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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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3 Things Missing from Application Enablement Platforms

One of the most fundamental requirements of any successful large or small IoT implementation is an effective application enablement platform. An application enablement platform (AEP) is a technology-centric offering optimized to deliver a best-of-breed, industry-agnostic, extensible middleware core for building a set of interconnected or independent IoT solutions for customers. The AEP forms the heart of an IoT solution, enabling customers to develop, deploy, operate and extend their IoT implementation. An AEP provides a common […]

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2018 Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard rates 21 vendors

Update: MachNation has published the updated 2019 IoT Application Enablement Scorecard with 20 vendors. MachNation announces the availability of its 2018 IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard, an in-depth rating of 21 Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendors. Executive summary (Publicly available): Full report (Client-only access): According to MachNation forecast data, IoT platform revenue will grow 89% in 2018. MachNation forecasts that 2018 IoT platform revenue will reach USD3.3 billion with increased purchasing from enterprises in manufacturing, automotive, […]

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