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Forrester names Microsoft a leader in Wave report for Industrial IoT Software Platforms

As a company, we work every day to empower every person on the planet to achieve more.

As a company, we work every day to empower every person on the planet to achieve more. As part of that, we’re committed to investing in IoT and intelligent edge, two technology trends accelerating ubiquitous computing and bringing unparalleled opportunity for transformation across industries. We’ve been working hard to make our Azure IoT platform more open, security-enhanced, and scalable, as well as to create opportunities in new market areas and our growing partner ecosystem. Our core focus is addressing the industry challenge of securing connected devices at every layer and advancing IoT to create a more seamless experience between the physical and digital worlds.

Today, Microsoft is positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019, receiving of the highest score possible, 5.00, in partner strategy, innovation roadmap, and platform differentiation criteria, the highest score in the market presence category, and the second-highest score in the current offering category.

According to the Forrester report, “Microsoft powers industrial partners but also delivers a credible platform of its own. Microsoft continues to add features to the platform at an impressive rate, with the richer edge capabilities of Azure IoT Edge and the simplified application and device onboarding offered by Azure IoT Central formally launching since we last evaluated this market.”

We believe this latest recognition spotlights our commitment and ability to:

Support a comprehensive set of deployment models, from edge to cloud. According to our own IoT Signals research, the decision-makers surveyed believe that in the next two years, AI, edge computing, and 5G will be critical technological drivers for IoT success. And they want tools that can drive success across diverse deployment models.

Deliver business integration that goes beyond connectivity and device management. It’s become increasingly important for businesses to be able to link IoT workflows to data and processes across the operation, and we’re helping customers accelerate time to value.

Turn analytics into actionable intelligence. Industrial firms capture and generate mountains of time-series data in real-time. Transforming this data into timely insights is key to turning that data into decisions that move the business forward.

Forrester Wave Solutions

We’re committed to making Azure the ideal IoT platform, and this recognition comes at a great point in our journey. Download this complimentary full report and read the analysis behind Microsoft’s positioning as a Leader.

More information on our Azure IoT Industrial platform.

The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019, Michele Pelino and Paul Miller, November 13, 2019. This graphic was published by Forrester Research as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document.