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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The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 2 of 2

The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 2 of 2

Covid-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact on our society and our economy. In Part 1 of our analysis on the “impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things” we highlighted how the crisis is causing companies to require more transparency, reduce Capex and reconsider supply chains. We also discussed how IoT applications like “Track & Trace”, “Remote Asset Access” and specific healthcare...

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The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 1

The impact of Covid-19 on the Internet of Things – now and beyond the Great Lockdown: Part 1

Covid-19 is having an unprecedented impact on our society and our economy. There are also strong indications that many technologies will see accelerated adoption in the coming years because people become more digitally minded as they embrace technology while working from home. But how does Covid-19 impact the Internet of Things, its technology, and its applications specifically? In the last...

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IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2019/2020: 620 IoT Platforms globally

IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2019/2020: 620 IoT Platforms globally

There are now officially 620 IoT Platform companies on the open market, up from 450 IoT Platforms companies in 2017 – this is according to the latest IoT Platforms competitive Landscape & database 2020. Key findings of the IoT Platform Competitive Landscape & Database 2020 report: The market is NOT consolidating: There are now 620 IoT platform vendors, up from 450 in 2017The market is...

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The Top 10 Industrial AI use cases

The Top 10 Industrial AI use cases

IoT Analytics’ recently published the Industrial AI Market Report 2020-2025. As part of the research, the analyst team identified a total of 33 different use cases that employ Artificial Intelligence tools and techniques on (predominantly) IoT-connected data sources and assets of industrial enterprises. These 33 industrial AI use cases have been grouped into 10 broader use case categories which...

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Predictive Maintenance Companies Landscape 2019

Predictive Maintenance Companies Landscape 2019

Advances in Internet of Things and in Analytics/AI technologies are saving companies billions of dollars on their asset maintenance, according to IoT Analytics’ recent Predictive Maintenance Market Report 2019-2024. The research (performed in early 2019) shows that the number of vendors particularly focusing on Predictive Maintenance has doubled, compared to a similar analysis conducted in 2017....

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The 25 best IoT Platforms 2019 – based on customer reviews

The 25 best IoT Platforms 2019 – based on customer reviews

In short New 180-page report on IoT Platforms. IoT Analytics released the 2019 IoT Platform End-User Satisfaction Report, that ranks the best IoT Platforms based on 800+ data points from actual users of various IoT Platforms.4 in 5 users report positive IoT Platform ROI. An overwhelming 80% of users reported positive ROI of their IoT Platform investments, highlighting how viable IoT Platforms...

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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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