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Understand Azure IoT Hub Device Twins with Mender

Mender users may often deal with device inventory information such as CPU model, IP address, and software versions pertaining to each device. Mender users may also be using Azure IoT Hub for device fleet application telemetry which can contain a set of additional device information. These two services, Mender and Azure IoT Hub, initially may exist in silos which could mean managing and dealing wit...

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Over-the-air (OTA) software updates: Build vs. buy

So, your team has established the need for an over-the-air (OTA) software update manager for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) product you plan to launch next quarter. Now, should you build it yourself in-house? Think twice!

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for an OTA software deployment manager can have many direct and indirect costs over the product life cycle. TCO is only part of what needs to b...

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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...

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EU introduces a cyber security IoT standard to protect its citizens

June 19th 2020 EU introduced the new Cyber Security standard for Consumer Internet of Things products. Following the rapid growth in connected devices combined with the increased risks associated with insecure devices, the EU hopes the new standard will lead to better security practises and more vendors adopting a security by design principle when developing new connected consumer products.

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Choosing Yocto as your build system for your IoT project

Going from prototyping to production, one has many options to choose from to develop their IoT project. Yocto and other open source build systems such as Buildroot provide an automated, reliable and reproducible way to generate custom distribution images. Additionally, choosing a build system gives you complete control of the software and you can configure it to do anything you wish. It enab...

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