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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms


CIOs in industrial enterprises must cautiously approach IoT platform due diligence. Adoption is growing but the installed base of complex IT/OT integration is small and focused on narrowly defined outcomes. Focus on integration, and data and device management to ensure platforms scale with needs.

Published: 10 May 2018

ID: G00337297

Analyst(s): Eric Goodness , Ted Friedman , Peter Havart-Simkin , Emil Berthelsen , Alfonso Velosa , Saniye Alaybeyi , Benoit Lheureux

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Targeted Industrial Enterprises
    • Differentiating the IIoT Platform

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Accenture
    • Altizon
    • Atos
    • Flutura
    • Hitachi
    • IBM
    • Oracle
    • PTC
    • QiO
    • SAP
    • Software AG
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Notable Vendors to Consider for IIoT

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • The Promise of IIoT
    • Gartner Technology and Market Criteria for IIoT Platforms

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
    • Product/Service
    • Overall Viability (Business Unit, Financial, Strategy, Organization)
    • Sales Execution/Pricing
    • Market Responsiveness and Track Record
    • Marketing Execution
    • Customer Experience
    • Operations
  • Completeness of Vision
    • Market Understanding
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Sales Strategy
    • Offering (Product) Strategy
    • Business Model
    • Vertical/Industry Strategy
    • Innovation
    • Geographic Strategy
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


  • How to Use This Magic Quadrant

Market Overview

  • Few Middleware Platforms Are Complete, Organic IIoT Solutions
  • The IIoT Democratizes Asset Management
  • The IIoT Platform Market Has a Device Management Problem
  • The IIoT Edge "Eats" the Cloud
  • Providers and Platforms Lack Approaches and Support for Standards
  • Digital Twins Remain Big on Promises but Short on Value and Impact
  • Competitive Landscape for IIoT Platforms: A Fractured Market
    • IT Vendors
    • OT Vendors
    • IoT Platform Specialists
    • System Integrators
  • Envisioning the Industrial Digital Mesh
  • Market Pricing Models

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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