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Mind Commerce ICT Research

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Unlike some other research companies, Mind Commerce focuses only on ICT.

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We provide business information, market and technology insights for and about the global ICT industry.  Coverage areas include communications, applications, content, and commerce.  Premium B2B service customers include global ICT companies, enterprise, government, and NGOs.

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Mind Commerce practice areas are directed at the ongoing transformation of communications, applications, content, and commerce.

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Mind Commerce reports, data, and insights provide a great depth of knowledge into new and disintermediating technologies, evolving business models, transforming market needs and emerging opportunities.


Mind Commerce reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.  Mind Commerce specializes in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) arena.  Primary focus areas are Artificial Intelligence, Broadband Wireless (5G, LTE, and WiFi), Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Internet of Things.

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While Mind Commerce covers many aspects of the ICT industry, special emphasis is focused upon a few key emerging and disruptive technologies areas including 5G, AI, Cloud Computing (including Multi-access Edge Computing), Data Analytics, Immersive Technologies (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and related areas), and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions.


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Leading IoT Companies and Organizations

Who are the Leading Companies in IoT?

There is no one way to measure or determine why a commercial entity, standards group, or industry organization should be considered an IoT leader.

An organization could be considered a leading IoT company because of go-to-market leadership, technology integration, innovative solutions, and many other reasons.

IoT leaders are found in many aspects of ICT including hardware, software, APIs, platforms, solutions, applications, products and services.  They may also be found to be involved in many industry verticals.


We provide the below listing of organizations that Mind Commerce has covered in its IoT reports including the comprehensive IoT Technologies, Solutions, and Market Opportunities 2017 – 2022 portfolio of IoT research.

