- 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.
- 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.
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions ScoreCard – Executive Summary
For a free copy of this Executive Summary, please contact us The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Arrayent, Bosch Software Innovations, Bright Wolf, Davra Networks, DeviceLynk, Essence Group, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Samsara, vyzVoice and Xively. MachNation’s 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates IoT PES vendors across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (See Figure 1). The four categories of requirements consist of 12 sub-requirements which are the underlying basis of MachNation’s […]
- 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard
The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Arrayent, Bosch Software Innovations, Bright Wolf, Davra Networks, DeviceLynk, Essence Group, Microsoft, Philips Lighting, Samsara, vyzVoice and Xively. MachNation’s 2017 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates IoT PES vendors across a set of requirements spanning four distinct categories (See Figure 1). The four categories of requirements consist of 12 sub-requirements which are the underlying basis of MachNation’s evaluation. The four categories are: Time-to-market Domain expertise and insight Sophistication of […]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PES) ScoreCard 2016
MachNation’s 2015 IoT Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard includes the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Arrayent, Autodesk, Bosch Software Innovations, Davra Networks, DGLogik, Ericsson, Exosite, Helium, IQP, Philips, PLAT.ONE, Samsara, Sensera Systems, Solair Corporate and Xively.
- IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PES) ScoreCard 2016 Executive Summary
Publicly available executive summary of MachNation’s IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions ScoreCard 2016.
- 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.
- IoT data and application enablement: AEP and PES vendor characteristics and classifications
This short research document provides a summary description of the two IoT data and application enablement classifications (AEPs and PESs), classification characteristics and example vendors.
- Bosch launches IoT Cloud at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2016
On 9 March 2016, Bosch launched its Bosch IoT Cloud — and IoT PES — providing enterprises with a platform to offer IoT solutions for the mobility/automotive, industrial, energy/building technology and consumer goods sectors. This piece of research discusses the Bosch IoT Cloud and Bosch ConnectedWorld event.
- Industry sector KPIs for IoT application enablement vendors 2015
In this article, we analyze the industry sector preferences of IoT application enablement vendors based on survey data from MachNation’s 2015 IoT Application Enablement ScoreCard.
- Platform Guide: AEP, DMP, and CDP
This 1-page document is a guide showing the differences between an application enablement platform (AEP), a device management platform (DMP), and a connected device platform (CDP). MachNation has created this guide to help dispel some of the confusion about various types of IoT platforms.
- Sales revenue KPIs for IoT application enablement vendors 2015
In this article, we analyze the average sales contracts of IoT application enablement vendors based on survey data from MachNation’s 2015 IoT Application Enablement ScoreCard.
- Analytics in IoT
Analytics is a critical enabler of IoT solutions. Being able to aggregate, store, manipulate and analyze data from connected devices yields value to the public and private sector organizations adopting these types of solutions.