Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Edge Software Platforms Selection

This guide includes both selection criteria and strategies for choosing the correct Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Edge Software Platform technology and supplier.


Industrial IoT edge software platforms have emerged from their origins in device connectivity and management to full-blown IT/OT integration and application execution environments capable of serving escalating requirements at this tier of the architecture.  Increasingly, they are viewed as the platforms for local computation and application execution in service to Industrial IoT-enabled business improvement processes.  As a result, edge functionality continues to evolve to incorporate analytics, including artificial intelligence (AI) delivered via machine learning (ML).

Industrial IoT Edge Software Platforms selection is mission critical, particularly for manufacturers.  The total solution has become complex, and functionality involves the combination of an expanded range of capabilities and specific technology requirements.  While product functionality and support play major roles, suppliers have specific domain expertise, geographical presence, and knowledge of certain industry dynamics.  These must all be evaluated in a supplier selection process.

Industrial IoT Edge Software Platforms


Industrial IoT Edge Software Platforms Strategic Issues

With the advent of Industrial IoT trends, we understand the challenges that organizations must overcome when you make Industrial IoT Edge Software Platform choices.  Through our years of research, ARC knows where additional insight may be needed, and the features that an Industrial IoT Edge Software Platform solution needs to be a fit for this purpose.  This includes:

  • Technology and architecture
  • Deployment models and methodologies
  • Integration with complementary enterprise applications and automation systems
  • New Industrial IoT-based technologies, such virtualization, mobile devices, analytics and machine learning
  • Supplier’s business viability, as well as local and global presence
  • Supplier’s long-term vision
  • Supplier’s market share across numerous segmentations

This ARC Selection Guide will help you select the best available Industrial IoT Edge Software Platform solution to meet your needs now and in the future.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Buyers


Partial List of Selection Criteria Topics

  • Business Goals
  • Solution Functions & Features
    • Architecture
    • Basic Features
    • Advanced Features
  • Service Requirements
    • Project
    • Lifecycle

Leading Supplier Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
  • Market Shares by Industry
  • Market Shares by Deployment Model
  • Market Shares by Operating System
  • Market Shares by Platform Functionality

Leading Supplier Profiles

For More Information

ARC covers a broad spectrum of topics related to the Industrial Internet of Things.  Technology Selection Guides and Global Market Research Reports are available for each of the topics discussed on this page:

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