Leading IoT Organizations

  • 3GPP
  • 3rings
  • 3Scale
  • 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)
  • AB Electrolux
  • abas ERP
  • ABB Group
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Accenture PLC
  • Accruent LLC
  • Aclara
  • Acuity Brands Inc.
  • Adept Technology
  • AdhereTech Inc.
  • Advanced Lighting Technologies Inc.
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc.
  • Advantech
  • Aeris Communications
  • Aerocrine AB
  • Afour Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Agribiotix
  • AGT International
  • Aira Tech
  • Air-Go
  • Akana
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • AliveCor
  • ALLSEEN Alliance
  • Altera Corporation
  • Com Inc.
  • AMD
  • Amdocs
  • Amperex Technology Limited (ATL)
  • Amplía Soluciones SL
  • Anixter International
  • ANSYS Inc.
  • API Axle
  • Apiary
  • Apica System
  • Apify
  • Apigee
  • APIphany
  • AppCarousel
  • Appear Networks Systems AB
  • Apple Inc.
  • Arduino
  • ArgonDesign
  • ARM Holdings
  • Arrayent Inc.
  • ASSA ABLOY Group
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Atari
  • Atlas
  • Atmel Corporation
  • Atmosphere
  • Atos SE
  • ATOSS Software AG
  • Audi
  • Augmedix
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Automation IG
  • Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
  • Aware360 Ltd.
  • Awarepoint
  • Axiros
  • Axis Communications AB
  • Axway
  • AxxonSoft
  • Ayla Networks
  • B+B SmartWorx
  • BabyBe
  • Baidu Inc.
  • Bayshore Networks
  • Beddit
  • Beyond Security
  • BioSerenity
  • BL Healthcare
  • Blackberry Ltd
  • Blue Clover Devices
  • Blue Energy Co. Ltd.
  • BMC Software Inc.
  • BMW
  • Bosch Software Innovations
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Bridgelux Inc.
  • British Gas
  • British Telecom
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Brocade Communication Systems
  • C3IoT
  • CA API Management
  • Calvary Robotics
  • Canonical Ltd.
  • Capgemini
  • Carriots
  • Cattle Watch
  • CBRE
  • Cello Track Nano System
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Certified Security Solutions (CSS)
  • Charles River Laboratories Inc.
  • ChromoGenics
  • Chrono
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citrix Systems Inc.
  • City Data Exchange
  • Climate Corporation
  • Cloud Elements
  • CloudMinds
  • CloudTags Inc.
  • Cognizant
  • Computer Science Corporation
  • ConnectedHealth
  • Contiki
  • Core Systems
  • Covance Inc.
  • Covisint Corporation
  • Cree Inc.
  • Crestron Electronics Inc.
  • Crowdoptic Inc.
  • CTS
  • Cue
  • Cumula
  • Cumulocity GmBH
  • Cypress
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • Daikin Industries Ltd.
  • Daimler
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Decagon
  • Deepfield Robotics (Bosch)
  • Dell EMC
  • Deployd
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Diabetizer GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dialight Plc
  • Diamond Glass
  • Digi International
  • Digicert
  • Digital Living Network Alliance
  • DigitalGenius
  • DroneDeploy
  • Du
  • DXC Technology
  • EarlySense
  • Eaton Corporation Plc
  • Echelon Corporation
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Eclipse Software
  • EControl-Glas GmbH & Co. KG
  • Ecovacs Robotics Inc.
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Elecsys Corporation
  • Electric Imp
  • Electrolux
  • Elisa Corporation
  • Emergent One
  • Emerson Network Power
  • ENEA
  • Enea AB
  • Eneco
  • Enterox Systems
  • Entropic MaxLinear
  • Entrust
  • Ericsson
  • Erle Robotics
  • eScooter
  • eSol Co. Ltd.
  • ESRI
  • Essence Group
  • Estimote Inc.
  • Etisalat
  • Euravka
  • Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Evermind
  • Express Logic Inc.
  • EyeNetra
  • Facebook Inc.
  • FANUC Corporation
  • FarmersEdge
  • FastNet
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Fidelity National Information Services
  • FieldSync
  • Fiserv Inc.
  • FLIR Systems
  • FluxFarm Inc.
  • Flytxt
  • FM: Systems Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • ForgeRock
  • FreeRTOS
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fruit Street
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Future Path Medical Holding Company LLC
  • GE
  • Gelo Inc.
  • Gemalto
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Genetec
  • Gesimat GmbH
  • GlucoVista
  • GMO GlobalSign
  • GoodLux
  • Google Inc.
  • Gree Electric Appliances Inc.
  • Green Hills Software
  • GreenPeak
  • Greenvity
  • GSMA
  • Haier
  • Halo
  • Happiest Minds Technologies
  • HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • Heliotrope Technologies
  • Hello
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP)
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Holtek
  • Honda
  • Honeywell
  • Horadata
  • HotBlack Robotics Srl
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Hyundai
  • IBM Corporation
  • ICON Plc.
  • Icontrol network
  • IIC
  • Indesit
  • Indus Systems Inc.
  • Industry Alliances for IoT solutions for Connected Home
  • Infineon Technologies
  • InfoBionic
  • Infor
  • Infosys Limited
  • Ingenu
  • Ingersoll-Rand Inc.
  • Insiteo
  • Insteon
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intelligent Glass
  • InteraXon
  • Interdigital
  • Intuit Inc.
  • inVentiv Health Incorporated
  • iOFFICE Corporation
  • iRhythm
  • iRobot Corp.
  • Ixia
  • IXYS Corporation
  • Jan Medical
  • Jasper (Cisco)
  • Jawbone
  • JLL
  • John Deere
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kaa
  • Kasabi
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • Kinsa
  • Kong
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • io
  • KPN
  • Kronos Incorporated
  • Layer 7 Technologies
  • Lennox International Inc.
  • Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • LG Chem
