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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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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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MachNation’s 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard rates 11 vendors

MachNation announces the availability of its 2018 IoT Monetization ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 11 Internet of Things (IoT) monetization vendors. In order to capture the key trends in the ecosystem, we completed an in-depth analysis of the following vendors: Amdocs, Aria Systems, BillingPlatform, CSG International, Ericsson, FTS, Nokia, Oracle, SAP, ZTESoft, and Zuora. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): MachNation defines IoT monetization as a system that ingests, associates monetary value to, […]

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Updated functional architecture for IoT platforms

MachNation has published an update to our highly demanded IoT platform functional architecture. This publicly available document defines the 8 services categories and 31 microservices required by enterprises in their IoT platforms. IoT platform architecture (Publicly available): Enterprises are using this functional architecture to ensure IoT platform RFXs have the relevant product category questions create their use-case specific IoT solution architectures determine functionality gaps in current their current IoT platform product portfolio No other analyst […]

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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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