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Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps: a Q&A article

Ubuntu Core is a fully managed containerization platform that combined with a marketplace enables an effective and easy method for deploying Snaps to either cloud or on-premises machines. Canonical’s Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to enterprises as they provide an application-agnostic managed software platform, designed specifically for IoT and similar embedded use cases. In addition, Ubuntu Core and Snaps are important to the IoT ecosystem, because they leverage a well-known technology stack (Linux kernel […]

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Three key IoT announcements from Google Next 2018

Over 23,000 people descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center to attend Google’s cloud event. There were many newsworthy announcements covering areas like collaboration, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new products and services come not only from Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and its components like Cloud IoT Core, but also from Google’s collaboration and productivity offering (G Suite) and the Google Maps Platform. Here we discuss three key announcements and why they matter […]

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Connected Smart Factory: Functional IoT Architecture

In this use case report, MachNation illustrates the microservices of a connected, smart factory solution. MachNation also describes some of the most salient architecture, deployment, and technology characteristics associated with a connected factory solution. Connected factories improve visibility and insight into the real-time and historical status of production lines, optimize machine maintenance and equipment downtime, optimize production line efficiency, rapidly evolve product revisions through better product lifecycle management, and better integrate enterprise business processes such […]

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Analytics: IoT Platform Comparison from MachNation MIT-E

MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E) is an IoT platform test and comparison lab run by MachNation. In MIT-E, MachNation tests, scores and summarizes the quality of platform features and usability characteristics. MachNation conducts 71 tests (referred to as tasks in MachNation nomenclature) across 9 evaluation categories. Currently tested evaluation categories include access control, analytics, comprehensive evaluation, data management, device management, event processing, external integration, monitoring and usability. This document focuses on analytics. MachNation ran 3 […]

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Software AG inks new channel-to-market deal for IoT platforms

On 13 June 2018, Bilfinger SE, an operations services company with 2017 revenue of EUR4.044 billion, choose Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform to integrate with Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution. Why is this partnership important? Software AG has identified a relevant channel-to-market for IoT platforms. Bilfinger is best described as an operations technology (OT) systems integrator (SI) with 36,000 employees providing operational support to enterprises in the process industry. These enterprises — chemicals, petrochemical, […]

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