PAC has evaluated the providers of open digital platforms for the industrial world in Europe in seven segments dedicated to specific use cases:
- Open digital platforms for cloud-centric industrial IoT
- Open digital platforms for machine-edge-centric industrial IoT
- Open digital platforms for factory-edge-centric industrial IoT
- Open digital platforms for open-source-based industrial IoT
- Open digital platforms for connected workers (AR)
- Open digital platforms for software-defined vehicles and robots
- Open digital platforms for secure industrial IoT deployments
PAC strongly believes that in a high-speed world, no individual application creates a long-term competitive advantage – it is platforms with the ability to develop, deploy, and scale AI-driven applications faster that make a difference. The same is true for the industrial world. From our perspective, the industrial world needs an agile and efficient software platform for application lifecycle management. To improve agility around application development, low-code capabilities, microservice architectures, and container technology form the relevant technical fundament. To maximize efficiency around large-scale application deployments, automation and self-service capabilities (via an app store model) are relevant aspects.
In the context of industrial IoT, PAC has identified competing concepts in the market to achieve the vision outlined above.
The PAC RADAR is an effective tool for the holistic evaluation and visual positioning of leading software and ICT service providers on local markets.
With the help of predefined criteria, PAC evaluates and compares providers’ strategies, development, and market position in addition to performance and competencies within specific market segments.