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  • 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)?

  • 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 […]

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • M&A insights: SAP acquires PLAT.ONE

    In this brief article, MachNation provides rationale for the acquisition and a high-level analysis of a likely purchase price and revenue multiple.

  • Cumulocity announces native support for MQTT and joins standards alliance, OASIS

    Open and flexible architecture is an important characteristic of leading IoT application enablement platforms (AEPs). Last week, Cumulocity joined the OASIS standards body and announced native support for MQTT protocol.

  • Whitepaper: five key traits of leading IoT Application Enablement Platforms (AEPs)

    An application enablement platform (AEP) is a critically important component of an IoT solution. MachNation research suggests there are five key traits that determine the quality of an AEP including a flexible deployment model; a focus on the developer persona; sophisticated management capabilities; the comprehensiveness of the overall platform; and a well-executed partnership strategy. In this whitepaper, MachNation outlines each trait in detail and explains why these five characteristics should be used by savvy buyers […]

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  • IoT application enablement forecast worldwide: 2015-2025

    MachNation has created a worldwide IoT application enablement forecast to present insights into the state and development of the IoT application enablement platform (AEP), platform-enabled solutions (PES) and related markets. This report provides a forecast for the vendor and revenue categories making up an IoT application enablement offering. The forecast covers the period 2015-2025.

  • IoT applications, platforms and services forecast: 2015-2025

    MachNation has created an IoT platform, application and services forecast to present insights into the state and development of the IoT market. This report provides a forecast for the technology components and sub-components making up an IoT solution. The forecast covers the period 2015-2025.

  • IoT orchestration case study: Cumulocity and Zapier integration

    Cumulocity’s recently announced strategic partnership with Zapier is an excellent example of an AEP furthering the ability of its enterprise customers to take advantage of leading IoT orchestration capabilities on its platform.

  • IoT Application Enablement and LPWAN: LoRaWAN, RPMA, SIGFOX and NB-IoT

    In this report, MachNation – the research experts in IoT middleware – concisely describes the points of integration between an application enablement platform (AEP), platform-enabled solution (PES) and LPWAN systems so that IoT vendors, service providers, system integrators and public and private sector organizations can successfully create, deploy and manage LPWAN-powered IoT solutions.

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  • Davra Networks uses IT best-practices to support mass adoption of IoT with channel certifications

    On 26 April 2016, Davra Networks – an IoT PES – announced a partnership with Fast Lane to offer a four new Davra certification courses on designing and developing solutions using Davra Networks’ RuBAN. This blog discusses the implications.

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