Research

IoT Device Management

  • Whitepaper: Selecting best-in-class platforms for IoT device and data management

    Far too often enterprises overlook the importance of selecting a strong IoT device management platform as a foundation for their IoT solution. IoT device management platforms provide class-leading lifecycle management capabilities to deploy, monitor, maintain, manage and update IoT devices at-scale. Today, enterprises are deploying many types of IoT solutions including remote asset tracking, preventive and predictive maintenance, transport and logistics management, factory automation and smart cities solutions. All enterprise IoT solutions benefit from the […]

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  • Industrial IoT Edge Use Case: Rail Company

    A rail company enhances monitoring and safety at railroad crossings nationwide. By implementing an improved positive train control solution with IoT, a US-based freight rail company is enhancing its monitoring of and safety at rail crossings while lowering overall system costs.

  • Industrial IoT Edge Use Case: Commercial Real Estate

    A commercial real estate management company offers a better tenant experience, higher building efficiency and improved security while reducing costs. A major building management company is relying on the power of IoT edge computing to improve operations and to provide a high level of service to their tenants.

  • Industrial IoT Edge Use Case: White Goods Manufacturer

    A white goods manufacturer improves tracking of work equipment and tools. A white goods manufacturer is taking advantage of an IoT solution running at the edge to help improve the overall efficiency of the assembly process and positioning of workers.

  • Siemens showcases innovation leadership at #InnoDay 2017

    MachNation’s Dima Tokar describes Siemens’ recent innovation showcase and some of the interesting and relevant displays in which he participated.

  • 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard Executive Summary

    MachNation’s ScoreCard digs deeply into enterprises’ technology requirements for an edge platform by completing an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: ADLINK, Amazon, CalAmp, Cisco, ClearBlade, Dell, FogHorn Systems, Huawei, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, MultiTech, Nebbiolo Technologies, SAP, Siemens, Software AG and Telit.

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  • 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard

    This document is MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard. It digs deeply into enterprises’ technology requirements for an edge platform by completing an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: ADLINK, Amazon, CalAmp, Cisco, ClearBlade, Dell, FogHorn Systems, Huawei, Litmus Automation, Microsoft, MultiTech, Nebbiolo Technologies, SAP, Siemens, Software AG and Telit.

  • IBM Watson IoT Platform – IoT Device Management Vendor Profile

    IBM has been present in the IoT platform market for a relatively long period of time, having released the Watson IoT Platform initially as Internet of Things Foundation in 2014. IBM is a pioneer in the field of cognitive IoT which, according to IBM, is “the use of cognitive computing technologies in combination with data generated by connected devices and the actions those devices can perform.” MachNation has evaluated IBM most recently in its 2016 […]

  • 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.

  • Whitepaper: Five requirements of a leading IoT edge platform

    Enterprises are building IoT solutions to increase productivity, reduce operational costs, improve safety and provide higher levels of service. But they face a number of challenges when deploying IoT solutions in many types of environments. For example, the environment for a national freight railroad system is so geographically dispersed that intensive IoT data transmission costs would undermine total project ROI. The environment for a manufacturing plant has so many brownfield assets that a solution not […]

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  • Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and Hub – IoT Device Management Vendor Profile

    Azure is Microsoft’s flagship cloud product, providing an enterprise-grade cloud platform for outside customers as well as several of Microsoft’s own products (such as Office365 and OneDrive). Before the 2015 announcement of Azure IoT Suite at its annual Microsoft Convergence conference, Microsoft was already well-placed in the IoT market with its Azure IoT Services, key to early-stage development of IoT products. This vendor profile discusses Microsoft Azure’s offerings for IoT platforms. MachNation has also evaluated […]

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) – IoT Device Management Vendor Profile

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the subsidiary of Amazon that offers cloud-based computing products and services. The present-day iteration of AWS officially launched in 2006 with the release of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) — Amazon’s first scalable object storage solution. AWS entered the Internet of Things (IoT) market in late 2015 with AWS IoT, a managed cloud platform for collecting, processing and transferring data from connected devices. This vendor profile discussses AWS’ IoT platform […]

  • Wind River – IoT Device Management Vendor Profile

    Wind River, an Alameda-based Intel subsidiary, specializes in IoT software — specifically, in software solutions for the aerospace, industrial, automotive, medical, and telecommunications markets. Wind River was founded in 1981, made a name for itself in the embedded and mobile software market and was acquired by Intel in mid-2009 as part of the latter company’s effort to expand its software and processor business beyond its traditional markets (PCs and servers) into embedded systems and mobile […]

  • 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)?

  • State of the IoT Device Management Platform Market 2016-2017

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

  • 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.

  • 2017 IoT Device Management ScoreCard – Executive Summary

    The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): ARM, Amazon, Axonize, Bosch, Cloud of Things, Cumulocity / Software AG, DevicePilot, Friendly Technologies, Huawei, Microsoft, Particle, PTC, Relayr / Proximetry, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Telit, Thingsboard and Wind River. MachNation’s IoT Device Management ScoreCard is the industry’s most comprehensive technical review of relevant vendors. The research provides a detailed review of product capabilities, SDKs, APIs and documentation to help enterprises manage IoT sensors, devices and gateways at scale. […]

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  • 2017 IoT Device Management ScoreCard

    The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): ARM, Amazon, Axonize, Bosch, Cloud of Things, Cumulocity / Software AG, DevicePilot, Friendly Technologies, Huawei, Microsoft, Particle, PTC, Relayr / Proximetry, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Telit, Thingsboard and Wind River. MachNation’s IoT Device Management ScoreCard is the industry’s most comprehensive technical review of relevant vendors. The research provides a detailed review of product capabilities, SDKs, APIs and documentation to help enterprises manage IoT sensors, devices and gateways at scale. […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

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