Research

IoT Application Enablement

  • 2018 IoT Application Enablement (AEP) ScoreCard

    The 2018 IoT Application Enablement (AEP) ScoreCard rates the following platform vendors (listed alphabetically): Amazon, AT&T, Axonize, Ayla Networks, Bosch, ClearBlade, Ericsson, HPE, Huawei, IBM, InterDigital, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit and TheThings.iO.

  • SiteWhere open source IoT platform supports smart metering in Turin, Italy

    SiteWhere was selected to use its open-source IoT application enablement platform (AEP) to power a smart metering solution for the utility industry in Turin, Italy. This case study describes some brief findings.

  • Tele2 IoT Talks in Amsterdam brings together 500

    IoT Talks is an event sponsored by Tele2 in various European cities. Bringing together hundreds of customers and partners, these events provide a great opportunity for the IoT ecosystem to learn and network.

  • ADAMOS, Cumulocity and the industrial IoT (IIoT)

    Cumulocity and parent Software AG have announced that the Cumulocity IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) will act as the middleware allowing ADAMOS to share apps and technology tools as it aims to improve digitization in engineering. This short report describes the partnership.

  • IoT Applications, Platforms and Services Forecast: 2017-2026

    MachNation has published its updated IoT applications, platforms and services forecast. This revenue forecast presents data for the technology components and sub-components making up an IoT solution over the period 2017-2026.

  • IoT for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs): Requirements and Case Study

    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)?

  • 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    For a free copy of this Executive Summary, please contact us The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Arrayent, Bosch Software Innovations, Bright Wolf, Davra Networks, DeviceLynk, Essence Group, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Samsara, vyzVoice and Xively. MachNation’s 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates IoT PES vendors across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (See Figure 1). The four categories of requirements consist of 12 sub-requirements which are the underlying basis of MachNation’s […]

  • 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard

    The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Arrayent, Bosch Software Innovations, Bright Wolf, Davra Networks, DeviceLynk, Essence Group, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Samsara, vyzVoice and Xively. MachNation’s 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates IoT PES vendors across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (See Figure 1). The four categories of requirements consist of 12 sub-requirements which are the underlying basis of MachNation’s evaluation. The four categories are: Time-to-market Domain expertise and insight Sophistication of […]

  • 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.

  • SiteWhere announces availability of SiteWhere Enterprise Edition (EE) beta

    SiteWhere, the open source IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendor, has announced availability of SiteWhere Enterprise Edition (EE).  SiteWhere EE provides additional capabilities and microservices built upon its well-established SiteWhere Community Edition (CE).

  • Cumulocity momentum builds with NTT Communications deal

    Cumulocity announced a new partnership with NTT Communications in Japan. Cumulocity’s technology will allow NTT to offer customers a range of new services, such as rapid machine, sensor and device integration and data collection and real-time analytics for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and supply chain automation.

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

    Software AG has announced the acquisition of Cumulocity, the IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendor headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany. In this short report, MachNation suggests an approach for successfully integrating Cumulocity into the Software AG business and solution stack.

  • 4 partners at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017

    MachNation discussed 4 partners — Splunk, FogHorn, Axway and Solace — exhibiting at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017.

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  • State of the IoT application enablement platform (AEP) market: 2016-2017

    Using market survey data collected from MachNation’s recently published 2016 IoT AEP ScoreCard, MachNation published this ‘State of the IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Market: 2016-2017’. Using survey data collected from participating ScoreCard vendors, MachNation is publishing the industry’s only source of IoT AEP survey data and quantitative KPIs.

  • Relayr acquires Proximetry for IoT device management

    On 22 December, 2016, Relayr — an IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendor — announced the acquisition of Proximetry — an IoT device management platform (DMP) vendor. MachNation believes this acquisition is significant for two reasons.

  • 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard

    Today, MachNation published its 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard – a rating of 35 Internet of Things (IoT) platform companies. The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Aeris, Afero, Altizon, Amazon, Amplia, AT&T, Ayla Networks, Bosch, C3 IoT, Carriots, ClearBlade, Connio, Cumulocity, Davra Networks, DevicePilot, Electric Imp, Ericsson, Exosite, Gemalto, HPE, IBM, Kaa, MachineShop, Microsoft, MODE, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit, TheThings.iO, Waylay and Yaler. This is MachNation’s third year of providing to its […]

  • Productized IoT solutions: making IoT easier

    In this short report, MachNation discusses the importance of having productized IoT solutions available for small and medium enterprises. This report also presents a use case about a USA-based vendor of unified communications (UC) solutions extending its platforms to offer a novel new IoT solution to its existing customers.

  • 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    Today, MachNation published its 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard – a rating of 35 Internet of Things (IoT) platform companies. The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Aeris, Afero, Altizon, Amazon, Amplia, AT&T, Ayla Networks, Bosch, C3 IoT, Carriots, ClearBlade, Connio, Cumulocity, Davra Networks, DevicePilot, Electric Imp, Ericsson, Exosite, Gemalto, HPE, IBM, Kaa, MachineShop, Microsoft, MODE, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit, TheThings.iO, Waylay and Yaler. This is MachNation’s third year of providing to its […]

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  • Whitepaper: benefits of an open-source approach to IoT application enablement

    Enterprises and service providers building IoT solutions evaluate myriad software and hardware options to assemble an IoT stack. Typically, middleware requirements are met by using an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). AEPs are a fundamental building block and interface with almost every component in the system, including enterprise backends, IoT devices and ancillary services. Enterprises and service providers selecting an IoT AEP have to choose between selecting a commercial AEP or an open-source AEP. MachNation […]

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  • Blockchain, cybersecurity and IoT

    This Q&A article addresses some questions about blockchain and its relevancy to holistic, high-quality, IoT cybersecurity.

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