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Procuring IoT AEPs: vendor competency trumps technical capability

  • IoT
  • Internet of Things
  • Procurement
  • AEP
  • Application Enablement Platform
  • IoT Platform
  • Digital Transformation
  • Jim Morrish
Any enterprise considering developing and deploying an IoT solution will, at some point, more than likely consider options to use an IoT AEP (Application Enablement Platform) to support the development. At Transforma Insights, we think that that’s a sensible thing to do, but also that there’s more to the story than simply picking an AEP that appears ‘top right’ in a matrix of (say) technical capabilities vs ability to deploy. In this report we draw on extensive analysis of IoT platforms undertaken for our IoT Platform Peer Benchmarking Report to make recommendations for enterprises on the considerations they should have in mind when selecting an AEP, including solution and industry match, capabilities and commercial terms.
  • Aeris Communications
  • Altair
  • Bosch
  • Clearblade
  • Delair
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Flutura
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • PTC
  • SAP
  • Software AG
  • Vodafone
  • Internet of Things

      When undertaking digital transformation solution development, teams and approaches must be structured to match the task at hand

      • AI
      • Edge
      • Hyperconnectivity
      • IoT
      • Procurement
      • Deployment
      • Development
      • Project Management
      • Digital Transformation
      • Jim Morrish
      Anyone who engages with IoT solution specification or development will quickly realise that the Internet of Things is a very diverse place and the requirements of different applications will necessitate very different approaches. In this Key Topic Insight Report we examine some key aspects of this diversity, from simple deployment parameters through to questions of whether the application is a competitive differentiator and the depth of enterprise integration. The reason for the analysis is that these kinds of variations often will have significant implications for how IoT solutions are procured and delivered, including questions of whether to build or buy, and how to establish project team competencies.
      • Enedis
      • GreenStar
      • iTEC Pro
      • John Deere
      • Landis & Gyr
      • Rea Valley Tractors
      • StarFire

            How to select a cellular connectivity provider for IoT

            • Communications Service Provider
            • CSP
            • IoT
            • cellular
            • connectivity
            • M2M
            • Matt Hatton
            Connecting IoT applications via cellular connectivity requires enterprises to select from one of a few connectivity provider, either network operators such as AT&T and Vodafone, or virtual network operators such as Aeris or KORE. The capabilities of these suppliers vary significantly. They all have different technical capabilities, geographical coverage, and vertical competencies, which will be of varying importance depending on the specifics of the implementation. This report provides would-be buyers of cellular IoT connectivity with guidelines for how to select the right providers to short-list for RFPs.
            • Aeris Communications
            • AT&T Business
            • Deutsche Telekom
            • KORE
            • Orange Business Services
            • Telefonica
            • Telenor
            • Telia Company
            • Verizon Communications
            • Vodafone
            • Internet of Things
            • Hyperconnectivity

                Communications Service Provider (CSP) IoT Peer Benchmarking 2020

                • IoT
                • Internet of Things
                • benchmarking
                • CSP
                • Communications Service Provider
                • connectivity
                • Matt Hatton
                Transforma Insights’ Communications Service Provider (CSP) IoT Peer Benchmarking 2020 report analyses the strategies and capabilities of ten leading providers of global IoT connectivity.
                • Aeris Communications
                • AT&T Business
                • Deutsche Telekom
                • KORE
                • Orange Business Services
                • Telefonica
                • Telenor
                • Telia Company
                • Verizon Communications
                • Vodafone
                • Internet of Things
                • Hyperconnectivity
                • Edge Computing
                • Data Sharing

                    Top 33 operator groups account for 1.27 billion cellular IoT connections with Chinese operators dominant

                    • Cellular
                    • hyperconnectivity
                    • Internet of Things
                    • mobile
                    • wireless
                    • connections
                    • SIMs
                    • communication service providers
                    • Matt Hatton
                    This report ranks the top 30+ operator groups by numbers of IoT connections, including commentary on the dominance of China, wafer-thin average-revenue-per-connection and the impact of COVID-19.
                    • America Movil
                    • AT&T
                    • Bharti Airtel
                    • China Mobile
                    • China Telecom
                    • China Unicom
                    • Deutsche Telekom
                    • EE
                    • Etisalat
                    • KDDI
                    • KPN
                    • KT
                    • LGU+
                    • Megafon
                    • MTN
                    • MTS
                    • NTT Docomo
                    • Ooredoo
                    • Orange
                    • Rogers
                    • SK Telecom
                    • Softbank
                    • Swisscom
                    • Telefonica
                    • Telekom Austria
                    • Telenor
                    • Telia
                    • Telkomsel
                    • Telstra
                    • TIM
                    • Turkcell
                    • Verizon Communications
                    • Vodafone
                    • Internet of Things
                    • Hyperconnectivity

