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Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): 7 Benefits for IoT Applications

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): 7 Benefits for IoT Applications With billions of devices projected to come online in the coming years, deploying IoT solutions at scale will have to address complex issues of security, connectivity, and cost. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is one of the technologies that can help enterprises as they grow their IoT solutions to scale. In this article, we define DLT and look at 7 benefits of DLT to IoT. The Internet […]

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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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Drones: enterprise IoT in the air, part one

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs), more commonly known as drones, have made huge technological strides in the past decade. From military applications, both as surveillance and weapons platforms, to consumer toys, and finally as enterprise tools, drones have gone from being a weekend hobby for a few dedicated enthusiasts to a fast-growing and rapidly evolving multi-billion dollar market. Some estimates predict $12 billion in sales by 2021, with a CAGR of 7.6% (Business Insider). With all […]

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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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4 Great Experiences from DevNet Create 2018

DevNet Create, the 2-day developer-centric event in Mountain View, exceeded my expectations with featured speakers, tech talks , workshops and a developer build-a-thon called Camp Create. I’m an industry analyst, but I’m also a user and tester of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms both for work and at home. I spend a lot of time learning about and using IoT technology microservices like edge processing tools, device management platforms, analytics platforms and more. There was […]

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