The connected health market represents several interesting use cases that cross the smart home industry. Consumers spend less than 1% of their time interacting with the healthcare system. Home, on the other hand, is where consumers spend most time with their family, care for themselves and others, and enjoy life—all experiences that impact health and wellbeing.
With broadband Internet connection to the home and an explosive number of IoT applications springing up, consumers now have ...read more
Your customers’ personal tech space has expanded beyond PCs, tablets, and printers to include door locks, video cameras, thermostats, baby monitors and more. They need service to repair things that don’t work and they want to know how to use their things better.
The number of connected devices is expected to multiply from the three to four billion that exist today to more than 20 billion in the next few years. That ...read more
Pirating video content spans a variety of use cases and attitudes regarding intellectual property. Several recent trends are contributing to the growth of content piracy among consumers.
Consumer frustration with DRM systems
While the intent of Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems is to prevent unauthorized copying, DRM may carry certain usage restrictions that consumers believe infringe on their right to fair use. Often, consumers do not understand that they are buying a license ...read more
PlumChoice, Inc., the leader in specialized technical services for the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud applications, today announced a partnership with AppDirect, the leader in cloud service commerce, at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)in Orlando, FL. PlumChoice will now provide cloud application services for AppDirect’s cloud channel partners. The end-to-end services from PlumChoice include pre-sales guidance, onboarding and activation, migration and 24/7 tier-one ...read more
The Event Summary provides an overview of CONNECTIONS sessions, with topline findings featuring consumer research, industry analysis, and expert perspectives from entertainment providers, retailers, OEMs, service and energy providers, software and hardware developers, and equipment and service vendors.
The adoption of in-home robots will be significantly impacted by the ability of the robotics industry to create and market products that are affordable to the target market. As robots are designed to deliver more functionality, the size, complexity and challenges will increase, as will the cost. Current robots are designed to solve a single problem, such as cleaning floors, and are inherently small. However, larger robots will be able to do more.
DVRs have been a major factor in our move from linear, fixed time TV programming and viewing. Now, some say that the next big innovation for this tech is recording, storing and delivering video via the cloud. Research firm Parks Associates covered the topic in a recent webcast.
There can be many benefits that come with cloud DVRs, for service providers and their customers alike. They can reduce support requirements, offer ...read more