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Amazon, Microsoft, VW, BMW – a bevy of IoT partnerships

Over the past few weeks, two hyperscale cloud vendors have announced partnerships with automotive manufacturers to help extend the use of IoT and cloud to auto industry supply chains. Microsoft has announced a partnership with BMW that will use the Azure platform to create an Open Manufacturing Platform. Amazon and Volkswagen have announced a similar partnership that will create the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud using AWS Infrastructure. These announcements show the huge investment that manufacturers such […]

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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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New IoT partnerships see Software AG upping edge presence

Two agreements have seen Software AG increasing its presence in the on-gateway market, which MachNation estimates can accounts for 65% of IoT edge platform vendor revenues. Software AG announced both partnerships this month. MachNation has included Software AG in its 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard. The first announcement was with Dell Technologies. According to a press release, the partnership will see Dell Technologies bundling Software AG’s Cumulocity edge platform with a selection of Dell’s servers, to […]

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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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