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What Orange Business Services’ partnership with Siemens means for the AEP market

A partnership this month could indicate that developing all the best-in-class microservices of an IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) is not easy, even for a global systems integrator like Orange Business Services. Orange Business Services made an announcement stating that it will supplement its own in-house-developed AEP with platform services from the industrial equipment giant Siemens. Orange Business Services said it would be using the Siemens MindSphere AEP, combined with its own Datavenue data analytics offering, to […]

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IoT edge state of the market 2017-2018: survey data

Today, MachNation published the industry’s first State of the IoT Edge Market Report: 2017-2018. MachNation collected and analyzed quantitative data from the vendors that participated in MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard. Using these data, MachNation published the industry’s only source of IoT edge survey data and quantitative key performance indicators (KPIs). In this report are the following survey data tables and KPIs Edge top business challenges Edge top technology challenges 2017-2018 anticipated edge vendor revenue growth Edge revenues: percentage […]

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3 Things Missing from Device Management Platforms

A core component of any successful large or small IoT implementation is an effective device management solution. An IoT device management platform (DMP) is an offering that provides device lifecycle management functionality associated with the deployment and management of IoT assets. Typical IoT assets include IoT gateways, retrofitted and new industrial equipment and low-powered Linux-based devices. Typical DMP functionality includes asset provisioning, firmware upgrades, security patching, alerting and reporting on specific metrics associated with IoT […]

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Ooredoo win offers further clarity on Software AG’s strategy for Cumulocity

A year ago, we offered three scenarios for what might happen to IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) developer Cumulocity following its acquisition by Software AG. We predicted Software AG might use the Cumulocity platform as core middleware around which to deploy products for business process management and analytics. Since then, various deals involving Cumulocity have helped to clarify Software AG’s strategy. This month, for example, the Doha, Qatar-based international telecommunications company Ooredoo announced it would […]

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Google acquires LogMeIn’s Xively

Google has announced its intent to acquire one of  the early players in the IoT platform space, Xively, for USD50 million. MachNation has been tracking Xively since our first IoT platform ScoreCard published in 2014. Xively was formerly known as Pachube and COSM before it was acquired by the Boston-based LogMeIn in 2011. MachNation believes that the Xively acquisition was a value purchase by Google looking to find a company with some experienced IoT developers and […]

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