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IoT for small and medium businesses (SMBs): requirements

Over the last 7 or 8 years, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have generally been marketed to and purchased by large enterprises. There are hundreds of IoT solutions for countless use cases including remote asset tracking, factory automation, fleet services, energy/utilities management, parking management, facilities management, smart vehicle enablement and many others. But what about sales of IoT to the world’s 200 million small and medium businesses (SMBs)? While MachNation forecasts 24 billion connected IoT […]

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2017 Platform-Enabled Solution ScoreCard rates 11 vendors

MachNation announces availability of its second annual Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) ScoreCard, an in-depth review and rating of 11 Internet of Things platform-enabled solutions. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): A Platform-Enabled Solution (PES) is a solution-centric offering optimized to reduce the time to deliver a fully-enabled, end-to-end, vertical IoT solution to customers. MachNation makes a clear distinction between an IoT PES and an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP). Buyers of these two types of […]

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The digital thread comes to life at PTC LiveWorx 2017

LiveWorx 17 opened with quite some flash… literally. A dazzling and intricately choreographed laser show, complete with dancing industrial robots and audience participation through LED wrist-bands, wowed journalists, analysts and industry professionals in attendance at this year’s opening keynote. Many customers involved in the IoT space may primarily associate PTC with its IoT application enablement platform, ThingWorx. However, PTC is also a leading provider of CAD software and product lifecycle management (PLM) with its Creo and Windchill […]

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Four Bosch partners we hope you met at Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017

MachNation was pleased to participate in Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 in Berlin. This pivotal event brought together 2700 partners and customers into a dynamite mix of 20th century electro-mechanical machines and 21st century digitization. There were too many exhibitors and partners about which MachNation could write, but we picked-out 4 that are relevant to the types of IoT middleware technology (colored orange in the figure below) that MachNation researches. Research report: (publicly available):

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Productized IoT solutions: making IoT easier

IoT is easy: a phrase that no one has ever said. More precisely, no one has ever said that deploying an enterprise- or carrier-grade IoT solution that supports multiple, integrated applications is easy. And this is certainly understandable. In general, it takes 5-7 IoT technology partners to stand-up one IoT solution. IoT technology vendors have not spent much time integrating IoT solutions that are relatively productized. However, MachNation is beginning to see some movement toward off-the-shelf IoT […]

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