Platforms & Enablement

So far, we have looked at IoT gateways and edge devices, M2M/IoT communication services, data and process management in the IoT, IoT security, and user interaction. This chapter widens the perspective to give an overview of the platforms and other enabling technologies that combine some or most of the above technologies to provide an integrated platform, or to support the enablement of IoT solutions in the broader sense. We will start by looking at the cloud and the IoT on the application level, before moving on to M2M/IoT application platforms, industrial data acquisition platforms, and indoor localization technology.