A Tale of Two IoT Titans: The Curious Case of the GE – PTC Partnership

May 04, 2016 | State of the Market Report

The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is flooded with platform providers offering solutions with various value propositions. GE’s visionary Predix platform is owning the spotlight. PTC has acquired several IoT companies, notably ThingWorx, and is also a big name in the IoT arena. Despite overwhelmingly similar feature sets and capabilities, GE and PTC have forged a partnership to provide comprehensive IoT solutions. A closer look at this partnership provides insight into the substance behind the two offerings.

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Industrial Internet of Things

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    GE and PTC have emerged as leading providers of full-stack IoT solutions. GE is developing its capabilities in-house, while PTC has developed capabilities through aggressive acquisitions.
  • Analysis
    Despite a heavy overlap in the technological capabilities of the solutions, GE and PTC have partnered: exploring their decision to forge an IoT partnership provides insight into the substance behind their respective offerings.

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