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This Ovum Decision Matrix evaluates IoT enterprise service providers' capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. It will help large enterprises, governments, and multinational corporations (MNCs) select IoT service providers whose capabilities, reputation, vision, track record, and branding match their own ambitions and goals.


  • An increasing proportion of IoT deployments now involves the augmentation and conversion of real-time data streams to structure data.
  • This allows the running of machine learning and big data analytics to deliver business and operational insights for enterprises and government entities, which is becoming intrinsic to almost all transformational IoT deployments.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the qualities and skills needed to be a successful enterprise IoT service provider in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Evaluates the top 10 IoT enterprise service providers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Key questions answered

  • What are the unique factors and qualities that have enabled service providers to be leaders in IoT in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • What should service providers do to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack given that there is a growing band of players attacking this market?

Table of contents


  • Overview
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria


  • Ovum ratings
  • Solution assessment

Selecting an enterprise IoT service provider in Asia-Pacific, 2017–18

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: Enterprise IoT Services, 2017–18

Market leaders

  • IBM
  • Strengths
  • Challenges and areas to watch
  • Microsoft
  • Strengths
  • Challenges and areas to watch
  • Cisco
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch


  • SAP
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch
  • General Electric
  • Strengths
  • Challenges and areas to watch
  • Huawei
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch
  • Vodafone
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch


  • Orange
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch
  • Nokia
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch
  • Oracle
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses and areas to watch


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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