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IoT Application Enablement ScoreCard: MachNation rates 35 AEPs to watch in 2017

Today, MachNation published its 2016 IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard – a rating of 35 Internet of Things (IoT) platform companies. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): The ScoreCard rates the following vendors (listed alphabetically): Aeris, Afero, Altizon, Amazon, Amplia, AT&T, Ayla Networks, Bosch, C3 IoT, Carriots, ClearBlade, Connio, Cumulocity, Davra Networks, DevicePilot, Electric Imp, Ericsson, Exosite, Gemalto, HPE, IBM, Kaa, MachineShop, Microsoft, MODE, PTC, Relayr, SAP, Scriptr.io, SiteWhere, Software AG, Telit, TheThings.iO, Waylay and Yaler. […]

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Pub/sub versus application enablement platform: what’s the difference?

In this short question-and-answer article, we discuss two popular approaches to efficiently, cost effectively and safely get IoT data from endpoint devices to IoT applications. We look at the differences, benefits and drawbacks of publish-subscribe (pub/sub) and application enablement platform (AEP) solutions. We also provide a short of list vendors of pub/sub and AEP solutions. MachNation partners can access this research. Photo by The British Library Photo by Internet Archive Book Images

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Autodesk purchases IoT application enablement platform vendor SeeControl

On 27 August 2015, Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) – a provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software – acquired IoT application enablement platform vendor SeeControl. In this analysis available for MachNation partners we discuss what Autodesk might be doing with SeeControl and provide a high-level financial valuation comparison of recent AEP acquisitions including PTC’s acquisition of Axeda, ColdLight and ThingWorx; and Amazon’s acquisition of 2lemetry.

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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. Why did PTC do it and what were the valuation metrics of the Axeda and ThingWorx purchases? MachNation partners can log-in to our partner portal for more information about this acquisition.

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