The Slow Encroach of Amazon and Microsoft on IIoT Platforms

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By Ryan Martin | 3Q 2020 | IN-5919


Spend to Reach More than US$66 Billion by 2030


As manufacturers integrate Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), they rely on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms dedicated to smart manufacturing to manage their devices, connectivity, infrastructure, and data. These IIoT platforms also help manufacturers implement applications, derive insights, and deliver those insights to the correct stakeholders. More than US$66 billion will be spent on these solutions annually by 2030.

IIoT Platforms' State of Play


It seems almost every company that has built a piece of software for digital industries calls itself a “platform.” Consequently, IIoT platforms come in a variety of flavors to meet a range of needs. The most suitable definition, however, is that of an Application Enablement Platform (AEP).

AEPs provide a solution for importing data, but they often require partners to provide gateways. Some AEPs, such as Siemens MindSphere, Emerson Plantweb, and PTC ThingWorx, provide a “one-stop shop” that can take …

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