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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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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The leading enterprise cybersecurity companies 2021

The leading enterprise cybersecurity companies 2021

In short Cisco, Microsoft, and Palo Alto Networks are the most popular enterprise cybersecurity companiesIoT Analytics published a 120-page adoption report that identifies and analyzes 99 cybersecurity companies as well as other key adoption trendsEnd-users are increasingly looking at cloud-based security as well as AI-based security solutions Why it matters? Cyberattacks have been on the rise...

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Soft PLCs: The industrial innovator’s dilemma

Soft PLCs: The industrial innovator’s dilemma

In short Software is increasingly replacing hardware in industrial environmentsSoftware-based controllers (Soft PLCs) today are reliable, powerful and flexible.Soft PLC adoption is expected to double between 2019 and 2025, posing an “innovator’s dilemma” for incumbent industrial automation vendors.Actions taken by incumbents will prevent significant disruption in the near-term, but the long-term...

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The top 5 IT priorities for 2021

The top 5 IT priorities for 2021

What does the IT world look like when we return to the new normal after a wild and unexpected 2020? The answer: In 2021, IT priorities will be different but not drastically.  This is one of many findings of IoT Analytics’ latest 36-page publication titled Industrial IT Outlook 2021 which surveyed 50 senior IT decision-makers in the manufacturing,...

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IoT edge computing – what it is and how it is becoming more intelligent

IoT edge computing – what it is and how it is becoming more intelligent

In short IoT edge computing resources are becoming increasingly intelligentThere are 7 key characteristics that make modern edge computing more intelligent (including open architectures, data pre-processing, distributed applications)The intelligent industrial edge computing market is estimated to reach $30.8B by 2025, up from $11.6B in 2020 (see new 248-page report) Why it matters IT/OT...

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5 themes that dominated tech and IoT conferences in Q2 2020

5 themes that dominated tech and IoT conferences in Q2 2020

The first round of virtual conferences among the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us. The IoT Analytics team attended 12 virtual conferences during the second quarter of 2020, each with a focus on the enterprise technology stack and each with some relevance for the Internet of Things. The 12 virtual conferences attended include: Alibaba Cloud SummitAVEVA World DigitalAWS SummitMicrosoft BuildCisco...

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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.

Our Lead Expert

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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