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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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Eliminating the Confusion: MachNation Defines the Five Types of IoT Platforms

The IoT platform space has continued to grow into one of the most critical technology sectors of the Internet of Things (IoT). According to MachNation forecasts, the combined worldwide revenues of IoT platforms that are described in this blog will be USD 9.3 billion in 2016, growing to USD 214.0 billion by 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42% over the period. MachNation has written extensively about the importance of selecting proper […]

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Davra Networks launches certification program to support mass adoption of IoT

For over two years MachNation has posited that the worlds of IoT and IT would eventually merge in order to better serve large and mid-sized enterprises. As IoT becomes more mainstream, there must be improvements in two key areas — IoT technology and IoT channel capacity/capabilities. This blog highlights an example of an IoT Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) vendor leading to build channel capacity and capabilities by borrowing from IT best practices. On 26 April 2016, […]

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