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Connected Trucking: Functional IoT Architecture

In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected trucking solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment and technology characteristics associated with a connected trucking solution. Connected trucking solutions are used by enterprises to provide real-time location monitoring, optimize delivery routes, improve delivery times, ensure product security, improve transport conditions, anticipate vehicle maintenance and proactively manage failures. These capabilities help businesses lower overall operating costs and minimize risk […]

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Siemens showcases innovation leadership at #InnoDay 2017

SiemensĀ President and CEO Joe Kaeser (@JoeKaeser) kicked off the Innovation Day 2017 with an impressive fact: 29 out of 30 top automakers use Siemens’ PLM software. Founded in 1847, Siemens is a German conglomerate with global leadership positions in sectors such as industrial automation, energy and healthcare. The innovation day demonstrated not only Siemens strengthsĀ in established markets but also its ambitions in the evolving Industrial IoT ecosystem with IoT solutions built on MindSphere. Siemens MindSphere […]

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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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Build, acquire and buy: an AEP analysis

MachNation finds that using an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) is 40% less expensive than building and maintaining an in-house solution. In this financial analysis, MachNation calculates the total cost over 5 years to support up to 5 million IoT devices with a enterprise-grade AEP that is upgraded annually to remain competitive with the market. Analysis: (publicly available):    

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Why Your IoT Solution Needs an Application Enablement Platform

IoT solutions are comprised of lots of technology components including hardware devices, connectivity, middleware and application layers. At its core, an IoT solution like fleet management, remote asset tracking, smart electric meters, and smart buildings facilitates the delivery of IoT data to applications. While there are many ways to link IoT devices to applications, one of the best ways is by using an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). Whitepaper: (Publicly available): People often ask us […]

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