Sales head towards 24 million in 2017 despite confusing array of choice says Strategy Analytics

The recent flurry of smart speaker unveilings from Amazon, Sonos and Google significantly expands the options available to consumers but will also lead to increased scrutiny by buyers of their own particular needs and preferences.

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Mobile operators and Microsoft preferred for IoT, according to Strategy Analytics

According to the latest enterprise IoT survey research from Strategy Analytics, patterns are emerging in vendor selection, as enterprises navigate the complex landscape for IoT deployments.

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IoT is capturing less than 10% of enterprise IT budgets, Strategy Analytics survey reveals

According to the latest enterprise IoT survey research from Strategy Analytics, despite the much heralded potential of IoT, spending and deployments are conservative, as companies get to grips with IoT.

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Modular robots have potential to be true task assistants, finds Strategy Analytics

Consumer-grade robots have much potential beyond trivial tasks in users’ home. A recent study from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) service at Strategy Analytics “UXS Technology Planning Report: Robotics”, investigating the needs, behaviors and expectations of consumers regarding consumer-grade robots,

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US smart home shoppers favour home protection features over automation, says Strategy Analytics

US consumers are more 12 times more likely to choose Fire Alerts and Emergency Notifications than programming their irrigation systems according to research just released by Strategy Analytics.

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Consumer interest in the connected car continues to climb, finds Strategy Analytics

In keeping with current smartphone saturation, consumers are increasingly relying on connected apps for a variety of purposes in the car. Be it for straightforward connectivity or infotainment, use of these apps is having a negative impact on embedded solutions.

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Smart home market stirs, but is it fed by Google partners, Apple’s catch-up or Comcast desperation?

ANALYSIS: Since Apple revealed in June that it will start shipping an intelligent home speaker, HomePod in December excitement has focused on its audio capabilities. This focus suits Cupertino which is giving little away on its smart home capabilities which will have to play catch-up with Amazon and Google.

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China Unicom investors demonstrate new 5G model for the Western markets

China Unicom’s new 2I2C strategy combines close commercial partnerships with minority investments by internet companies and by industry vertical providers. Strategy Analytics’ new Insight – ‘China Unicom: A new internet partnership model for 5G?’ – explores the reality of China Unicom’s new approach and its implications for Western markets.

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Firms want operational effectiveness as technical and business model flexibility from their IoT providers

Andrew Brown, the executive director of Enterprise and IoT Research at Strategy Analytics, recently spoke with Rami Avidan, the chief executive of Tele2 IoT, to discuss what Tele2 is doing in IoT and how it is addressing the needs of customers, not just in terms of connectivity, but in bringing complete IoT deployments to fruition.

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VR ‘try before you buy’ use case is most compelling for young adopters, says Strategy Analytics

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive medium that offers unparalleled immersion, and allows users to experience, preview, and escape reality.

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Peaceful co-existence: Managing different connections when deploying IoT networks

It’s official: the potential of the IoT can no longer be ignored. There are 520 million global cellular IoT connections today, and this number is predicted to grow to 2.4 billion by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.

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eSync Alliance initiative aims to drive industry-wide secure automotive OTA and diagnostics

A new automotive initiative called the eSync Alliance has been led and unveiled by Excelfore, a provider of smart mobility networks. The global initiative aims to drive multi-company solutions for over-the-air (OTA) updates and data diagnostics in the automotive electronics ecosystem.

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AI privacy concerns and limited or use cases threaten early success, say analysts

Innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning are beginning to dominate the technology landscape. These concepts are set to revolutionise the connected world, but the actual user experience and concerns about privacy and security are obstacles that can prevent AI from reaching its potential.

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Wrong messages sent to the wrong people causes loss of opportunities, says Strategy Analytics

Smart home service companies are missing opportunities with the wrong messages sent to the wrong people, says Boston-based Strategy Analytics.

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Reality is that IoT market value will be worth less than US$0.5tn globally by 2025, says Strategy Analytics

IoT (the Internet of Things) undoubtedly offers significant cost savings, says Strategy Analytics, such as improved efficiency, reduced downtime, enhanced supply chain and new business opportunities. However, the market value for IoT solutions has been dramatically inflated by some analysts.

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IoT Global Network welcomes top Internet of Things Ambassadors

Kings Hill, UK. February 25, 2017 – IoT Global Network (www.iotglobalnetwork.com), the market-leading platform that enables businesses worldwide to create new Internet of Things (IoT) services, has appointed a panel of leading industry figures as its Ambassadors.

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