Quantifying the economic value of using Software-as-a-Service to update all device software over-the-air
Securing executive buy-in and building the business case for any technology investment can be challenging. To bring profitable products and improvements to the mass markets, pressure grows to reduce costs, improve productivity and increase competitiveness. The good news is when it comes to OTA software updates developers and device manufacturers no longer need to build their own backend and servic...Read the article
Requirements of a successful OTA update mechanism
With the proliferation of embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of industry verticals, a host of assets are scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations. Support for remote software updates is inevitable for effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smart building and manufacturing rely heavily on a potent...Read the article
Quickly evaluate Mender with the new FREE 12-month signup trial
We are excited to share with you that we have launched a new free hosted trial version. The goal of this free trial is to help our prospective users and customers evaluate all the different features and capabilities of the latest Mender releases to enable them make a better decision when they decide to select a plan for their pre and post-production OTA needs. The new free hosted trial version...Read the article
As we move toward a more software driven world, industry after industry is up for a strong shake up. Probably no industry, except from the governmentally protected or monopolies, should feel safe. The shift from a physical read-only world (produce a product, ship it, never change it), to a virtual writable world (offer a service, keep improving it) imposes massive challenges to incumbents.
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The intersection of modern OTA updates and configuration management
The term over-the-air (OTA) updates is today often used interchangeably with “software updates” in the context of connected devices and IoT.
However, the term originates from the telecom industry, where it has been used for a much wider scope than just software. For example, a special type of SMS message from the cellular provider to all phone subscribers can change the way phones are configure...Read the article