Five reasons to manage your IoT edge devices | Ubuntu
The Internet of Things adoption is growing faster than ever before. As connected devices become more affordable, they find their place in many aspects of our lives. Users worldwide can benefit from a large ecosystem of IoT solutions. However, this rapid growth comes at a cost. Different IoT edge devices have different interfaces, speak different languages and many are not supported soon after manufacturing. Over time, this presents challenges not only to usability, but also to security and privacy.
To confront those challenges, responsible vendors have started to adopt IoT management solutions. If you want to find more about what IoT device management is, this blog is for you. But what really hides behind the concept of IoT edge devices?
IoT edge devices
When we talk about an edge device, we usually mean a device at the edge of a network. This would be the last device that is connected to the Internet or a dedicated network directly. An IoT edge device can perform a…