Competitive Dynamics in the M2M Platform Space

21 January 2014
Report type: Strategy Report
Author(s): Jim Morrish
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, internet, things, platform, software
Number of Pages: 31

This report examines the emergence of M2M/IoT Application Platforms and the impact that these will have on the established M2M platforms environment. The report starts by charting the development of the current day M2M platforms environment, before identifying the emergence of M2M/IoT Application Platforms and describing the key success factors of such platforms. A significant proportion of the report is dedicated to an analysis of the competitive dynamics within the M2M/IoT Application Platform space, and the consequential impact on more traditional M2M platform types. The report provides invaluable analysis for enterprises seeking to gain an improved understanding and awareness of platforms within M2M and IoT, and platforms and other service providers looking to identify opportunity areas to develop and improve product and service offerings. Companies mentioned in the report include Amdocs, Axeda, Bosch Software Innovations, Cumulocity, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson (with their DCP platform), Eurotech, Jasper Wireless, Oracle, PTC, Telefonica, Thingworx, Vodafone, and Xively. Specifically, we contrast the current leading edge approach to M2M application development (as exemplified by Axeda) with the new and emerging M2M/IoT Application Platform led approach that will enable a wider Internet of Things environment (as exemplified by ThingWorx and Bosch Software Innovation).

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