"big data" articles

This week in the Wall Street Journal , Brad Russell , Research Analyst at Parks Associates, provided some tips on what Yahoo users can do to protect themselves after yesterday’s news of a security breach in 2014. Brad’s recommended actions include: Be watchful for any communication from Yahoo that clarifies whether you are affected and to what degree. Immediately change your Yahoo password and any similar passwords you use for other online accounts....
 
Parks Associates research shows that 51% of U.S. broadband households find an IoT device that alerts them to smoke and fire to be highly appealing, and 41% find a device that alerts them to a water leak highly appealing. The international research firm will explore how insurance companies can leverage these smart home solutions to avoid costs, mitigate damage, and increase customer value and satisfaction during the complimentary webcast “ Insurance: Impact of IoT in the U.S....
Mining customer data from connected devices is the new Holy Grail, and CE makers that mine customer information possess more revenue potential. Today, millions of televisions and other electronic devices record thousands of data points each day, automatically delivering them to manufacturers for analysis or for sale to third parties. This is the new state of data gathering in the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT), where virtually any connected device can gather and transmit...
 
by Barbara Kraus | Apr. 18, 2016
Tags: big data, connected CE, Internet of Things, security
The connected car industry is experiencing a time of tremendous growth. Parks Associates research, cited in a recent TIME article , estimates that mobile networks such as Verizon and AT&T will make nearly $1 billion each year in connected-car revenue by 2018. The increase in revenue is due to huge advancements in the connected car space. A quarter of cars on U.S. roads last year had some connectivity ability, the simplest form being a way to leverage the driver’s smartphone...
In what other universe, other than the Internet of Things, can insulin pumps and high-end automobiles be mentioned in the same thought bubble? During a recent visit to my endocrinologist, I, as usual, complained about what a pain in the kiester it was to manage an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and glucometer (that’s the meter you use to test your blood glucose level). Yes, it affords what Type 1s refer to as “good control,” but it is balancing act that takes time,...
The need for safe space is essential, whether we’re fabricating stone fortresses or designing virtual privacy perimeters. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers consumers convenience, efficiency, collaboration, and expanded products and services. However, concerns about privacy and data security pose major challenges to the industry. Data breaches can involve any unauthorized access to consumer or company information by someone inside or outside the company. The main causes of a data...
 
by Brad Russell | Dec. 21, 2015
Tags: big data, connected CE, Internet of Things, security
Global adoption of broadband connectivity is fueling the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), with 773 million broadband households anticipated worldwide by the end of 2015. By the end of 2019, broadband households will total 972 million households, with over half of those in China. In North-America and Western Europe, 50% of broadband households own at least one connected entertainment device, smartphone, or tablet. Asia-Pacific will achieve 50% adoption rates of these devices by...
 
by Brad Russell | Nov. 23, 2015
Tags: big data, Internet of Things, security, smart home
New connected health research from Parks Associates reveals some U.S. digital health device owners are willing to share the personal data generated by these devices in exchange for a health insurance discount. However, the willingness to share data varies based on the device used: 42% of digital pedometer owners are willing to share data for an insurance break 35% of smart watch owners are willing to share data for an insurance discount 26% of sleep-quality...

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