Navigant Research Names Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC Leading IoT Platform Providers

Successful IoT platform vendors will cut through the complexities of IoT deployments and distance themselves from the pack, report finds

BOULDER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 19, 2017 — A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 15 Internet of Things (IoT) platform providers, with Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC rated the highest across 10 criteria.

Utilities and large enterprises using IoT technologies rely on an ecosystem of vendors to help them harness an increasing number of connected devices, processes, and large data volumes that can unlock valuable business insights through analytics tools. As demand for IoT technology increases, many vendors have cobbled together IoT platforms as a foundational solution that promises to bring order, control, and economic advantages. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and PTC are the leading IoT platform providers.

“The crowded IoT value chain has attracted numerous platform vendors, each trying to grab a piece of what has so far been a fragmented market,” says Neil Strother, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “The leaders in this segment have developed IoT platforms that enable customers to better harness large data sets from devices and sensors, and then turn that data into useful business outcomes.”

The challenge for these vendors, however, is to cut through the complexities of IoT deployments, and distance themselves from the pack. According to the report, vendors with innovative and differentiated products that become standard across a particular industrial sector, or sectors, will have the market advantage.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT Platform Vendors, examines the Strategy and Execution of 15 vendors offering IoT platforms relevant to utilities and other industries taking on digital transformation projects. These vendors are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; solution performance; product portfolio; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the IoT platform market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT Platform Vendors, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.



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