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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How the world’s 250 Digital Twins compare? Same, same but different.

How the world’s 250 Digital Twins compare? Same, same but different.

The digitization boom of the last 6+ years has brought up some truly exciting new technology concepts. Digital Twin is one such concept that has gained wide interest and according to Google Trends even tops general search interest in widely searched topics such as the “Industrial IoT” or “IoT Platforms”. Exhibit 1: Google Trends analysis of search interest in “Digital Twins” versus “Industrial...

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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

Update November 2020: IoT Analytics published a more recent blog on: State of the IoT 2020: 12 billion IoT connections, surpassing non-IoT for the first time. 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...

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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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Our View On IoT Platforms & Software

IoT Software comes in many forms including middleware tools, individual open-source components, custom-made code, and modular IoT platforms that sit in the cloud or at the edge.

An IoT Platform is a specialized software tool that is used for building and managing IoT solutions.

IoT Analytics classifies IoT Platforms into four distinctly different layers that, in total, can consist of up to several components and subcomponents.

The four main layers of an IoT Platform:

  1. Application management/enablement
  2. Data management/enablement
  3. Telco management
  4. Device management
IoT Platforms - definition layers components

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Mohammad Hasan

Mohammad Hasan

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Mohammad is part of the data and software team.
Mohammad has previously served as an analyst at Deutsche Bank and WNS (Aviva Investors). He holds a master’s degree in financial engineering, leveraging nine years of experience in technology and financial research.

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