Research

IoT Device Management

  • 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    This is the publicly-available Executive Summary from MachNation’s 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard. The full ScoreCard includes the following vendors (listed alphabetically): ADLINK, Amazon, Bosch, ClearBlade, Crosser, Eurotech, FogHorn Systems, Interactor, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, Nymea, Rigado, Siemens, Software AG, SWIM, Telit, and Wicastr.

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  • 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard

    This document is MachNation’s 2019 IoT Edge ScoreCard. It includes the following 17 vendors (listed alphabetically): ADLINK, Amazon, Bosch, ClearBlade, Crosser, Eurotech, FogHorn Systems, Interactor, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, Nymea, Rigado, Siemens, Software AG, SWIM, Telit, and Wicastr.

  • Designing a best-in-class IoT platform user experience (UX): A look at personas

    In this short article, we define the 5 most common enterprise IoT platform personas (user types), describe their typical platform tasks, and identify best-in-class IoT platform UX for each persona. For the convenience of MachNation clients, we also link the UX methodology to workflows in MachNation’s MIT-E Complete.

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  • Whitepaper: Three ways to evaluate IoT platforms

    In this article we define 3 IoT platform evaluation methods, identify when each should be used, outline the evaluation methodology, and provide benefits and drawbacks of each.

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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.

  • MQTT and LWM2M: Choosing the right IoT data protocol

    In this short article, we define the two IoT data communications protocols and provide simple guidelines to help enterprises decide when they should use MQTT or LWM2M.

  • Nanotron chooses ClearBlade’s IoT edge capabilities

    In January, 2018, we rated ClearBlade as an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) vendor to watch on account of its particularly strong IoT edge computing capabilities. Now the company’s capabilities have secured it a deal with Nanotron Technologies, a German location awareness systems developer. More info on this announcement in this publication.

  • 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.

  • 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    This is the Executive Summary to the 2018 IoT Device Management (DM) ScoreCard that rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Amazon, Amplia, ARM, AVSystem, Bosch, Harman, IBM, Microsoft, PTC, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Smith Micro, Software AG, Telit, ThingsBoard, and Wind River.

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  • 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard

    The 2018 IoT Device Management (DM) ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Amazon, Amplia, ARM, AVSystem, Bosch, Harman, IBM, Microsoft, PTC, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Smith Micro, Software AG, Telit, ThingsBoard, and Wind River

  • 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.

  • State of the IoT Edge Platform Market: 2017-2018

    Using market survey data collected from MachNation’s recently published 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard, MachNation published this ‘State of the IoT Edge Platform Market 2017-2018’. Using survey data collected from participating ScoreCard vendors, MachNation is publishing the industry’s only source of IoT edge platform survey data and quantitative KPIs.

  • 3 Things Missing from Device Management Platforms

    In this research, MachNation discusses the 3 things missing from most enterprise-grade IoT device management (DM) platforms.

  • 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 […]

  • Device 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 […]

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