Smartwatch market forecast to grow to 324 million by 2020
(KNOWLEDGE14, SAN FRANCISCO, CA) GFT, an international IT solutions provider to the financial sector, has announced support for Sony Smartwatch connectivity with ServiceNow(R) . The wearable technology solution, which is in proof of concept, was on show this week at ServiceNow’s Knowledge14® conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
According to analyst firm NextMarket Insights, the Smartwatch market is set to grow to 15 million in 2014 and reach 324 million by 2020. As part of the connected world, the IT systems of the financial services sector are always on. This move by GFT to develop Smartwatch connectivity for ServiceNow is a step to ensuring those who need to know, stay in the know on the go.
With the connection between a smartwatch and ServiceNow IT practitioners can receive notifications, launch a call, or open an incident from their wrist. They will always be up-to-date regardless of where your smartphone actual is. This means real-time awareness of whenever a critical system is down or an incident has been open by a VIP person, your wrist will vibrate to notify the event so support personnel can act quickly – interacting with their iphone immediately.
Christopher Ortiz, managing director of GFT UK commented: “GFT has been working with ServiceNow from the very beginning and have worked hard to develop complementary solutions for our financial services ServiceNow customers in order to get the most out of their investment. The ability to extend the reporting and interaction with clients’ ServiceNow platform via Smartwatches is just one more example of how we offer clients integrated solutions based on the very latest technology and platforms.”
The GFT Group is a global technology partner for future digital issues – covering everything from discovering innovation to developing and implementing sustainable business models and has an international presence with 32 locations in 8 countries.