  • LG Electronics Inc.
  • Libelium
  • LinkLabs Symphony Link
  • Linux
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Loopt
  • LoRa Alliance
  • Losant IoT Inc.
  • LPWAN Ecosystem
  • Lumo
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Lynx Software Technologies, Inc.
  • Maana, Inc.
  • MachineShop Inc.
  • MAD Apparel
  • Management and Application Enablement
  • Marvell
  • Mashape
  • Mashery
  • Matrix Industrial Automation
  • Mazor Robotics
  • Mc10
  • McKesson Corporation
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Medidata Solutions
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mentor Graphics Inc.
  • Meshify
  • Micrium
  • Micro Focus (NetIQ)
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Micron Technology Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Midea Group
  • Miele
  • Misfit
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • MLS Electronics Co. Ltd
  • MongoDB Inc.
  • Monica Healthcare
  • Moov
  • Motion Controls Robotics Inc.
  • Motiv
  • MTN
  • Mxit
  • Mysoft Sage X3
  • Nanotron Technologies GmBH
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Instruments
  • Navisense Inc.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nest Labs.
  • Netflix Inc.
  • Netgear
  • Netgem
  • Neul
  • NeuroSky
  • NeuroVigil
  • Nevatech Sentinet
  • NewCare
  • Nexeon MedSystem
  • Nexus Group
  • NICE Systems Ltd.
  • Nissan
  • NJW Limited
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Nortek
  • Novacoast Inc.
  • NovaSom
  • NTT DATA Corporation
  • Nuvoton
  • Nvidia
  • Nwave
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • OAR corporation
  • Obaa
  • Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Omron Corporation
  • OMsignal
  • OneM2M Partners
  • OnFarm
  • Open Automobile Alliance (OAA)
  • Openstream Inc.
  • OpenWSN
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Orange
  • Oregan Networks Ltd.
  • Ortelio Ltd
  • OSRAM Licht AG
  • Owlet
  • Ozobot & Evollve Inc.
  • Paloma Industries Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • PAREXEL International Corp.
  • ParStream (Cisco)
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC
  • Philips Lumileds
  • Physical and Cyber Cyber-security
  • PhysIQ
  • Ping Identity
  • Planon Corporation
  • Pleotint LLC
  • Polytronix Inc.
  • Pontis
  • Praetorian
  • Pristine
  • Proteus Digital Health
  • Proto Homes
  • Proximus
  • Proxomo
  • PTC
  • Pv-Kraftwerker
  • Qardio
  • Qualcomm
  • Quanttus
  • Quby
  • Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc.
  • RadiSys
  • Rajant
  • Rapid7 Inc.
  • RapidValue Solutions
  • Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd.
  • Raven Industries
  • RavenWindow
  • Real Time Innovation
  • Reali Technologies Ltd
  • ReconRobotics Inc.
  • RedAnt
  • RedKnee
  • Reflexis Systems Inc.
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Research Frontiers
  • Rest Devices
  • REST United
  • Restlet
  • Restlet
  • RIOT
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Rubicon Labs
  • SAFT
  • SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
  • Saksoft Limited
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Sano Intelligence
  • SAP
  • Scanadu
  • Schneider Electric
  • Scienstry
  • Securonix Inc.
  • Seegrid
  • Segger Microcontroller Systems
  • Segway Inc. and Ninebot
  • Select Companies and Solutions
  • SemTech
  • Senet
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Sense Tecnic System Inc. (STS)
  • Sensonics
  • Sensoria
  • Sharp
  • Siemens AG
  • Sierra Wireless Inc.
  • Sight Machine Inc.
  • Silicon Labs
  • Simplifeye
  • SK Telecom
  • SlantRange
  • Smart Office Solutions
  • Smartbear Software
  • SmartDeviceLink Consortium
  • SmartThings
  • Socrata
  • SoftBank Robotics Holding Corp.
  • Software AG
  • Software Developers
  • Sotera Wireless
  • Spacex
  • Spansion
  • Sproutling
  • SQLstream, Inc.
  • Stanley Healthcare
  • StarHub
  • STMicroelectronics
  • StrongLoop
  • Swagger
  • Symantec
  • Sysmex Corporation
  • Tata Consultancy Services Limited
  • TCS
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Tech-Con Automation Inc.
  • Technicolor
  • Telefonica SA
  • Teletracking
  • Teliasonera Company AB
  • Telit Communications PLC
  • Telkom SA Soc Ltd.
  • Tellient
  • Telnic
  • Telus Communications
  • Temboo Inc.
  • TempolQ
  • ai
  • Teradata Corporation
  • Terbine
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thaimic Labs
  • The SMART Workplace
  • Theorem Clinical Research Inc.
  • io
  • ThingWorx
  • Thread
  • Threatmetrix Inc.
  • Thync
  • TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Tieto
  • Tilepay
  • Time Sensitive Networking
  • TinyOS
  • TopCon
  • Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd.
  • Toyota
  • Trackit
  • Trimble Inc.
  • TruePosition
  • Trustwave Holdings Inc.
  • TuringSense
  • Tyk
  • Unicoi Systems Inc.
  • Unisys Corporation
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Universal Robots
  • Uptake Technologies Inc.
  • V2X Platform and Solution Providers
  • Vaillant Group
  • Verizon Communications
  • Virtual Operations
  • Vista Window Company
  • VitalConnect
  • VMware vCloud
  • Vodafone Group Plc
  • Voluntis
  • Vordel
  • WebServius
  • Weightless
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Whiznets
  • Whoop
  • Wind River
  • Wink
  • Wipro Limited
  • Wireless IoT Forum (WIoTF)
  • Wireless Registry
  • Withings
  • WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS)
  • Wolf Robotics LLC
  • Worldsensing
  • Wovyn LLC.
  • WRLD3D
  • WSO2
  • XILINX Inc.
  • Xively (LogMeIn Inc.)
  • XMPro
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation
  • Ybrain
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Zigbee
  • ZigBee Alliance
  • Z-Wave Alliance

