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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Competing in the IoT: Innovative Product Development

According to Parks Associates research, 15% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart appliance in the next 12 months, and European consumer interest in smart home appliances is growing.

Connectivity is changing everything and creating market conditions where the speed of innovation is a key success factor in the smart home. In the era of the Internet of Things, traditional development times for appliances are too slow.

On February 3, Parks Associates and Dassault ...read more

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Expanding the Connected Car Ecosystem: New Industry Whitepaper

Connected car services and technology have advanced significantly in the past two years. Parks Associates research shows that in 2014, 52% of new cars sold in the U.S. had some type of connectivity capability.

Auto OEMs like GM and Audi, mobile network operators (MNOs) like AT&T and Sprint, and big tech players like Apple and Google have all made major announcements about their in-vehicle connectivity solutions. This trend continued with a major auto industry presence at ...read more

Friday, January 09, 2015

How Service Providers Can Differentiate in the Smart Home Market: New Whitepaper

Parks Associates research shows that as of 2014, 16% of U.S. broadband households have purchased at least one smart home device. Nearly two-thirds of these owners have their devices attached to a centralized controller provided by the company providing professional security.

However, 60% of U.S. broadband consumers are not familiar with smart products and services, and even more did not know where to buy them. Service providers are in a unique position to help decrease ...read more

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Gateway Designs to Succeed in the IoE: January Webcast

According to Parks Associates research, over 80% of U.S. broadband households own a home network router, approximately two-thirds have an Internet-connected CE device (such as a smart TV, Blu-ray player, streaming media device, game console, or DVR), and 16% own at least one smart home device (such as a smart thermostat, door locks, or lighting).

Home gateways are essential to connecting all these devices to the cloud and to one another.

Tomorrow's gateways must be able to meet the ...read more

Monday, January 05, 2015

CSS Corp Sponsors CONNECTIONS Summit in Las Vegas

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks CSS Corp for sponsoring the 2015 CONNECTIONS Summit conference, taking place January 6 in Las Vegas during CES.

CSS Corp is the global leader in technology support. Over 140 clients, including Fortune 1000 enterprises, count on our expertise in supporting enterprise and consumer products, managing IT infrastructures (stand-alone, cloud or mobile-enabled), and deploying networks. With over 5,500 technology professionals across 13 locations globally, we ...read more

Friday, January 02, 2015

Smart Home and IoT Analyst Profile: Tom Kerber

Tom Kerber leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, and home networks.Tom authors numerous reports on energy management and home controls covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models.Tom’s work at Parks Associates includes managing consumer surveys that track trends and market opportunities and enable insightful evidence-based forecasting for energy, security, and home controls.Tom speaks frequently at key ...read more

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PlumChoice Executive to Join “Consumer Support in the Internet of Things” Panel at the CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

PlumChoice, Inc., the leading specialized technical services provider in optimizing the benefits consumers and small companies derive from their personal technology experiences, today announced that Executive Vice President, Paul Weichselbaum will speak at Parks Associates’ 9th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Monetizing Smart Home Solutions & Connected Devices. The day-long event will be held January 6th at CES Tech West in the Venetian Ballroom in Las Vegas, ...read more

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Integration of Smart Phones and Smart Homes Will Be Necessary as Market Grows: Resolution Products, Inc. Offers Insights

Brian Seemann, President at Resolution Products, Inc., addresses several industry issues prior to speaking at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES in January:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

Relevance. Consumers are not looking to “gadget-ify” their life. People want tools that streamline their life and increase their feelings of ...read more

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