GlobalData launches new Enterprise IoT Platform coverage, names IBM and SAP as leaders

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has published a new Competitive Landscape Assessment for Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms. The company’s report provides a comprehensive analysis of this dynamic and highly competitive space with profiles, rankings and comparisons of 11 of the top global platforms.

Enterprise IoT Platforms have become important enablers across a wide swathe of enterprise and industrial operations by tapping into the potential for businesses to gain productivity enhancements, operational streamlining and incremental revenues by connecting their devices and products to sensors that collect critical data about usage and performance. The platforms allow businesses to collect, filter, analyze and feed data into various applications which facilitate better business decisions.

The assessment includes detailed information on platform capabilities along with vendor go-to-market strategies that will help enterprise buyers effectively select the best technological solution and most appropriate partner in pursuing real-world IoT business outcomes.

GlobalData’s new Competitive Landscape Assessment includes profiles on platforms from Amazon, Cisco, GE, Google, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC and SAP, with plans to expand and include other vendors in the future. The report will help enterprises select vendors to help them successfully leverage IoT for diverse use cases, and will help developers choose solutions as they build complex applications to take advantage of the large amounts of data collected by businesses with the aim of building better products and operational processes.

Key buying criteria evaluated within the Competitive Landscape Assessment include:

  • Go-to-Market
  • Ecosystem
  • Connectivity and Device Management
  • App Development
  • Security Capabilities
  • Data Services
  • Analysis and Reporting
  • Pricing
  • Packaging and Solutions


Kathryn Weldon, Technology Research Director at GlobalData, says: “IoT is an increasingly important enabler, representing a significant growth market for technology solution providers and their business customers alike. As a result, the market for platforms that make IoT projects easier to deploy and manage, and more impactful to the companies that are deploying them has grown significantly in size and scope over the past three years.”


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