Research

IoT Application Enablement

  • Whitepaper: How to profit from untapped IoT data with automation, orchestration, and intelligent APIs

    In this whitepaper, MachNation discusses the technology of IoT data automation, orchestration, and intelligent APIs. We then provide 2 use cases describing deployments of the technology and its benefits.

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  • The Colliding Worlds of Enterprise and Consumer IoT

    In this article, MachNation discusses the significant hardware and IoT platform similarities for enterprise and consumer IoT deployments. We then provide some examples of enterprise and consumer IoT solutions that are being integrated.

  • IoT in the Air Part One: Enterprise Use Cases for Drones

    In this short series of articles, MachNation focuses on enterprise-grade drones and drone applications, where aerial systems cost approximately USD5,000 to USD50,000. In part 1 of this series, we discuss how these types of drones are being leveraged in novel ways.

  • 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard

    The 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Amdocs, Aria Systems, BillingPlatform, CSG International, Ericsson, FTS, Nokia, Oracle, SAP, ZTESoft, and Zuora

  • 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    This is the Executive Summary to the 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard that rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Amdocs, Aria Systems, BillingPlatform, CSG International, Ericsson, FTS, Nokia, Oracle, SAP, ZTESoft, and Zuora

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  • Recommendations for enterprises needing high-quality IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities

    In this short article, MachNation defines IoT data visualization and dashboarding; provides recommendations for selecting a top-quality solution; and briefly discusses 5 visualization and dashboarding vendors.

  • Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps: a Q&A article

    In this question and answer (Q&A) article, MachNation reviews Ubuntu Core’s differentiation, general architecture considerations, deployment considerations, and Snap technology management.

  • Software AG inks new channel-to-market deal for IoT platforms

    On 13 June 2018, Bilfinger SE, an operations services company with 2017 revenue of EUR4.044 billion, chose Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform to integrate with Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution. Why is this partnership important? Grab this publication to learn more.

  • Three key IoT announcements from Google Next 2018

    Over 23,000 people descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center to attend Google’s cloud event. There were many newsworthy announcements covering areas like collaboration, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new products and services come not only from Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and its components like Cloud IoT Core, but also from Google’s collaboration and productivity offering (G Suite) and the Google Maps Platform. Here we discuss three key announcements and why they matter […]

  • Connected Factory Use Case: Functional IoT Architecture

    In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected factory solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment and technology characteristics associated with a connected factory solution.

  • Analytics: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 3 tests associated with IoT platform analytics. […]

  • Top 5 tips for successfully developing on a hybrid, edge/cloud, IoT application enablement platform

    On 10-11 April 2018, Cisco sponsored its second annual DevNet Create developers conference in Mountain View, California.  MachNation’s Samuel Hale presented a demo on the top 5 tips for successfully developing on a hybrid, edge/cloud, IoT application enablement platform (AEP).

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  • Connected Trucking Use Case: 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.

  • 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. The deals were announced by Software AG with Telefonica and GFT Technologies.

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

    Orange Business Services (OBS) has partnered with Siemens for use of MindSphere, Siemens’ IoT application enablement platform (AEP). This short article describes MachNation’s opinions on future directions for OBS.

  • External Integration: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Data Management: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Event Processing: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Usability: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

  • Monitoring: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

    MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. MachNation ran 7 tests associated with IoT platform […]

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