On the heels of its C3.ai Market Leader Profile‚ Harbor Research president Glen Allmendinger published a blog post about the evolving competitive landscape and vendor ecosystems that are enabling Smart Systems and the Internet of Things. One of the critical defining forces and trends for IoT platforms‚ Allmendinger writes‚ is “a unified end-to-end ‘managed’ services offering to support the shift from predominantly OEM adopted solutions to true end customer managed ‘owner/operator’ solutions that go beyond just a narrow function platform story.”

In this context‚ Harbor’s Allmendinger asserts that ENGIE’s selection of C3.ai as their platform “validates the vast scale and range of capabilities inherent to C3’s enterprise application development offering. C3.ai provides a full-stack application development platform that leverages big data and connected devices and systems to drive greater insights into business processes and productivity‚ operational efficiency‚ and customer and product behavior.” He also summarizes C3’s partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) “to enable faster deployments and go-to-market initiatives designed to facilitate customer success with large-scale IoT implementations.”

Read the entire Harbor Research blog post here: http://harborresearch.com/the-shifting-sources-of-value-creation-and-profitability-in-the-internet-of-things-arena/.