Have you embraced the wearables revolution yet? If not, you could fall behind, as activity trackers, smartwatches and countless other wearable products are transforming the technology market for both businesses and consumers. But if you hop in now, the rapidly expanding wearables market could provide you with an opportunity to boost your revenues as well.
Imagine you're driving in bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic. After a long day at the office, you're exhausted and it seems like you'll never get home. You feel tired, but you don't want to pull off the road and take a break. You're confident you can make it home quickly and safely.
When we think of connected cars, we think of cars cruising the highways without a driver and then safety is inevitably the first thing that pops into our minds. In the midst of all the high-tech advancements, our well-being will always be the number one concern and for connected cars, it means safety features come first, before any other built-in functionalities.
More and more people now prefer online shopping carts and home deliveries over crowded parking lots and long check-out lines, and that’s no surprise! The convenience and stress-free shopping experience that e-commerce offers are just a few reasons why “internet malls” are growing exponentially -- with help from Big Data.
As the world expects the next wave of cars to talk to homes and refrigerators to communicate with phones, the interoperability of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a critical need. One step towards that would be mobile cloud computing. If fully realized, mobile cloud computing will simplify hardware architectures and domain-specific software needs, erasing integration borders among IoT-enabled devices.
Gartner estimates that approximately 4.9 billion objects will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2015. Consumer applications will drive the number of connected devices, however enterprise will account for most of the revenue, according to the research firm. Fitness bands and smartwatches will account for some of the roughly 2.9 billion consumer IoT devices in 2015, predicts Gartner.