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AWS pushes Sitewise at industrial IoT, but does little to open cloud siloes

Last week, we analyzed the telco alliances and edge computing developments that Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced at its re:Invent conference. Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT, was examining the event from its own angle, and focused on the expansion of the platforms that AWS hopes will put it in pole position to direct and monetize the IoT, from the cloud. AWS IoT SiteWise was significantly expanded, but the longer list of announcements illustrated the point that all of this IoT advancement is for nothing, from the hyperscalers’ point of view, if they don’t start forcing consolidation among traditional business software providers. The first stages of the IoT journey involve connecting a previously unconnected object to the Internet. This could be a…

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