Additional IoT Organizations

If you do not see your organization listed, please Contact Mind Commerce may get you on our radar screen.  It’s likely we already know about your company, but we have not had the pleasure of communicating with you yet.

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IoT APIs to Watch for Application and Service Development

Importance of APIs in IoT App and Service Development

As the Internet of Things (IoT) increases scale and scope across industry verticals, the exploitation of Application Programming Interfaces (API) specifically targeted towards IoT application and service development will be very important.

Key areas for IoT app and service support include IoT specific OS, Application Development & Deployment Platform (ADDP), and IoT Testing services. For example, ADDP and IoT Testing services in particular will be crucial to mitigate risks for enterprise deployment and reduce lifecycle costs. Another important area is IoT simulation as it will be critical to identifying network impact, potential security concerns, and much more.

IoT APIs to Watch

  • Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skills API
  • Amazon Alexa Voice Service API
  • Amazon List Skills API
  • Angus.ai API
  • API Management
  • APIBond API
  • Apple HomeKit API
  • Arrayent API
  • Arrow Intelligent Services API
  • AT&T M2X Distribution API
  • AT&T M2X Keys API
  • Autodata Motorcycle API
  • Automile API
  • BeaconsInSpace API
  • Beagle Sense API
  • Beebotte API
  • BITalino API
  • BloomSky API
  • Body Labs BodyKit Instant API
  • Brivo Labs SAM API
  • Bt.tn API
  • Cara API
  • CarmaLink GPS API
  • Caruma API
  • Carvoyant API
  • Chain API
  • ClearBlade API
  • CloudRail API
  • Codeproof MDM API
  • CoSwitched API
  • Couchbase API
  • Craft.ai API
  • CubeSensors API
  • Dash Chassis API
  • Dash Mobile API
  • DeviceHive API
  • DeviceHub API
  • DeviceIdentifier API
  • Dog Gateway API
  • ecobee API
  • electric imp API
  • energyhive API
  • Estimote API
  • Fencer API
  • FitBark API
  • GardenKit API
  • Garmin Communicator Plugin API
  • Garmin Connect API
  • Google Open Spherical Camera API
  • Google Weave API
  • GroveStreams API
  • Houndify API
  • HPE Haven OnDem and Retrieve Config API
  • ickStream API
  • Illiri API
  • Indigo Domotics API
  • Instacount API
  • InstaUnite API
  • Insteon API
  • Interpair API
  • ioBridge API
  • IOStash IoT PaaS API
  • Istabai API
  • Kaa Admin API
  • Know Watt API
  • Konekt API
  • Kontakt.io API
  • Kuzzle API
  • Lelylan API
  • littleBits Cloud API
  • Livio Connect API
  • Lockitron API
  • Loggamera Heatpump API
  • LotaData API
  • Matrix API
  • Meeti API
  • Meshblu API
  • MicroBees API
  • Minme API
  • Miracl API
  • Miri Device Description API
  • Misfit API
  • Mnubo API
  • MoBagel API
  • Mojio API
  • Mojio Push API
  • Motion Shadow API
  • Muzzley API
  • myCloudData API
  • Myfox API
  • Myle API
  • MyTagList API
  • NAOqi Sensors API
  • ncryptify API
  • Nest API
  • Netatmo API
  • Netbeast API
  • Neura API
  • Nymi API
  • OGC SensorThings API
  • Okidokeys API
  • Omega Ricochet API
  • OpenChannel Marketplace API
  • OpenSensors API
  • Orange Datavenue API
  • Pachube API
  • Paraimpu API
  • Particle API
  • Pebble API
  • Pimatic REST API
  • Pinoccio API
  • Planet OS API
  • PlugShare Station API
  • Poken API
  • Predix Asset Data API
  • Predix Time Series API
  • Predix Traffic Planning API
  • PressureNet.io API
  • PSA Group Connected Car API
  • Pulseway REST API
  • PushBug API
  • Relayr API
  • Reposify API
  • Roq.ad Cross-Device User Identification API
  • Safecast API
  • Samsung ARTIK Cloud API
  • Scio API
  • Scout API
  • scriptr.io API
  • SecureDB accounts API
  • Sense Tecnic WoTkit API
  • Sense360 API
  • SenseIoT API
  • Sensorberg API
  • Sensorist API
  • Shodan API
  • Sidecar Event API
  • Sierra Wireless AirVantage API
  • Smart Citizen API
  • SmartThings API
  • Solutecia API
  • Sonos Music API
  • Sony Lifelog API
  • Space Bunny API
  • Spark Devices API
  • SwiftKey API
  • TalkBack API
  • Telecoms Cloud API
  • Telematic REST API
  • Telepat API
  • Temboo API
  • Thalmic Myo API
  • The Beacon Registry API
  • theThings.IO REST API
  • thingk.me API
  • ThingPark API
  • ThingSpeak API
  • ThinkEco API
  • Thinking Things API
  • Tweakker API
  • Ubidots API
  • UnificationEngine API
  • Unofficial Tesla Model S API
  • URX App Search API
  • Verizon Personal Cloud Storage API
  • VIMOC Technologies API
  • Vinli API
  • W3C Generic Sensor API
  • W3C Web MIDI API
  • Weaver API
  • Wia API
  • Wink App API
  • Withings API
  • Xively API
  • xMatters API
  • yetu API
  • Zatar API

