@EE,etc.: I am also planning to break years of apple-resistance and buy teh ipad next week:)
I don't think you will regret it. When the iPad first came out, I looked around all the computers in my office and at home and said "Nah -- don't need it."
Sometime later I purchased a small "netpad" computer to sit on the couch at home to be used to look things up -- what a PAIN that was -- it took forever to boot up -- I wish I'd never set eyes on it.
In fact it wasn't until the iPad2 came out that I went to a conference and saw that just about everyone I knew had one and were using them to take notes and send emails (FYI -- When you get one, download the "Notes Plus" application -- it's AMAZING!!!"
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.