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10 Jul 2017

New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Internet of Things Software Platform Providers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 10, 2017 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the publication of a new report, IDC MarketScape : Worldwide IoT Platforms (Software Vendors) 2017 Assessment (Doc #US42033517), which provides an in-depth analysis of worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) platform software providers.

The 12 vendors evaluated in the study include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ayla Networks, Bosch Software Innovations, Fujitsu, GE Digital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, LogMeIn, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, and SAP.

"As a core technology responsible for collecting IoT data and feeding that data into analytical models and services, IoT platforms play a critical role in the IoT ecosystem," said IDC's Stacy Crook, research director, Internet of Things. "Organizations around the world must now decide which IoT platform offers the best alignment with their Digital Transformation goals."

In IDC's view, an IoT platform is a commercial software product that offers some combination of the following elements: connectivity management; device management; data ingestion, processing, and management; visualization tools; application enablement; and analytics. The IDC MarketScape assesses the strategies and capabilities of IoT platform software providers that contribute to their success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy.

This research revealed that technology buyers should look for IoT platform software providers that offer the following attributes:

  • Product functionality breadth
  • Protocol/device support
  • Integration capabilities
  • Edge support
  • Transparent pricing

Join IDC for a complimentary Web conference on August 3rd to learn more about major players in the IoT platform market and to hear about specific use cases. Details and registration are available at:

For more information about this IDC MarketScape, contact Stacy Crook at

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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For more information, contact:

Michael Shirer

Stacy Crook