has published the industry’s first “State of the IoT Device Management Platform (DMP) Market Report: 2016-2017.” MachNation collected, aggregated and analyzed quantitative data from the 18 vendors that participated in MachNation’s 2017 IoT Device Management ScoreCard. Using these data, MachNation has published the industry’s only source of IoT device management (DM) survey data and quantitative key performance indicators (KPIs). In this report are the following survey data tables and KPIs: Device management platform (DMP) top business challenges DMP top technology […]

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2017 Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates 11 vendors

MachNation announces availability of its second annual Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) ScoreCard, an in-depth review and rating of 11 Internet of Things platform-enabled solutions. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): A Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) is a solution-centric offering optimized to reduce the time to deliver a fully-enabled, end-to-end, vertical IoT solution to customers. MachNation makes a clear distinction between an IoT PES and an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). Buyers of these two types of […]

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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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MachNation rates 18 IoT Device Management vendors in latest ScoreCard

MachNation announces availability of the industry’s first, global IoT Device Management ScoreCard, an in-depth evaluation and rating of 18 Internet of Things device management vendors. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): According to survey data collected from participating vendors in the scorecard, IoT device management revenue will grow at a blazing 107% in 2017 with only 33% of the revenue coming from North America. MachNation forecasts that 2017 worldwide IoT platform revenue will […]

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