This report examines the transformation of the IoT platform business, exploring recent divestment trends and the growing niche forces shaping the market.

Following a comprehensive analysis of the IoT platform market’s evolution, it zooms on the positioning of key players within each sector.

Finally, it provides an in-depth focus on the Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) market and its ongoing transition.

Table of contents

Executive summary

1. Concept and classification
– IoT Platforms – Introduction
– Key layers of an IoT platform
– IoT Platforms – Classification
– Main players, by type of IoT platform
– Main players, by type of vendor

2. Key vendors leading the market
– Origin of the world’s largest platform vendors
– PTC ThingWorx
– Microsoft Azure
– Siemens Mindsphere
– Other leading SaaS, cloud and web-based IoT platforms
– Categorisation of major players

3. IoT platforms divestments
– Aeris acquires Ericsson’s IoT business
– IBM drops the Watson IoT platform
– Google shuts down IoT Core services

4. IoT platforms serve a niche
– Samsara
– CropX
– Wellaware
– Libelium
– Other niche IoT platforms
– IDATE’s thoughts on the positioning of key IoT platform vendors in 2019
– IDATE’s thoughts on the positioning of key IoT platform vendors in 2023

5. The IoT CMP market transition
– Positioning of key players in the IoT CMP space
– The CMP market is in transition

Geographic area



  • Aeris
  • Assaia
  • AWS
  • Ayyeka
  • Cisco
  • Comarch
  • CropX
  • Emnify
  • Enevo
  • Ericsson
  • Flo Live
  • GE Digital
  • Google
  • IBM
  • IoTM
  • Jasper
  • Kigen
  • Libelium
  • Mavoco
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Nautilus Labs
  • NTT
  • Particle
  • PTC ThingWorx
  • RetailNext
  • Samsara
  • SAP
  • Siemens Mindsphere
  • Sierra Wireess
  • Software AG
  • Telit
  • Transatel
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • Wellaware

Other details

  • Reference: M00117MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: iot, IoT Platform Market, IoT CMP

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