Constellation Research Unveils the Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and Middleware Constellation ShortList™

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New Program Aiding Early Adopters Focused on Digital Transformation

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“Form must follow function in digital transformation. Once you craft the right business models, you’ll need the right digital technologies, such as IOT, for success.”

Constellation Research, the advisory and futurist firm helping clients transform business models through disruptive technologies, today released its Internet of Things Platforms and Middleware Constellation ShortList™, naming 14 elite vendors in this market. For business leaders applying IoT to digital transformation initiatives, the Constellation ShortList guides them in choosing the right technology to fit their business’ unique needs. As part of Constellation’s new offering, the firm will release nearly 40 lists across diverse categories over the next five weeks.

The Constellation ShortList for Internet of Things Platforms and Middleware elevates vendors across four categories – Major IT Vendors, Open Source, Specialist Enterprise and Industrial Automation. The vendors listed include: AWS IoT Platform, Apache NiFi, Asset Mapping, Bosch IoT Suite, Cisco IOT Cloud Connect, Ericsson Device Connection Platform, Hortonworks, IBM Watson IOT Platform, Kaa,, OpenRemote, Plat.One IoT & M2M (by SAP), Telit and Xively.

“Form must follow function in digital transformation. Once you craft the right business models, you’ll need the right digital technologies, such as IOT, for success,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “As organizations implement digital programs to disrupt an industry, deployment of the right tools will determine whether or not the program is successful. Each Constellation ShortList guides companies to the right technologies for their transformation initiatives.”

Constellation advises early adopters using disruptive technologies on how to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for each category as determined by Constellation Research through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

Additional lists released today include:

  • Cloud-Based Performance Management
  • Cloud Identity Management
  • Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
  • Customer Experience (CX): IOT Platforms
  • Data Lake Management
  • Distributed Ledger Technology Labs
  • Enterprise Group Messaging: Conversation Focus
  • Global HCM Suites
  • Smart Services Digital Monetization Platforms

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About Constellation Research
Constellation Research is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist research firm. Constellation’s analysts serve as innovation advisors for leaders and Global 2000 organizations navigating the challenges of business-model disruption and transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and research coverage areas. The goal – deliver to clients what they need to achieve valuable business results.

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