IoT Platforms — A Worldwide Analysis

IoT Platforms — A Worldwide Analysis

This IDC study is a worldwide analysis of IoT platforms today — a hotly debated topic in the past couple of years, and this document sheds light on its evolution, concept, challenges, and competitive environment and its crucial role for IoT to thrive in the digital era.This study gathers insight from a group of worldwide IoT analysts, after numerous interviews with leading vendors and enterprise buyers, as well as extensive research into IoT platforms over the past year."IoT platforms are evolving rapidly, and their architecture is gaining significant sophistication. At a basic level, they essentially connect devices, collect and manage vast amounts of data, and expose new insights to enterprises' back-end systems or to third parties," said Angela Salmeron, research manager, IDC EMEA Mobile Enterprise Strategies. "Nevertheless, their architecture is not the only criteria for success. Market leaders are those that can successfully attract and nurture best-of-breed partners (e.g., SIs, app developers, SaaS vendors, and other IT companies) to build value-added and differentiatedsolutions on the top of their platform."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Why IoT Platforms?
Essential Technical Features of an IoT Platform
Different Generations of IoT Platforms
Competitive Environment
IoT Ecosystems
Business Impact of IoT Platforms
From a Buyer Perspective
From a Vendor Perspective
Important Barriers in IoT Platforms
Lack of Common Standards
Data Protection and Privacy
Network Security
IP Addresses and Identity Management
Total Cost of Ownership
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
For the Enterprise
For Platform Providers
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