AWS has introduced a new service,
Greengrass to support IoT devices. This will provide IoT devices with processing power even when there is an interruption in the network connection. For a broad overview, see this excerpt from the keynote at last month's AWS re:Invent conference. For more detail see the video below from the re:Invent session on IoT on AWS.
It is worth thinking about how the growing number of IoT devices in the Learning Theater might take advantage of these services.