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Three Ways the IoT Is Disrupting Embedded OSs

Published: 19 June 2017

ID: G00329753

Analyst(s): Aapo Markkanen


The IoT has changed the market for embedded OSs. Technology product management leaders at technology providers offering embedded OSs must differentiate against open-source alternatives, invest in better isolation techniques and factor the use of edge analytics into their software design.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Introduction
  • How IoT Impacts Embedded Computing

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The growth in IoT drives adoption of open-source software, challenging technology product management leaders at technology providers that offer commercial embedded OSs
  • The increasing number and diversity of connected endpoints push developers to use multiple OSs in one deployment, favoring technology product management leaders at OS technology providers that can support the use of multiple OSs
  • The trend toward edge computing raises the bar for technology product management leaders at OS technology providers in terms of the enablement of local processing and storage

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