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3 Use Cases for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

In the two previous articles of this three-part series we discussed 7 benefits for DLT in IoT applications and profiled three IoT vendors who are already leveraging DLT in their solutions. In this piece we will be recapping some common terminology used when discussing DLT and taking an in-depth look at the various use cases for DLT across the industrial, financial and consumer sectors.  DLT is the same as Blockchain…right?  While the terms are often […]

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ALSO’s AllThingsTalk acquisition signals growing interest in SMB IoT solutions

The Swiss business-to-business marketplace operator ALSO has bought AllThingsTalk in a move MachNation believes highlights increasing potential for IoT for small and medium-businesses (SMBs). As we have previously written, large enterprises have traditionally been the early adopters of IoT solutions but the explosive growth in connected devices in recent years has enabled the development of IoT solutions for SMBs, sometimes also called small and medium enterprises (SMEs). That’s a market that AllThingsTalk, of Gent, Belgium, […]

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Mozilla launches open source IoT platform

On April 18th, 2019 Mozilla announced Mozilla WebThings. WebThings is an open source platform aimed at helping consumers connect and monitor IoT devices, presumably in their homes. However, MachNation believes these types of open source platforms have applicability in both enterprise and consumer environments. WebThings was previously called “Project Things,” which is an implementation of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web of Things Standard. MachNation has discussed the value of an open source IoT […]

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IoT Solutions for Small to Medium Businesses

Executive Summary Large enterprises have traditionally been the early adopters of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in their businesses. From enterprise-scale complexity in Industrial IoT (IIoT) to fleet management, asset tracking, device management, EV enablement and more, the IoT has grown to support countless use cases across a wide range of large industries. However, the explosive growth in IoT applications and connected devices in recent years has also enabled the development of solutions to small […]

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A look at UX, personas, and intent-based networking for the IoT edge

It’s easy getting entranced by Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Don’t get me wrong, I love the technology as much as any other technophile, but at the end of the day, enterprise IoT solutions only have value if they empower people — all sorts of people — to make meaningful and valuable changes to business processes or drive product and services innovation. MachNation, an IoT platform test lab, spends a lot of time evaluating best-in-class […]

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