The only completely independent analyst-driven tool designed to help enterprises evaluate and navigate the IoT platform landscape.
This free-of-charge tool provides all enterprises these scoring points into 6 macro-indicators and provides all enterprises looking to adopt an IoT platform solution, a unique and more informed understanding of the IoT platform landscape. FIND THE RIGHT PLATFORM FOR YOU!
An IoT platform is a software middleware suite that facilitates secure monitoring, control and analysis of device and sensor behaviour in the field. In essence, it provides an enabling layer between these connected devices/sensors and user applications. There are two main parts of a complete IoT platform – the part that manages the physical connectivity to the devices and other systems to ensure that essential data is collected (the Connectivity Management platform), and the part that processes the data (the Application Enablement platform). Although both parts are required for an IoT solution they are often provided by different vendors, reflecting their specific expertise.
The aim of an IoT platform is to reduce the time and cost of getting new IoT solutions built and implemented. There are several layers to an IoT solution and these are becoming increasingly complex as the market develops. The IoT platform takes advantage of the fact that the majority of what is needed in IoT solutions is the same and does not need to be redeveloped for every application. At least 80% of IoT solutions are made from common parts, so can be predesigned and made available through an IoT platform. The platform then also provides the means for customising and configuring the solution for a specific application need.
These 6 macro-indicators are constructed by Beecham Research against the following, scoring from 1 = Very Low to 5 = Very High:
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