                        7 ways to harness AI, IoT and other disruptive technologies for competitive advantage

                        • 3D printing
                        • additive manufacturing
                        • artificial intelligence
                        • AI
                        • autonomous robotic systems
                        • drones
                        • data
                        • exchange
                        • distributed ledger
                        • blockchain
                        • edge computing
                        • human machine interface
                        • hyperconnectivity
                        • IoT
                        • product lifecycle management
                        • PLM
                        • robotic process automation
                        • RPA
                        • case studies
                        • Jim Morrish
                        • Matt Hatton
                        On the 30th July Transforma Insights' Matt Hatton and Jim Morrish ran a webinar on best practice for deploying digital transformation technologies. The slide deck is available here.

                                Sigfox remains the wild-card in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) pack

                                • Low Power Wide Area
                                • LPWA
                                • Sigfox
                                • Hyperconnectivity
                                • Internet of Things
                                • IoT
                                • Jim Morrish
                                Sigfox has been a key technology in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space for around 10 years. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. With chipsets available for USD0.20 (in volume) the company remains the wild-card in the LPWA pack and the potential could be huge.
                                • 0G Baltics
                                • Airbus
                                • Alps Electric
                                • Axiata Group
                                • Bayer
                                • BMW
                                • Celcom
                                • DHL
                                • Kyocera
                                • PSA Groupe
                                • Jaguar Land Rover
                                • Michelin
                                • Nestle
                                • Securitas
                                • Sigfox
                                • Total
                                • Veolia
                                • WND
                                • Xperanti
                                • Internet of Things
                                • Hyperconnectivity

                                    NB-IoT and LTE-M are set to dominate the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

                                    • Low power wide area
                                    • LPWA
                                    • 3GPP
                                    • NB-IoT
                                    • LTE-M
                                    • Hyperconnectivity
                                    • Internet of Things
                                    • IoT
                                    • private network
                                    • public network
                                    • roaming
                                    • Jim Morrish
                                    NB-IoT and LTE-M are the 3GPP contributions to the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) ecosystem. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. NB-IoT and LTE-M are unlike any cellular technology that has gone before. They are optimised for the needs of connected machines (not people) and will become a lynchpin of the IoT marketplace. However, the novelty of these technologies exposes weaknesses in established mobile operator strategies and practices.
                                    • AT&T Business
                                    • China Mobile
                                    • China Telecom
                                    • China Unicom
                                    • Deutsche Telekom
                                    • Ericsson
                                    • GSMA
                                    • Huawei
                                    • KDDI
                                    • Orange
                                    • Telefonica
                                    • Telstra
                                    • Turkcell
                                    • Verizon Communications
                                    • Vodafone
                                    • Internet of Things
                                    • Hyperconnectivity

                                        LoRaWAN is a strong contender in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

                                        • Low Power Wide Area
                                        • LPWA
                                        • LoRaWAN
                                        • Hyperconnectivity
                                        • Internet of Things
                                        • IoT
                                        • private network
                                        • public network
                                        • roaming
                                        • Jim Morrish
                                        LoRaWAN has emerged as the ‘dominant alternative’ Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology, counterbalancing 3GPP alternatives. The LoRaWAN ecosystem worldwide has been slowly but surely developing and strengthening in recent years. Coverage in some geographies is good, and the technology is well-suited for deployment in private networks. In this report we review LoRaWAN’s technology capabilities, examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges.
                                        • Actility
                                        • Alibaba
                                        • Amazon
                                        • American Tower
                                        • Chevron
                                        • Cisco
                                        • Comcast
                                        • Everynet
                                        • KPN
                                        • Lacuna Space
                                        • LoRa Alliance
                                        • Netze BW
                                        • Orange
                                        • Proximus
                                        • Semtech
                                        • Senra
                                        • Swisscom
                                        • Tata
                                        • Tencent
                                        • Veolia
                                        • Internet of Things
                                        • Hyperconnectivity

                                            Opportunities and challenges for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies

                                            • Low power wide area
                                            • LPWA
                                            • Internet of Things
                                            • IoT
                                            • Jim Morrish
                                            Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity includes an emerging group of wireless technologies that have been specifically designed to support the communications needs of machines, not humans. There are clear opportunities for such technologies but, as ever with new technologies, there are attendant challenges. This report provides an introduction to the range of LPWA technologies and an assessment of the challenges they face in addressing the IoT opportunity.
                                            • 3GPP
                                            • Amazon
                                            • Kyocera
                                            • Microchip
                                            • NTT Docomo
                                            • Proximus
                                            • Sigfox
                                            • Internet of Things
                                            • Hyperconnectivity

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