IoT Platforms & Software

IoT platforms are the central piece in the Internet of Things architecture that connects the real and the virtual worlds to enable communication between objects, manage the data flows, support application development and provide basic analytics for connected IoT devices.

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IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2021/2022: Market consolidation has started

IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2021/2022: Market consolidation has started

In short The number of IoT platform companies did not grow in the last two years. IoT Analytics’ latest research found 613 IoT platform companies currently operating.Since 2019, many IoT platform companies have pivoted their business models: a number of companies no longer focus on IoT or have moved toward selling IoT solutions. Some have ceased to exist.The overall number of IoT platforms based...

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IoT integrators: The secret backbone of the IoT – Insights from 700+ companies providing professional IoT services

IoT integrators: The secret backbone of the IoT – Insights from 700+ companies providing professional IoT services

Key Insights Companies turn to integrators for their IoT projects due to lack of in-house knowledge, staff shortages, and the complexity of IoT setups.IoT Analytics published a list of 700+ system integration & services firms that are focusing on the Internet of Things.IoT integration is the most offered professional service and manufacturing the most targeted vertical by these 700...

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5 Things to Know About the IoT Platforms Market

5 Things to Know About the IoT Platforms Market

Key Insights The IoT platforms market exceeded forecasts, growing 48% between 2015 and 2020 according to IoT Analytics 2021 market report on IoT Platforms.Many large multinationals have adopted IoT Platforms in recent years.Microsoft and AWS have emerged as frontrunners in the market.IoT platform architectures and business models have undergone large changes. Market Report Sample Why it matters?...

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Predictive Maintenance Market: The Evolution from Niche Topic to High ROI Application

Predictive Maintenance Market: The Evolution from Niche Topic to High ROI Application

In short In just five years, predictive maintenance has moved from an uncertain, standalone niche use case to a fast-growing, high return on investment (ROI) application that is truly delivering value to users.These developments are an indication of the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), and the market is still in its infancy.A new IoT Analytics report...

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The 7 Most Demanded IoT System Integration Services

The 7 Most Demanded IoT System Integration Services

In short Seven focus areas are currently in high demand for IoT system integration and professional services.The focus areas of today are further downstream in the value chain (mostly in the solution design and implementation stages) than in years past.Due to strong demand, many technology vendors are building out their own integration capabilities. Why it matters? Companies offering IoT system...

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Cloud MES: How manufacturing software is migrating to the cloud

Cloud MES: How manufacturing software is migrating to the cloud

In short Enterprise software, such as ERP, is increasingly moving to the cloud; Cloud adoption for manufacturing software, such as MES/MOM, is much lower but accelerating.29% of manufacturers in a recent survey indicated a move of MES software to the cloud in the next 2 years.The Cloud MES market is estimated to reach $2.34 billion by 2026. Why it matters? Offering cloud-based MES solutions will...

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Our View On IoT Platforms & Software

IoT platforms are the central piece in the Internet of Things architecture that connects the real and the virtual worlds to enable communication between objects, manage the data flows, support application development and provide basic analytics for connected IoT devices.

Five types of IoT Platforms are defined:

1. Connectivity Platforms

… offer coverage capabilities and solutions for connecting the IoT device, managing and orchestrating connectivity, and provisioning communication services for connected IoT devices.

2. Device Management Platforms

… handle provisioning tasks to ensure connected devices are deployed, configured, and kept up-to-date with regular firmware/software updates.

3. IaaS / Cloud Backend Platforms

… offer a scalable enterprise grade backend for data management of IoT applications and services.

4. Application Enablement Platforms (AEPs)

… enable developers rapidly create, test, and deploy an IoT application or service.

5. Advanced Analytics Platforms

… offer sophisticated analytics tools including machine learning techniques and streaming analytics capabilities to extract actionable insights from IoT data.

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Matthew Wopata

Matthew Wopata

Principal Analyst

Matthew is a principal analyst based in the USA, focusing on industrial technologies. He is IoT Analytics’ lead expert for Industrial IoT, including Industry 4.0 and Industrial Software.

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