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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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IoT platform build versus buy TCO calculator

Today, MachNation launched its newest, freely available, TCO tool to help enterprises understand the costs of building their own IoT platform versus buying IoT platform services and capabilities from a third-party vendor. Check out MachNation’s new IoT platform build versus buy TCO (total cost of ownership) calculator. Every week, large and small enterprises talk with us about building their own IoT application enablement (AEP) and IoT device management (DM) platforms. It’s understandable: enterprises want complete […]

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MachNation’s 2018 Device Management ScoreCard rates 17 vendors

MachNation announces the availability of its 2018 IoT Device Management (DM) ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 17 Internet of Things (IoT) device management platform vendors. In order to capture the key trends in the ecosystem, we completed an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: Amazon, Amplia, ARM, AVSystem, Bosch, Harman, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, PTC, Sierra Wireless, SiteWhere, Smith Micro, Software AG, Telit, Thingsboard, and Wind River. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): According […]

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