This Competitive Assessment has been prepared to provide an unbiased rating of leading third-party M2M Connected Device Platform (CDP) vendors. Market shares for 8 CDP vendors are provided alongside company profiles explaining each company's position in the market. Furthermore, a separate vendor matrix assessment was conducted for the same 8 companies. Several criteria under the broader categories of implementation and innovation were used to determine the overall rating of a particular company and its solutions. An explanation behind each company's scores against these criteria is also provided.