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Google acquires LogMeIn’s Xively

Google has announced its intent to acquire one of  the early players in the IoT platform space, Xively, for USD50 million. MachNation has been tracking Xively since our first IoT platform ScoreCard published in 2014. Xively was formerly known as Pachube and COSM before it was acquired by the Boston-based LogMeIn in 2011. MachNation believes that the Xively acquisition was a value purchase by Google looking to find a company with some experienced IoT developers and […]

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What should Software AG do with newly acquired IoT AEP Cumulocity?

Earlier today, Software AG, a global leader in enterprise software including database management (DBMS), services-oriented architecture (SOA) and analytics announced that it acquired Cumulocity, a Düsseldorf-headquartered leading IoT application enablement platform (AEP) with a global customer footprint and recognition from independent, global industry experts. There are a couple of trajectories Software AG may choose to follow: 1) Software AG may leave Cumulocity as an independent entity without significant product/solution integration. This would allow Cumulocity to accelerate […]

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M&A insight: SAP acquires IoT application enablement vendor PLAT.ONE

On 28 September 2016, SAP acquired IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PES) vendor PLAT.ONE. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, MachNation has been tracking IoT mergers and acquisitions for 3 years. In this M&A insight article MachNation partners will find: Insights into the SAP/PLAT.ONE acquisition rationale Estimate of the acquisition purchase price and revenue multiple List of other related MachNation research documents In addition, MachNation has included PLAT.ONE in our 2016 IoT PES ScoreCard and […]

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Microsoft acquires IoT PES Solair Corporate

Solair was acquired by Microsoft’s Azure division today for USD20 million to USD30 million, according to estimates based on MachNation IoT M&A research. MachNation’s recently published IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PESs) ScoreCard includes a rating and analysis of Solair. In summary: Solair’s strengths – a solution that speeds-up time-to-market for its customers and an open-source hardware approach that lowers costs of deployment. Solair’s weaknesses – a lack of industry-sector expertise and a solution that is fairly primitive. For more information on […]

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