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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keynote Speakers and Agenda Announced for CONNECTIONS 2015

Parks Associates today announced the keynote speakers and conference agenda for the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The 2015 event will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport hotel.

Each year, CONNECTIONS focuses on innovative technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added ...read more

Monday, February 23, 2015

Top 5 Benefits of Attending CONNECTIONS

The 19th-annnual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. The three-day executive conference is a must attend event and will focus on innovative solutions and business strategies for the connected consumer, entertainment services, the smart home, and the Internet of Things.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:

1. Network with qualified senior decision makers in the connected home marketplace

2. Hear about ...read more

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How the Internet of Things is Changing the Residential Energy Industry

Join Parks Associates and WeatherBug Home on Thursday, February 26 for a complimentary industry webcast addressing engaging consumers in energy efficiency programs using smart devices in the home.

Parks Associates research shows 16% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart thermostat in the next 12 months. Already, approximately 10% of U.S. broadband households have a smart device with energy-related functions, including 8% with a smart thermostat and 6% with smart

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

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