The largest share of the IoT pie is taken up by Smart Home devices. Products like Nest and Hue are seen as pioneers, and we see new innovations following suit every day. For anyone eager to explore this market, it’s important to understand the factors behind this growth and how to solve for this segment.
In the near future, technology – specifically, technologies wrapped up as the Internet of Things (IoT) – will allow companies to give products their own voices and stories. This will give the products a perceived sense of agency, encouraging consumers to develop relationships with the items.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is clearly gaining momentum – a testament to its potential to improve customer experience, drive down costs, and transform business operations.
As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.
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Big cloud service providers are already thinking about how to bring the Internet of Things together on an enterprise scale. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung (they’re obsessed with the IoT) have all developed platforms to help businesses manage their Things.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept almost as loose in definition as the two terms that make it up: “Internet”, which has come to denote, in whole or in any part,
Wearable devices like fitness bands, digital glasses, medical devices, smart watches, smart clothes and various other devices that augment our reality promise to radically change the manner in which information is collected, stored, processed, delivered and used.
A recent Comcast report, compiled from almost 1,300 US consumers, explained that what consumers really want in the IoT connected smart home is services – Smart Home as a Service (AKA SHaaS) – not a bunch of connected devices that remotely control various widgets and devices in the home.
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