- 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.
- 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.
- 4 partners at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017
MachNation discussed 4 partners — Splunk, FogHorn, Axway and Solace — exhibiting at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 […]
- 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 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.
- Communication service providers can triple their IoT/M2M revenues with an IoT application enablement platform
This Analyst Insight Article offers 5 best practices describing how carriers can most effectively leverage their relationships with IoT AEP 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.
- Sales channel KPIs for IoT application enablement vendors 2015
In this article, we analyze the sales channel preferences of IoT application enablement vendors based on survey data from MachNation’s 2015 IoT Application Enablement ScoreCard.
- Regional revenue KPIs for IoT application enablement vendors 2015
In this article, we analyze the regional revenue percentages of IoT application enablement vendors based on survey data from MachNation’s 2015 IoT Application Enablement ScoreCard.
- Platform Guide: AEP, PES and CDP
This 1-page document is a guide showing the differences between an application enablement platform (AEP), a platform enabled solution (PES) 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.
- IoT Application Enablement Platform ScoreCard 2015
In this ScoreCard, MachNation ranks 23 IoT application enablement vendors’ solutions (AEPs), partnership approaches and potential for success. Vendors in this ScoreCard include: Aeris, Amazon, ARM, Autodesk, Ayla Networks, Bug Labs, Carriots, Cumulocity, Davra Networks, Electric Imp, EVRYTHNG, Exosite, IBM, MachineShop, PLAT.ONE, PTC, SAP, Sierra Wireless, Telit, Waylay, Xively, Waylay, Yaler and Zebra Technologies.
- 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.