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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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Litmus Automation steps up smart factory game with ROHM partnership

Litmus Automation, named in MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard, has boosted its smart factory capabilities through a relationship with ROHM Semiconductor. The partnership will see ROHM’s sensor nodes and sub-gigahertz wireless communication integrated circuits working alongside Litmus Automation’s LoopEdge gateways and LoopCloud cloud-based industrial IoT platform. The ROHM technologies, attached to machinery and other factory equipment, will essentially act as the nerve endings for Litmus Automation’s systems. More technically, ROHM sensors will process key monitoring […]

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