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Jan 2018 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US43434417

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IoT Platforms (Device and Network Connectivity Providers) 2018 Vendor Assessment

By: Stacy CrookResearch Director, Internet of Things, Carrie MacGillivrayGroup Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility

Abstract

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the current worldwide IoT platform market through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy. This IDC MarketScape covers 11 vendors participating in the worldwide IoT platform market that include connectivity management as part of their offering. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in the short term and long term.

"As the IoT platform market matures, a segment of the vendor landscape is beginning to evolve connectivity management–based offerings into broader application enablement platforms," said Stacy Crook, research director within IDC's IoT Ecosystem and Trends research practice. "The challenge is to target the right opportunities and cultivate the optimal go-to-market strategy in a market rife with competition for developers and partners."


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