Best cloud IoT platforms

From Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud, these are some of the top cloud IoT platforms available to manage data and connected devices


There has been a huge increase in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) across organisations, as more companies become keen to connect devices to a platform and keep data safe and secure.

The good news is there are lots of options on the market. All of the big players in public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM) have developed IoT platforms on top of their infrastructure, and there are also smaller pure-play options for more industrial IoT (IIoT) uses.

The bad news is this means the IoT platform market can be a bit of a jungle, with all of the big players promising the easiest, smartest platform available.

We run through the best IoT platforms for your business that can help you get the most out of connected assets and the data they collect to create operating efficiencies and even new business models.

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Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.