Machina Research acquired by Gartner for its IoT skills

Machina Research has been acquired by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company. The deal takes effect from November 9, 2016.

Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a respected set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), Jeremy Cowan reports. Machina is a privately-held company and the terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Gartner has recognised Machina Research’s ability to set the agenda in IoT market analysis, and is acquiring the firm as part of its strategy of investing further in this technology area. Both companies recognise the tremendous synergy and additional value that they can deliver as the market leaders in IoT research.

Both companies have described the “tremendous synergy and additional value” that they can deliver together in IoT research.

Matt Hatton, co-founder of Machina Research
Matt Hatton, co-founder of Machina Research

Talking to IoT Now today, Matt Hatton, co-founder of Machina Research said: “We’re very excited to be joining forces with Gartner. Over the last six years Machina Research carved out a great niche as the number one analyst firm in IoT, a fact of which we’re very proud. We think the combination of our acknowledged expertise, together with Gartner’s scale and dominance of the IT advisory landscape more broadly, will make an unstoppable combination. We look forward to working with Gartner’s extensive enterprise customer base.”

Machina Research’s analyst team will transition in its entirety to Gartner.

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