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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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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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