APIs in IoT Software Development and Application Operation

Software development companies and network integrators are increasingly focusing attention on IoT, both for applications directly involving IoT as well as integrating existing software with sensor networks, remote devices, and cloud-based computing.

Among the key technologies, Digital Twins solutions will play an especially important role

Application Programming Interfaces (API) are a key enabler of IoT software development as well as application and service operations.  APIs are rapidly becoming table stakes for interoperability between IoT platforms, devices, and gateways


Internet of Things (IoT) Software Development: IoT APIs, Apps, and Services Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 assesses the market challenges and opportunities associated with development and support of IoT APIs. This research evaluates leading companies, solutions, technologies, and use cases.This IoT research also analyzes the role of IoT APIs in support of key functional components of the IoT Ecosystem including Identity Management, Mediation, and other operational support functions. The report includes detailed forecasts for IoT API revenue globally, regionally, and by industry verticals for the period 2017 to 2022.

This research also evaluates the IoT app and service ecosystem including major players, market outlook, and opportunities. This research also assesses the growth factors and related technologies including Integrated Development Platform (IDP), Real Time Operating System (RTOS), QA Testing, Open Source and Commercial IoT OS, and overall IoT app and service deployment considerations.

The report also analyzes important companies and solutions as well as products, apps, and services in each segment. The report includes detailed forecasts for the global and regional market including IoT OS market, IoT ADDP market, and IoT Testing market from 2017 to 2022.

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Market Outlook for Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, and Industrial IoT

IoT Drives Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial Market Transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to transform Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial market segments in terms of technologies, processes, procedures, products, services, and more.

Consumer IoT

Consumer IoT will fundamentally change how consumers related to products and interact with companies.

The Connected Home business in particular is accelerating rapidly, with the markets for hardware and software solution developers looking very promising through 2022 and beyond.  Connected Home covers automation and connection of home electronics and appliances, utility meters, thermostats and sensors within the home using remote access from the Internet. Connected homes also include intelligent home that controls lighting, air conditioning, and security systems such as door locks and safety locks.

Global markets for connected home will reach $133 billion by 2022. This is a massive market opportunity for hardware and software developers

IoT in Connected Homes will help usher into existence and entire new capability set for Smart Products.  By definition, Smart Products are connected (through the Internet and by means of various local wireless communications, self-discovering process with a gateway, and various authentication and authorization protocols) to the product manufacturing and/or distributor.

Enterprise IoT

Enterprise IoT will disrupt supply chains, further reducing the need for intermediaries.  In some cases, IoT systems are connecting directly with suppliers, bypassing corporate procurement systems altogether.  Leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution providers are adding IoT capabilities into ERP systems to generate meaningful insights for businesses.


IoT in Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP systems are coupling sensors and other IoT devices to transmit data into ERP system on real-time basis without human intervention.


IoT in ERP Software and Service Revenue

Among the 15 industry verticals (covered in the Mind Commerce IoT in ERP report), leading industry verticals for IoT enabled ERP marketplace will be manufacturing, smart cities, and healthcare respectively generating 16%, 13%, and 11% market revenue.

Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT (IIoT) will act as a major catalyst to drive further evolution of process intensive industries such as manufacturing.  Part of this evolution will involve a convergence of technologies including artificial intelligence, broadband wireless, cloud computing, and data analytics.


This convergence will facilitate smarter industrial infrastructure and improved capabilities to leverage data for product improvements and greater customer intimacy.

IIoT will make products smarter,  which will fundamentally change the relationship between products and suppliers as well as products and consumers.  These Smart Products will change the concept of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), which is largely creation-to-sale today, to design-to-destruction, meaning that there will be much more data about products from “cradle to grave” so-to-speak.

As products become services (through cloud computing), and producers gain increasingly more intelligence about product/service usage (through IoT), customer intimacy greatly increases

This will change the relationship between consumers and producers wherein the former has more impact on the latter through an increasingly interactive relationship after the sale.  This will have a profound impact on the manufacturer to consumer relationship as well as form a bridge between consumer IoT and IIoT over time as the perceived time and distance between end-user and producer becomes minimal.

Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, and Industrial IoT Market Outlook 2017 to 2022

Mind Commerce offers a comprehensive IoT report portfolio.  These IoT reports are critical to identifying opportunities for R&D, technology integration, and development of new solutions and applications across industry segments.


Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial IoT Reports

Our findings, insights, data and forecasts are also a key part of capitalizing upon the market for new and enhanced hardware, software, platforms, and services for emerging IoT networks and systems.


Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies, Solutions, and Market Opportunities 2017 – 2022 represents the most comprehensive selection of reports available addressing the market for IoT in industry verticals as well as IoT driven solutions, services, and applications across segments. This portfolio of reports also provides extensive coverage of IoT technology driven hardware, software, and platform integration as well as convergence of IoT with other emerging ICT technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Data Analytics.

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Who are the Leading Building Automation and Management Companies?

Much to the benefit of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) companies, office buildings are becoming increasingly smarter as CRE provides can differentiate their offerings, attract high-end customers, and charge higher rents thanks to Smart Building technologies and solutions.

Many of the technologies involved in intelligent buildings are also used in a broader context with Smart Infrastructure.

Smart Infrastructure

Smart Infrastructure: Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Homes, and Smart Workplace

Physical infrastructure includes buildings, transportation (roadways, railways, and ports), utilities, and more. Improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency, safeguarding assets, and establishing new value-added services are the fundamental goals of establishing Smart Infrastructure.

A few of the more important areas to consider are Smart CitiesSmart Buildings (primarily focused on commercial real estate), and Smart Homes. With modern employment becoming increasingly more flexible, the Smart Workplace is also a consideration across infrastructure elements and not relegated to a single location.

Some of the Leading Companies in Automation and Building Management include:

  • 1efficiency
  • 2 Degrees Network
  • Abundant Power
  • Aeon Labs LLC
  • Affinegy, Inc
  • Affinity Automation, LLC
  • American Auto-Matrix
  • American Digitals
  • American Energy Management
  • AMMAMSIC Technology Corp
  • Appin Associates
  • Assodomotica
  • Athena Engineering, Inc
  • Automated Control Inc.
  • Automation Buildings
  • Azbil
  • Be Home247
  • Belimo
  • Brandt Automation, Inc
  • Building IQ
  • Building Robotics
  • Cabling Specialists, Inc
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Central Coast Environmental Controls
  • ComEd
  • Commercial Air
  • Controlled Environment Structures, Inc.
  • Copper Tree Analytics
  • Crestron
  • CSR
  • Current Analytics, Inc.
  • Cylon
  • Delta Controls
  • Delta Energy and Environment
  • Distech Controls
  • E.m.s. Technologies
  • Eagle Energy, Inc
  • Ecova
  • EFT Energy
  • Elemco Building Controls
  • Energent
  • Energy ETC, Inc.
  • EnergyCAP
  • EnerNOC
  • Enovity, Inc.
  • eSight Energy
  • Frazier Service Co.
  • Genesis Automation
  • GridPoint
  • Hawkeye Energy Solutions
  • HomeLink Technologies
  • Honda Smart Home
  • Horizon Technologies
  • HTNG
  • Hubbell Building Automation
  • Hydro One
  • IB group
  • IBI group
  • Ingersollrand
  • Inncom
  • Intellastar
  • Inter Logix
  • Intermatic
  • J2 Innovations
  • Jill
  • KMC Controls
  • Lon Mark International
  • LowV Systems, Inc.
  • Lynx Spring
  • Mecho Systems
  • Near Future, LLC
  • Network and Automation Systems
  • NexTek Power Systems
  • OME
  • Phoenix Energy Technologies
  • Priva
  • Progressive Engineering & Design
  • Ramco Electrical Contracting Corp.
  • RBH Access Technologies, Inc.
  • Reliable Controls
  • Sawyers Control Systems, Inc.
  • Shenitech
  • Smardt
  • Somfy
  • Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, Inc.
  • SurveillanceGrid Company
  • Switch Automation
  • Synergetic Systems
  • Sysla Hennessy
  • TA Canada
  • Taco Comfort
  • TE connectivity
  • TerraBridge Innovations in Technology, Inc.
  • Thermo-Trol Systems, Inc.
  • Trane
  • Trend
  • Tridium
  • Unilectric
  • United Technologies
  • Vantage
  • Viconics
  • Vykon
  • Wind River
  • WIP
  • XanTech


It is important to note that Smart Building solutions are not just for office buildings. One sub-sector of CRE is the industrial real estate arena.


