Analyst Jeff Kaplan: Neo's Networks, Partner Relations Make It IoT Marketplace Innovator

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 4:05:00 PM Jack McCarthy  
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Neo_LogoThe roll out of the Internet of Things (IoT) has not been as rapid as expected for some businesses, prompting innovative companies to step forward to facilitate the process. Noted analyst Jeff Kaplan addressed this issue recently in the article, “Building an IoT Marketplace in the Cloud,” published in SandHill.com.

Kaplan said Aeris, with its Neo online marketplace, is making it easier to obtain IoT solutions while providing the network connectivity necessary to deploy IoT services. Neo is unique, Kaplan said, for two reasons.

First, Neo provides the network connectivity necessary a machine-to-machine (M2M), IoT cellular service.

“Networking is critical to provide the connectivity that pulls together IoT endpoints,” Kaplan wrote. “Yet, there is a confusing assortment of networking alternatives, providers and tradeoffs that must be considered before making the right choice. Neo not only helps companies evaluate their options but enables them to quickly acquire the best network service to meet their needs.”

Neo’s second important feature is that it understands the important role played by IT solution companies, such as VARs, systems integrators (SIs) and managed service providers (MSPs) in building and operating IoT deployments for their business clients.

“VARs, SIs and MSPs,” Kaplan wrote, “are going to be in the vanguard of the deployment of IoT initiatives also, with the help of cloud-based marketplaces like Aeris Communications’ Neo platform.”

Kaplan is hosting an important conference Wednesday in San Diego Wednesday that examines these and other related issues, called The Cloud Channel Summit, Partnering for Success in the Cloud.

Aeris’ Vijay Kannan, director of enterprise product marketing, will be participating on a panel, “New Partnering Opportunities in the Internet of Things, Big Data & Elsewhere.”  

To learn more about Neo, powered by Aeris, click here. Enterprise

Topics: M2M, IoT