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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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Recommendations for enterprises needing high-quality IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities

Introduction MachNation has found that very few IoT application enablement platforms (AEPs) provide best-in-class IoT data visualization and dashboarding capabilities. This leaves enterprises and service providers without a way to quickly visualize IoT asset states and associated ingested data using a productized and easily deployed solution. In this short article, we define IoT data visualization and dashboard; provide recommendations for selecting a top-quality solution; and briefly discuss 5 visualization and dashboarding vendors. Definitions According to […]

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Nanotron chooses ClearBlade’s IoT edge capabilities

In January, 2018, we rated ClearBlade as an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) vendor to watch on account of its particularly strong IoT edge computing capabilities. Now the company’s capabilities have secured it a deal with Nanotron Technologies, a German location awareness systems developer. Austin, Texas-based ClearBlade’s AEP middleware will be integrated into Nanotron’s advanced tracking software, according to a recent announcement. Nanotron is looking for ClearBlade’s platform to carry out IoT device maintenance and security […]

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Software AG inks new channel-to-market deal for IoT platforms

On 13 June 2018, Bilfinger SE, an operations services company with 2017 revenue of EUR4.044 billion, choose Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform to integrate with Bilfinger’s Connected Asset Performance (BCAP) solution. Why is this partnership important? Software AG has identified a relevant channel-to-market for IoT platforms. Bilfinger is best described as an operations technology (OT) systems integrator (SI) with 36,000 employees providing operational support to enterprises in the process industry. These enterprises — chemicals, petrochemical, […]

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