Driven by the need for ever expanding warehouse space due to skyrocketing online sales, rental rates for industrial space increased dramatically (10% increase in last year and approaching 30% within the last three years).

Online leaders that will benefit from smarter buildings for industrial real estate include Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, Overstock.com

The IoT enabled Smart Buildings market covers many solution and service areas, many of which are dependent upon intelligent centralized control via Building Automation Systems (BAS). Building automation and controls market has seen double digit growth in past few years and is expected to become a $50B USD industry by 2018.

The Intelligent HVAC market is one of the biggest BAS contributors. One of the key areas for this area is deployment and operation of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). Other important market opportunities that depend upon BEMS include motion sensors, dimming products and access controls.


IoT in Smart Buildings Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 evaluates the Smart Buildings marketplace including technologies, players, and solutions.

The report analyzes Smart Buildings challenges and opportunities, assessing market potential and provides accompanying forecasts globally as well as regionally and by market segment for 2017 – 2022.

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Virtual Reality Technology, Solutions, and Services 2018 to 2023

Mind Commerce just released its latest Virtual Reality report entitled:

Virtual Reality (VR) Marketplace: VR Technologies, Companies, Solutions, Devices, Components, Applications and Services 2018 – 2023

Virtual Reality Research

This 2nd edition of our Virtual Reality research provides an in-depth assessment of the VR market including the following:

  • Analysis of VR ecosystem and role of value chain partners
  • Evaluation of recent VR patent filings and intellectual property
  • Analysis of current price metrics VR devices, apps, and content
  • Assessment of key VR companies and solutions with SWOT analysis
  • Analysis of emerging business models and evolution of VR monetization
  • Analysis of VR market: devices, component, software, service, platforms, and content
  • Analysis of key VR growth drivers, market challenges, and emerging opportunities

Virtual Reality Forecasts

The VR report includes shipments and active user forecasts for 2018 – 2023 including:

  • Global forecasts for VR device, component, and apps
  • Global forecast by device type, component type, sensor type, semiconductor component type, software component, and app type
  • Global forecast by mobile, console, large screen, and computer platform
  • Global forecasts by VR app type (consumer, enterprise/commercial, and industrial)
  • Global forecasts by Consumer Industry vertical (gaming, entertainment, sports, and advertising)
  • Global forecasts by Enterprise/Commercial Industry vertical (education and training, retail, tourism, automotive, and real estate)
  • Global forecasts by Industrial sector (medical, aviation, military and defense, manufacturing, geospatial mining, agriculture, and public safety)
  • Regional forecast by North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, and leading countries in each region

The VR report also includes revenue forecasts 2018 – 2023 in the report including:

  • Global and regional VR hardware revenue by device and components
  • Global and regional VR device revenue by HMD, GTD, PDW, and HUD
  • Global and regional VR component revenue by Sensor, Semiconductor Component, and Audio Hardware
  • Global and regional VR software revenue by apps sales and components
  • Global and regional VR service revenue by Simulation, app store, and deployment
  • Global and regional VR content revenue by game, entertainment, video, theme park, and learning
  • Global and regional VR technology revenue by non-immersive, semi-immersive, and fully immersive
  • Global and regional VR device platform revenue by mobile, console, large screen, and computer
  • Global and regional VR apps revenue by consumer, enterprise/commercial, and industrial
  • Global and regional forecasts by Consumer Industry vertical (gaming, entertainment, sports, and advertising)
  • Global and regional forecasts by Enterprise/Commercial Industry vertical (education and training, retail, tourism, automotive, and real estate)
  • Global and regional forecasts by Industrial sector (medical, aviation, defense, manufacturing, geospatial mining, agriculture, and public safety)
  • Regional forecast by North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, and leading countries in each region
  • Detailed revenue forecast of leading ten countries of USA, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Japan, France, South Korea, Sweden, and India by

The above listed forecasts are merely a sampling as there are many more.

Virtual Reality and Broadband Wireless: 5G and Mobile Edge Computing

Mind Commerce expects to see mass adoption of full-featured, mobile supported, and fully immersive VR technologies coincident with commercial deployment of 5G.


Virtual Reality Growth Driven by Advances in Broadband Wireless

The advent of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is also anticipated to have a substantial impact on VR as MEC will provide much-needed computational optimization, especially for LTE only coverage areas and while roaming.

Virtual Reality and Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies include Augmented RealityHaptic Internet, and Virtual Reality. The term “immersive” is used as this category embodies those technologies that facilitate a fully immersive human experience, often including multiple senses as well as interaction with virtual objects and/or interaction between the real and virtual worlds.

