IBM Leader in The Forrester Wave Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

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IoT success is more than a strategy–it’s a platform. In fact, it’s a Watson IoT Platform; the Industrial IoT solution designed for today, but built for your future. That future is far more than connecting devices, it’s about helping machines tell their stories.

Get a complimentary copy of the Q3 Forrester Research Wave for Industrial IoT Software Platforms here

The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018 named IBM as a leader in its evaluation of the “most significant” Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Software Platforms, Q3 2018. We believe this not only recognizes capabilities IBM offers today, but also validates our strategy: a future focused on a connected physical and digital world. In addition to a Leader status, Watson IoT Platform received the top ranking in the strategy category. In IBM’s view, this ranking demonstrates the strength of a vendors’ strategic initiatives, such as services, partner strategies and strategic differentiation. The simplicity of connecting, collecting and analyzing sensor data is our IBM heritage. We believe that it’s our vision for AI, blockchain and digital twin that separates the Watson IoT Platform from its competitors.

What Forrester had to say

The Forrester report also stated:  “IBM builds on extensive analytics with industry-specific and services expertise. IBM’s multiyear investment in IoT encompasses building expertise in key IIoT markets, including manufacturing, energy, and oil and gas. It offers a comprehensive array of capabilities, including augmented reality, cognitive data processing, blockchain, edge analytics, and natural language processing. In addition, it integrates data sources such as weather, maps, and social media data into the IoT Connection Service and the Watson IoT Platform.” 

IBM Leader in Forrester Wave Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

Read the full report and discover why IBM was named a leader


We at IBM believe that success in the Industrial Internet of Things requires the right software, the expertise, industry knowledge, and new capability to get insights from devices. Inside the Watson IoT Platform, IBM brings our leadership in analytics, blockchain, AI, and digital twin into a single solution. This then allows organizations to close the gaps between physical and digital domains. Once these gaps are closed, businesses can monetize more of their data, create real-time customer engagement, and shift to delivering outcomes-as-a-service instead of simply selling products.

Get a complimentary copy of the Q3 Forrester Research Wave for Industrial IoT Software Platforms here

About the Watson IoT Platform

Available as SaaS, the Watson IoT Platform brings simplicity and scalability to your IoT projects, without compromising security. The Watson IoT Platform is available at various size and pricing options. That enables organizations to start simple Proof-of-Concepts and easily migrate into production as projects and budgets get the green light to proceed. The Watson IoT Platform comes with a number of optional add-ons for those organizations ready to leap ahead of competitors with blockchain, analytics, and digital twin.  Finally, IBM provides a number of industry-specific solutions, built around the Watson IoT Platform, for industries like Manufacturing, Transportation, Insurance, Buildings, Energy, and more.

If you’ve like to learn more, start a trial, or speak with an IBM representative, visit here.


IBM Distinguished Engineer and the CTO, Watson Internet of Things

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