12. April 2016 · Comments Off on 8 IoT Initiatives Solution Providers Should Have On Their Radar · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As Cisco Systems closes its $1.4 billion acquisition of Internet of Things provider Jasper Technologies and AT&T creates an IoT Control Center for solution providers, it’s clear that IoT will have a major impact on the channel this year.The pace of new technologies, strategic partnerships and acquisitions in the growing IoT space is enough to make your head spin. Research firm Gartner said 6.2 billion connected “things” will be used this year, up 30 percent from 2015. IoT services spending will rise to $235 billion in 2016, an increase of 22 percent over 2015, according to Gartner, leading to a massive amount of opportunities for solution providers.Here are eight important moves in the IoT space in 2016 thus far that solution providers need have on their radar.

Source: 8 IoT Initiatives Solution Providers Should Have On Their Radar – Page: 1 | CRN

17. November 2015 · Comments Off on 6.4 Billion Active IoT Things in 2016: Gartner  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things is about to get a whole lot bigger, according to the latest forecast from technology market research firm Gartner.In 2016, the IoT will grow at a rate of 5.5 million ‘things’ each day, encompassing a total of nearly 6.4 billion connected devices, a 30 percent gain over this year’s expected total of 4.9 billion devices. By 2020, that figure will shoot up to 20.7 billion units.IoT services spending will jump 22 percent next year, reaching $235 billion. “IoT services are the real driver of value in IoT, and increasing attention is being focused on new services by end-user organizations and vendors,” said Gartner vice president Jim Tully in a statement.

Source: 6.4 Billion Active IoT Things in 2016: Gartner – Datamation

06. November 2015 · Comments Off on Home Automation Market to Top $100 Billion by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The report predicted the use of wearable devices to passively supply data to control smart home devices will emerge as a key use case towards 2020.Consumer spending on smart home services, including entertainment, health, energy and home automation will reach $100 billion by 2020, well over twice the estimated spending for this year, at $43 billion, according to a Juniper Research report.

Source: Home Automation Market to Top $100 Billion by 2020

22. October 2015 · Comments Off on The smart home’s problem is its best product is terrible and bankrupt  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The companies building products for the smart home show a shocking lack of respect for the consumer they hope to buy into the idea.The smart home has a problem. While people are interested in the technology, they also aren’t ready to buy it. And I don’t blame them. A lack of standards, a disregard for usability, and an incoherent story about what a smart home can do for people all mean that anyone interested in buying a connected product quickly encounters a cautionary tale that makes them think twice about spending $200 on a connected door lock.

Source: The smart home’s problem is its best product is terrible and bankrupt – Fortune

27. July 2015 · Comments Off on 3 Ways Amazon Inc. Could Become An Internet of Things Superpower · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is already the largest e-commerce site in the world by overall visitors. However, the company’s ambitions extend far beyond selling physical and digital products — it wants to expand into the growing Internet of Things market.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, connects everyday devices like home appliances, smartwatches, and cars with each other and the cloud. Networking giant Cisco estimates that the total number of connected devices worldwide will double from 25 billion this year to 50 billion by 2020. Research firm IDC estimates that annual spending on IoT devices and services will surge from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020.

Source: 3 Ways Amazon Inc. Could Become An Internet of Things Superpower — The Motley Fool