Bit Stew is a relatively new (and, I must add, poorly named) vendor that was built with the intention of creating a platform to handle data requirements for the Internet of Things (IoI). Bit Stew offers data integration, analysis, and predictive automation across a horizontal platform. The platform automates data ingestion, applies machine intelligence to learn patterns in the data, allowing industrial companies to discover actionable insights that optimize operational performance.

Increasingly, however, these broad horizontal offerings don’t meet the real requirement that organizations have, and businesses in the industrial arena are looking for vertical-specific solutions that come pre-tailored for their particular use case. This trend makes perfect sense. A broad IoT platform is, by its very nature, non-specific and requires a lot of work to contextualize it for real-world use. Increasingly, organizations want that contextualization to be offered out-of-the-box.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.