- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ARM purchases security vendor Sansa Security for USD75 million
On 30 July 2015, ARM – a designer of processors and related technology – acquired cybersecurity vendor Sansa Security. In this short PowerPoint report, we provide some insights into the relationship and provide a simple financial valuation of Sansa. This report also compares the financial valuation of Sansa to other IoT technology purchases over the last 18 months.
- Financial valuations: recent IoT MVNO acquisitions of Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless announced its intent to purchase MobiquiThings, an IoT mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for EUR14 million (USD15.7 million) on 23 June 2015. This PowerPoint article reviews the financial metrics associated with the acquisitions of MobiquiThings and Wireless Maingate by Sierra Wireless.
- 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.
- PTC opens the wallet again, purchases ColdLight
In this PowerPoint deck, MachNation reviews the transaction, financially compares the ColdLight purchase to other IoT acquisitions and provides some thoughts about PTC’s intentions with this acquisition.
- Unpacking the Amazon Acquisition of 2lemetry
In this PowerPoint deck, MachNation reviews the transaction, estimates the purchase price and provides some thoughts about Amazon’s intentions with this acquisition.