This scorecard report examines nine key platform vendors based on IHS Markit’s assessment of these vendors’ market opportunity. While there are currently hundreds of IoT platforms vendors, IHS Markit has chosen these nine companies as representative of key strategic approaches taken by many vendors in the overall IoT platforms market. The nine vendors evaluated are: (in alphabetical order) Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, General Electric, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, PTC and SAP.
This scorecard evaluates each vendors’ market opportunity expressed as current market presence and market momentum. This study is purposefully market-oriented; it is not intended for use as a technical evaluation of these vendors or their platforms.
Senior Principal Analyst, IoT
Sam Lucero has been a technology market and industry analyst since 2001, and he has focused exclusively on analyzing the market opportunity for IoT for the past 15 years.