Gartner names AT&T a “Leader” in 2019 Magic Quadrant report for 6th year in a row

Gartner recognizes AT&T as a “Leader” in their 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide report based on our “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.

The annual report assesses the strengths and cautions of 18 vendors across the globe.

As Gartner notes, “managed IoT connectivity services enable businesses to collect, analyze and interact with data streams, thus providing businesses the ability to monitor, manage and control (manually and through automation) assets associated with business processes.”

Gartner evaluates each vendor’s ”ability to execute” based on the following criteria:

  • Product or service
  • Sales execution/pricing
  • Market responsiveness
  • Market execution
  • Customer experience
  • Operations
  • Overall viability

 

Why “ability to execute” matters in IoT

Gartner suggests: “CIOs must insert themselves in the process of solution and vendor selection to determine if providers of managed IoT connectivity services can also provide a broader, preintegrated IoT solution. This strategy will ensure the cost-effectiveness and security of these solutions, as well as potentially reduce the opportunity costs of due diligence.”

There are many vendors, and proofs-of-concept often stay on the ground. The IoT ecosystem we have developed helps customers with a full suite of flexible and modular solutions, with best-in-class alliances and collaborations in a one-stop IoT development shop. We accomplish and exhibit this in several ways:

  • Most importantly, we continue to focus on our customers.
  • We have 66 million connected devices globally*— a 50% growth rate from 2017.
  • Offering dynamic IoT connectivity and value-added solutions which are based on strong platforms that simplify multiple aspects of IoT solutions and help our customers to scale when they need to.
  • AT&T IoT platforms that integrate third-party connectivity networks and enable customers to manage their IoT devices, providing insight and intelligence to help them optimize their business.

We also offer a wide range of services, including consulting expertise that enables companies to go beyond powering devices and helps businesses integrate data into business systems to help drive real ROI.

Read the full Gartner report to find out what they say about it. For more information on IoT services from AT&T, visit our IoT solutions site.

*4Q19

Source:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide, Pablo Arriandiaga, Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Jonathan Davenport, 12 December 2019.

This report was previously titled Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide from 2016-18, Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services, Worldwide in 2015 and Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services in 2014.

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