With more than 50 billion connected devices predicted by 2020, an interconnected world of intelligent systems is becoming a reality. As these devices become more pervasive, they must be properly connected, managed, and secured. Putting together the right combination of software to make these devices function properly is a major undertaking. The Wind River Intelligent Device Platform promises to raise the capability and quality of device software to levels not possible in a timely and cost effective way for most software developers.