IoT Design Weekly – 04.22.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 04.22.2016

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Features

Optimize IoT performance by optimizing the IoT edge
Optimize IoT performance by optimizing the IoT edge

By performing operations at the edge rather than the server, overall system performance can be greatly enhanced.

Connect what matters with Dell IoT Solutions

Learn how Dell and its global partner ecosystem are advancing the Internet of Things through videos, white papers, case studies, and more.

A Maker’s take on “build versus buy” for data stream networks
A Maker’s take on “build versus buy” for data stream networks

Recently, I set out to build a smart thermostat to monitor the ambient room temperature in my home and chart these values on my Android phone. I wanted to track the temperature of my house from anywhere in the world and get notified when the values exceeded a threshold. Seems unassumingly simple, right? When I got down to the nitty gritty details of the project, just the sheer number of design choices I had to make made me reconsider whether or not I wanted to build the system at all.

Feel “free” to use embedded Linux
Feel “free” to use embedded Linux

Linux has been a mainstream embedded operating system for many years. And yet, the licensing and development model of open-source software is still little understood. Let me explain.

Blogs and Columns

Chasm crossing with the IoT
Chasm crossing with the IoT

Imagine the challenge of launching a technology product that has to work on Windows, Mac, iOS, and various Android variants. Now multiply that complexity by 1 billion. That's the challenge manufacturers face in the coming age of the Internet of Things.

Zinn: What’s it like when the suitors come calling?
Zinn: What’s it like when the suitors come calling?

Ray Zinn, former (and long-time) Micrel CEO discusses what the acquisition processes is like, citing experience from Microchip's purchase of his former company. Internet of Things startups, this one's for you.

Executive Outlook

IoT Roadshow, San Jose – Ayla Networks: Build or buy your IoT cloud platform?

The first stop of the OpenSystems Media IoT Roadshow took Rich Nass to San Jose, CA and Ayla Networks, an IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution provider. There he spoke with Rod McLane, the company's Senior Director of Product Marketing, on the build versus buy tradeoffs of IoT cloud platforms.

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Internet of Things leads to explosive growth of engineering courses for kids
Internet of Things leads to explosive growth of engineering courses for kids

There's a 46 percent increase in enrollment in electrical engineering courses for kids and teens at iD Tech, a leading K-12 summer educational STEM program, mirroring the popularity of the Internet of Things.

PTC launches ThingWorx Internet of Things Certification Program
PTC launches ThingWorx Internet of Things Certification Program

As the first Internet of Things certifications available globally, PTC University and its technical certifications help build a proven, ThingWorx-ready workforce, readying the next generation for opportunities within the Internet of Things.

 
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