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IoT Product Developers Need Freedom and Ecosystem Support

With product developers focusing more on IoT applications, the need for ecosystem support and professional tools to help them get their concepts to market is greater than ever.

Individual product developers and developer communities continue to be key drivers of IoT innovation, meaning large technology vendors leveraging these innovations into industry-transforming architectures need to maintain a delicate balance, allowing developers freedom to pursue their own paths, while providing them with tools to turn visions into reality.

“There is so much innovation coming from developer communities, but putting up a lot of corporate constructs around them would be constraining,” said Bob Merriman, director of strategic planning at Avnet. “Supporting them within the frame of an ecosystem is really important.”

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