You could see the rationale behind what they are trying to do: harness Intel's old comparative advantage and try to copy it to the new cloud/IoT world. The world has changed though as there are many players knowking on the door of cloud computing and IoT. Intel can no longer claim the high profit margins they could do in the past. A heavy branding exercise like this does not make sense anymore as it will inevitably make their products/services less competitive. Their cash kitty can only take them so far... my 2c anyway.
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.