Application and service areas include gaming and entertainment, training and simulations, transportation, manufacturing, and many other industry verticals and use cases.

More about the Virtual Reality Report

Virtual Reality (VR) Marketplace: VR Technologies, Companies, Solutions, Devices, Components, Applications and Services 2018 – 2023 provides an in-depth assessment of the VR market including the following:

  • Analysis of VR ecosystem and role of value chain partners
  • Evaluation of recent VR patent filings and intellectual property
  • Analysis of current price metrics VR devices, apps, and content
  • Assessment of key VR companies and solutions with SWOT analysis
  • Analysis of emerging business models and evolution of VR monetization
  • Analysis of VR component market: devices, software, hardware, platforms
  • Analysis of key VR growth drivers, market challenges, and emerging opportunities

For more information about the VR report, see:

Virtual Reality (VR) Marketplace: VR Technologies, Companies, Solutions, Devices, Components, Applications and Services 2018 – 2023


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How Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will Drive an Evolution of Communications and Computing and Industry Consolidation

Big Changes are coming to communications and computing oriented businesses.  Which means, big changes are coming everywhere.  Prepare yourself.

In a previous post, Mind Commerce answers the question: What is Multi-access Edge Computing ?  We elaborate on the further here:

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is the new ETSI terminology for MEC, which refers to all methods of communications access at the edge of networks.  These methods include the previous emphasis, Communication Service Provider (CSP) cellular mobile systems, as well as WiFi, WiMax, as well as non-wireless access methods.

A New Communications/Computing Paradigm

The implications for multi-access go well beyond simply being inclusive to non-cellular infrastructure providers.  The ramifications also go beyond the acknowledgement that carrier WiFi is an important part of CSP Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet).


MEC to Drive Computing/Communications Network Convergence

With this new definition, there is an opportunity for datacenter providers to expand their operations beyond the traditional centralized approach towards a more distributed approach.  This means that mini-datacenters will be at the edge of networks.  Also, since the very definition of networks is merging with edge computing to include both communications and computing, the new definition also means that datacenter providers will be part of carrier HetNets.

New MEC Communications/Computing Paradigm Impact on Datacenters

There will be a benefit for datacenter providers as they realize opportunities for expansion as edge networks grow.  However, there will also be great challenges as planning between computing and communications become increasingly intertwined.

One of the major outcomes that Mind Commerce sees from this long-term is that CSPs will become even more reliant upon managed services than they already are with current cellular operations.

MEC Impact on Managed Communications Services and Datacenters

While existing communications managed service providers, such as Ericsson, are an integral part of services delivery today, they will be ill equipped to handle the implications of edge computing longer-term as simultaneous communications/computing design, engineering, planning, and operations becomes the norm.  Major issues will come to the forefront including computing efficiency and scalability as well as human resource issues such as expertise and core competency.

Accordingly, Mind Commerce sees the new MEC communications/computing paradigm driving industry consolidation.   For instance, a merger between the likes of Ericsson and Dell EMC would not be out of the question.

Mind Commerce has also suggested the possibility of a merger of a major CSP and a computing company.


A Carrier and Computing Company Merger a Possibility with MEC?

The evolution from the present situation to a more complex web of distributed communications/computing nodes will be largely driven by the uptake of MEC Applications.

See Nokia Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC) Applications presentation

MEC will enable many new and enhanced applications and services including improvements in Augmented Reality, Location-based Services, Enterprise-specific Context Aware Services, Real-time Data as a Service (DaaS), and more.

Some of these applications will require more ongoing computing management than others including data updates for those apps that require frequent re-caching of information.  This will represent a drain on operational resources for most CSPs and even existing managed communication providers.

More Information and Research

MEC is poised to transform ICT to create a new communications-computation paradigm in which planning, engineering, deployment, and operation of telecommunications and computing will occur simultaneously.  The implications will be to blur the lines between Communications Service Providers (CSP) and data/computing companies (datacenter, data services, and/or cloud services).


Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC): Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 evaluates MEC technology, architecture and building blocks, ecosystem, market drivers, applications, solutions, and deployment challenges. The report also analyzes MEC industry initiatives, leading companies, and solutions. The report includes a market assessment and forecast for MEC users and MEC revenue globally, regionally, and within the enterprise market for years 2017 to 2022. Forecasts include MEC infrastructure (equipment, platforms, software, APIs, and services).

Further Reading

See Enterprise Networking Planet article: MEC: The Glue That Will Hold the IoT Together MEC blurs the lines between communications service providers (CSPs) and companies that provide data, data center and cloud services

See Mind Commerce article: What is Multi-access Edge Computing ?

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