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User experience (UX) testing for IoT platforms

MachNation has been asked by IoT platform vendors to help improve the user experience (UX) of their platforms by completing UX testing. MachNation’s hands-on testing of IoT platforms in our test lab allows us to provide unique insights into best-in-class platform UX. Vendors’ platforms with best-in-class UX will find more commercial success than vendors with poor UX. Research article (publicly available): In order to improve a platform’s UX, we have to understand the types of […]

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2019 Application Enablement (AEP) ScoreCard rates 20 vendors

MachNation announces the availability of its 2019 IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 20 Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendors. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): According to MachNation forecasts, worldwide IoT application enablement and device management revenue was USD 3.2 billion in 2018 growing to USD 66.0 billion by 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40% over the period. Enterprises realize that a well-built IoT AEP […]

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Could ClearBlade’s Ingram Micro deal bring IoT much closer to the masses?

A partnership this month between Austin-based ClearBlade and IT distribution giant Ingram Micro Canada could signal a change for the IoT industry, we believe. The detail of the deal is fairly straightforward: ClearBlade, which offers an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) for IoT applications, is adding Ingram Micro Canada to its roster of distribution partners. “Ingram Micro’s experience and expertise enabled them to recognize the sophistication of our technology and interpret the benefits it could provide […]

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Bosch Software Innovations partners with Huawei to support Chinese markets

Bosch’s software division, Bosch Software Innovations, has strengthened its IoT delivery capabilities in China through a relationship with China’s biggest networking technology company, Huawei. The partnership, announced today, will see the Bosch IoT Suite operated on the Huawei Cloud. As part of the agreement, Bosch and Huawei Cloud intend to develop an end-to-end offering whereby some of Huawei’s IoT gateways will come pre-configured with Bosch software and will be able to be managed through Bosch’s […]

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MQTT and LWM2M: choosing the right IoT data protocol

MachNation has engaged many enterprise clients on the topic of IoT data communication protocols. In particular, there is tremendous interest in understanding the nuances of two of the most debated protocols: MQTT and LWM2M. MachNation’s 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard noted that almost all IoT device management vendors emphasized the LWM2M data communications protocol in their discussions with us, a tremendous difference from the 2017 ScoreCard when virtually no vendor mentioned LWM2M. In this short article […]

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