Cloud Computing: Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Michael Kan.

 Acer is still producing PCs, but the Taiwanese vendor is far more bullish about the Internet of Things (IoT), a market the company doesn't want to miss out on.  On Thursday, the Taiwanese vendor held a news conference not for a new consumer product, but to promote an upcoming miniature PC that will be sold to developers.

The PC, called the aBeing One, will arrive in the third quarter, and is aimed at developers working in the IoT area. It's designed to connect to smarthome and wearable products, and act as a hub that can analyze incoming data from the devices...

The PC vendor has spoken to many IoT companies looking for an affordable hardware system they can develop on, said Robert Wang, a general manager with Acer...

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