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Healthcare reforms in the U.S. and in other global markets are incentivizing care providers to take deeper interest in how their patients manage their health on a day-to-day basis. Connected health devices and apps , built on cloud-based platforms, give consumers and their care providers the insight they need to manage health conditions in a proactive, ongoing way. This is particularly important for those with chronic diseases, which account for the vast majority of healthcare...
Millions of cars gain connectivity annually through embedded cellular modules, smartphone tethering platforms, and aftermarket OBD-II dongles. Vehicle performance and driver behavioral data that was once untracked, trapped within the vehicle, and inaccessible to consumers is now collected, stored in the cloud, and reportable to consumers in easy-to-digest formats. Cloud-based connectivity is shifting the power relationship between vehicle owners and the rest of the auto...
I just finished attending AT&T’s annual industry analyst summit. This two-day event provides the analyst community a first-hand, interactive experience with AT&T’s leadership team. As usual, the event not only offered the latest visions from AT&T, but also allowed us to hear and probe AT&T’s reasoning and approaches behind their initiatives. Here are the five things that I believe AT&T has done differently, and better, than its archrival Verizon....
Parks Associates research shows 51% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers are very interested in unlimited DVR storage. Currently, over 50% of U.S. broadband homes either include a DVR as part of their pay-TV subscription or have purchased one at retail. Consumers are recording shows at higher volumes. Companies are looking toward cloud DVR systems to not only meet the demand of the amount of data recorded in the video industry, but to also lead to new innovations and...
 
As the IoT market comes to fruition, companies are creating future-proof strategies to secure the health of the market. As consumers learn the basics of the platform, they will want the next thing, the next innovation. New value-added services and privacy innovations can help the IoT market become a durable, future-proof industry. Parks Associates and Ayla Networks recently aired a complimentary industry webcast to outline how companies can develop future-proof IoT market...
Parks Associates research shows that online video ranks highest among younger consumers as the most important video source . Increasingly, connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops are becoming secondary screens for watching, discovering, and sharing video content.  However, as CE devices become a preferred tool to manage and share videos, music, and photos, incorporating these functionalities in CE devices also introduces a whole new layer of complexity....
A recent SMB Tech Support Services report by Parks Associates shows that small businesses are looking to cloud services for data storage, security, and backup. Antivirus and antispyware programs are among the most used programs, and security and backup services are used more often in SMBs with 10 or more employees. Companies with 20 or more employees tend to be the most optimally sized for cloud applications and services, the report finds. These data points are significant when...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | Apr. 9, 2014
Tags: cloud services, tech support
As more and more smart home control devices and offerings become available to the public, new ways to maximize their potential and their convenience become key considerations for consumers wishing to adopt. Parks Associates research finds that, from a product perspective, connectivity expands the functionality of a product and enhances the user experience. Connectivity also opens the door to new revenue opportunities from demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) programs....

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