IoTPlaybook insight: Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system software, made their pitch to the IoT and embedded systems community with Ubuntu Core 18. Based on Ubuntu 18,04 LTS (Long Term Support) from April 2018, the cut-down OS includes a decade of support.
Microsoft has two IoT training events worth checking. On February 4 and 5, the IoT in Action Virtual Bootcamp takes place in your computer. Aimed at engineers, software architects, and practice owners, a few pieces of hardware from Arrow turns this into real, hands-on training.
IoT Playbook Insight: Spending in the IoT market keeps going up and up and up, especially when consumer products bump the dollar tally. IDC predicts consumers will pony up $108 billion, the second largest figure after discrete manufacturing ($119 billion).