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What to Consider When Choosing Common Coding Platforms for IoT

Right now, the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market is filled with over 100 contenders vying to become the next SAP. The platform business is very profitable and long-lived (platforms aren’t changed that often), so the winner stands to reap plenty of rewards for becoming “the” IoT platform. It’s a compelling opportunity for those looking to develop a platform, but not if you’re trying to decide on one for your IoT application. Which do you choose?

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The Three Things You Need to Know about Your Preventative Maintenance Data

Preventative maintenance (PM) is one of the main reasons that companies are turning to Internet of Things  (IoT) technology. It can help optimize asset performance, decrease operating costs, and even extend the life of the physical asset. All these things add up to enormous savings and increased ROI. It’s no wonder companies are adding sensors and data collection devices throughout their systems to actualize the benefits of PM.

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Security in Embedded Software – How to apply what we learned in the past 20 years

Until recently, security in embedded software was not widely discussed. Now, if you attend any IoT conference, you will find it on the agenda of numerous presentations. Vendors of new frameworks, processes, or communication protocols all mention security even if it’s only an aside, as in, “Oh, and it’s secure.” Given that your system is only as safe as your weakest connection, it’s imperative to understand and plan for security threats you may encounter when you connect your system to the Internet of Things.

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The industrial Internet of Things (IoT): Getting connected is not as easy as it seems

Everyone is talking about – or trying to sell – something that has to do with the internet of Things (IoT). From toothbrushes to turbines, the list of items connecting to the IoT is remarkable. In some devices IoT connectivity is as easy as plopping in a Raspberry Pi (if you don’t know, it’s ok) and writing a few lines of code to communicate with it. In other areas, industrial machines for instance, the task of accessing the equipment to gather data for analysis is a multi-dimensional and complex process. It is vital for managers of industrial companies to understand this difference in order to successfully bring products to the Internet of Things world.

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One of the top Internet of Things engineering firms talks about the future of IoT

We at Software Design Solutions believe that the so-called “Internet of Things” has only just begun to warp the fabric of our society. We’re not necessarily talking about consumer goods such as wearables and home automation devices, though the way the Internet of Things is altering our homes and daily lives is profound. We’re talking about business and industry. We’re talking about the increased efficiency in virtually every industrial and commercial process.

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Jump Into the Internet of Things: An Introduction to Raspberry Pi Uses

The Raspberry Pi, which began as a DIY hobbyist platform, is shaking up the Internet of Things. If you have heard of the Raspberry Pi, you already know that it is basically a tiny, incredibly cheap personal computer that skilled developers can use to handle a number of tasks in an economic fashion. This technology has proven to be incredibly useful for IoT developers in particular. You can expect to see a variety of Raspberry Pi uses as more developers begin experimenting with this innovative piece of equipment.

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