• 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.

  • Financial valuation: PTC acquires Axeda

    In the ever evolving world of IoT, the acquisition of Axeda for USD170 million is certainly not a surprise. First PTC acquired ThingWorx in December, 2013, now they’ve snapped up Axeda. This brief research note compares financial valuation metrics for the Axeda and ThingWorx acquisitions.

  • Autodesk snaps up application enablement platform vendor SeeControl

    On 27 August 2015, Autodesk – a provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software – acquired IoT application enablement platform (AEP) vendor SeeControl. In this brief article we discuss what Autodesk might be doing with SeeControl and provide a high-level financial valuation comparison for recent AEP transactions.

  • Insights from Axeda Connexion 2014

    At the end of an industry event, we at MachNation like to reflect on some of the insights generated by event participants. In this environment of weekly IoT/M2M events it is not easy finding unique nuggets of wisdom, but occasionally we do. Let’s discuss a few insights from discussions and presentations on 6 May at Axeda Connexion 2014.