The IoT or Internet of Things has gone way ahead of a buzz word which is to arrive at some point in the future with some real world examples which can be seen in businesses, factories and homes all across the globe. So, here we have come up with an unscientific preview of some of the global platform players in IoT market which have strived hard to convert this market into a reality. Researches have concluded that IoT will generate a revenue of more than $ 300 billion by 2020 with estimates of several connected devices ranging from 25 billion to over 200 billion.
So, here is a list of top 5 Global Platform Players in IoT.
AWS has a number of platforms such as Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Machine Learning and Lambda to build IoT applications. The cloud has a remarkable role to play in the Internet of Things. Moreover, the leading infrastructure cloud player existing today is the Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services also enables the users to create its own IoT applications which can control the IoT sensors data remotely.
In the year 2016, ARM, a leading British chip designed made a dedicated effort to direct itself into the IoT space. The low-power designs of the company have been the mainstay of consumer items such as set top boxes and smart phones for years at length. As a result of this, ARM was well positioned itself to branch out in the IoT ecosystem with designs which can be used in the low-powered connected sensors.
AT & T is making continual efforts to position itself as the network for the IoT sector. The company has had several partnerships with different companies such as Intel, IBM, Cisco and GE. Further, it is taking measures to be the de factor network provider to connect all such devices. Other telecommunication giants include Verizon, Telefonica and Vodafone are also taking measures to tap into the market. AT & T is making a conscious investment in connected cars, fleet management, energy management as well as a variety of different industries.
When we speak about creating micro electromagnetic sensors, we cannot forget Bosch. The company took conscious effort to put IoT at the centre of its strategy in the year 2015 when it came up with an idea of Internet of Things Suite. You can see Bosch sensors used in your home too like in thermostats. It is also used in certain unusual cases such as maintaining the best temperature for growing asparagus or for the purpose of monitoring racing car data. In the year 2016, the company came up with a cloud service that could boost its IoT plans to keep pace with competitors like AWS.
Cisco is an American networking giant. It offers IoT infrastructure across a plethora of industries like connected factories, smart grid, utilities, oil and gas, mass transit, roadways, aviation, rail and maritime. The company also offers field network infrastructure for the control and monitoring of energy distribution, application enablement, management, and embedded networks along with IoT-enabled cyber security products.
The search engine giant Google made waves in the IoT market when it went ahead and made a purchase of 3.2 billion for NEST which sells fire detectors and thermostats that are smart meaning they interact with the owners to learn the patterns. Nest once used to be the big name brands to make it big in the connected home space. Google also offers capabilities for the businesses to manage their big data with the help of its Google Cloud Platform service.
IoT movement is basically about creating more data. According to Oracle, all of that data requires a place to be stored. The company offers a plethora of services including a middleware platform for developing the applications so as to capture database and data and further store it all. It also helps in enabling Java in embedded server devices.
Microsoft has a single focused agenda that is to make Internet of Things applicable to day to day business activities. It is doing this via a couple of products such as specialized Embedded OS that is designed to analyze and collect data as well as by way of products in its Azure cloud like Intelligent system an offering which off loads heavy data analysis on the cloud. In the year 2016, this software giant acquired Solair which is an Italian IoT software. Solair is designed to help the customers harness the power of IoT. It promotes the IoT projects across food and beverage, retail, manufacturing as well as transporting sectors.
IBM indeed has a vast array of products in this arena. From MobileFirst that provides objects mobile capabilities to MessageSight, a messaging platform for M2M (machine to machine) data and Blue Mix which is a development platform for apps that has the capability to manage IoT data collection as well as analysis. However, fortunately, IBM isn’t the sole provider of IT centric IoT offerings. Service companies such as CGI and Wipro are doing their bit too.
If we talk about Dell, IoT is actually a core business piece for the company. Dell was once known for its affordable PCs as well as the servers, however, today it is known for its concept of ‘internet of everything.’ The company assures that by the end of 2031, the number of connected devices will increase from roughly 8 billion (today) to 200 billion or maybe even more which is 25 times more than the total number of people found on the planet.
These are the 10 leading Global Platform Players in IoT (in no specific order) that are set to transform the entire market.