Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Parks Associates "Report Smart Home Platforms for Health" Addresses Connected Health and IoT Opportunities for the Smart Home

Research firm notes investments in connected health likely to increase following Supreme Court decision

Parks Associates today announced a digital health industry report examining the potential of smart home platforms to support home-based connected health applications and services. Smart Home Platforms for Health notes, in a survey of smart home use cases, over 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in the ability to receive medical alerts via a smartphone or other connected more

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Parks Associates releases new industry research on Connected Home, OTT, Robotics, Digital Health, and Wearables

New research reports from Parks Associates covering OTT services, home robotics, smart watches, and connected health provide in-depth analysis of industry trends and consumer research, forecasts, business model strategies and opportunities, and key recommendations for players within these key connected home topics.

Parks Associates research finds that the average U.S. broadband household owns approximately seven connected devices and that consumers will continue to buy connected devices more

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

49% of smart watch buyers choose their device because of the brand

New consumer research analyzes smart watch market and consumer demand

New research from Parks Associates shows early adopters of smart watches make their purchase decisions based on the device’s features and functionality as well as user reviews. Among U.S. smart watch owners, 58% ranked the watch’s features, such as fitness tracking and the ability to receive notifications, as a top consideration in their purchase decision, followed by the brand at 49% and product appearance at

Monday, June 22, 2015

64% of broadband households in the U.K. connect a home entertainment device to the Internet

Parks Associates President moderates panels at Smart Home World Summit, June 23-24

 Parks Associates research finds 64% of broadband households in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and 54% of broadband households in Germany connect a home entertainment device to the Internet.

The firm also reports that one-fourth of German, Spanish, and U.K. broadband households find smart home devices very appealing. In the Netherlands and Switzerland, residential broadband household penetration more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Familiarity with New IT Support Services Low among SMBs

New research identifies small business adoption and usage of IT and cloud solutions

New research from Parks Associates finds strong familiarity with standard IT services is low among small businesses (SMBs), including only 28% of U.S. SMBs that are very familiar with cloud-based storage and backup services. Less than 25% are very familiar with remote IT support or network security services, compared to 35% that are very familiar with online payment processing.

“Small businesses more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Parks Associates Announces New Industry Report Examining Robotics in the Connected Home

11% of U.S. broadband households will have a robotic vacuum cleaner by 2020

Parks Associates announced a new connected CE industry report today showing more than 6% of U.S. broadband homes currently own a robotic vacuum cleaner and adoption will exceed 11% by 2020. The report, Robotics: Changing the Way You Live at Home, reports robotic floor cleaners are the first phase of the consumer robotics market, which will gradually expand to include healthcare, home controls, toys, and more

Thursday, June 11, 2015

7% of U.S. households have broadband and OTT but no pay TV

New industry report examines current and future market for OTT and TV Everywhere video services

New industry research from Parks Associates finds global OTT video service subscription revenues will increase from nearly $9 billion in 2014 to over $19 billion in 2019. Currently, 57% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service. Among European broadband households, 57% in the U.K., 29% in Spain, and 24% in Germany subscribe to an OTT service.

The industry report TV more

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Parks Associates forecasts Japan and South Korea as key markets for consumer cloud storage

Firm’s NUMBERS™ service announces global forecasts for cloud storage adoption and revenues

New research from Parks Associates estimates the fastest-growing markets for consumer cloud storage will be Japan and South Korea, with consumer spending growing at a CAGR of over 33% between 2014 and 2019. The U.S. will have nearly 50 million households using cloud storage at the end of 2015. This strong worldwide growth comes as CE device manufacturers and technology providers more

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