As the enterprise Interent of Things (eIoT) becomes an increasingly big deal, everyone is starting to wonder which companies have the inside track to dominate this hot new market.\nIt\u2019s not just a pie-in-the-sky question. A July 2018 study from Market Research Future predicted 26 percent annual growth in the eIoT market, hitting $58 billion in 2023.\n\nAnd last year, a McKinsey & Company survey noted, \u201cAlthough enterprise IoT is a relatively new development, 98 percent of survey respondents reported that most companies within their industry include enterprise IoT initiatives\u00a0in their strategic road maps, including those related to improving service operations, increasing visibility into operations, enabling new business models, and creating new product and service offerings.\u201d\nThe biggest opportunities, the survey said, were in platforms supporting manufacturing and service applications.\nThese enterprise IoT platforms, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData, \u201chave become important enablers across a wide swathe of enterprise and industrial operations\u201d by helping businesses become more productive, streamline their operations, and gain incremental revenues by connecting their devices and products to IoT devices sensors that collect a wide variety of environmental, usage, and performance data. The platforms are designed to help businesses collect, filter, and analyze data in a variety of applications that can help organizations make data-driven business, technology, and operational decisions.\nBut which eIoT platforms are best positioned for to lead the \u201cdynamic and highly competitive eIoT market? To find out, U.K.-based GlobalData conducted a \u201ccomprehensive analysis \u2026 with profiles, rankings, and comparisons of 11 of the top global platforms,\u201d including Amazon, Cisco, GE, Google, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, and SAP. GlobalData looked at platform capabilities and go-to-market strategies to determine \u201cthe best technological solution and most appropriate partner\u201d for enterprise buyers to achieve real-world IoT business success.\nThe firm\u2019s evaluation criteria includes:\n\nGo-to-market strategy\nEcosystem\nConnectivity and device management\nApp development\nSecurity\nData services\nAnalysis and reporting\nPricing\nPackaging\n\nAnd the eIoT winners are \u2026\nWhich competitors does GlobalData say are winning so far?\nIBM and SAP.\nThat shouldn\u2019t be too big a surprise. The enterprise market often favors established vendors, and they don\u2019t come much more establishment than these two. Reinforcing the point, the study from Market Research Future cited IBM\u2019s hookup with Bosch to develop new eIoT technologies. IBM also shows up on VisionGain\u2019s list of Top 20 Internet of Things (IoT) Companies 2018.\nStill, in an emerging field like eIoT, you might figure that there\u2019d be room at the top for scrappy market disruptors. And that may turn out to be the case. But for now, at least, the money seems to be on the big boys.