Best cloud IoT platforms

We run through the major cloud IoT platforms to manage devices, store data and mine insights from connected assets


As businesses look to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) by connecting internet-enabled devices to assets and relay that information back to key decision makers, the need for a platform to store, manage and analyse all of this data is increasingly important.

The good news is there are lots of options in the market, with all of the big players in public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM) providing IoT platforms, as well as 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.

Here, we run through the best IoT platforms for your business, to help you get the most out of those connected assets and the data being driven by them to creating operating efficiencies and maybe even whole new business models.