In the same way today’s standard smart phones use GPS navigation and take videos, so, too, will our homes be commonly outfitted with smart features that simplify and optimize our lives.According to a survey by Coldwell Banker, 45 percent of Americans will own smart home features — or at least intend to invest in them by the end of 2016. What’s more, 54 percent of homeowners in the U.S. say they would install smart home systems if it meant they could sell their property faster.While the idea of a smart home remains a somewhat elusive concept, homeowners are nonetheless increasingly curious and enthusiastic about it.
Those Americans looking to move into a move-in ready home have made their voices heard: smart home technology is a big plus.A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Parks Associates found 44% of respondents who prefer a move-in ready home said that smart home technology should already be installed. Another 57% would consider an older home updated if it had smart home technology.
Smart Home Ready Americans are excited by smart home options—but 44 percent want the technology already installed before moving in to a new home. Further, 57 percent would consider buying an old home if smart home tech had been installed. So says a new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate which found that the majority of those who are eager for smart home tech are Millennials, then followed by those from Generation X, and finally Baby Boomers. Although smart home devices are growing easier to install, consumers still want some of the work done for them. Having a home pre-wired and set up for smart home devices, whether a smart thermostat or security system, is clearly now a attractive feature for home buyers.
8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched. The startling piece of statistic will make any IT leader shudder with trepidation. And it takes on an even more alarming dimension when viewed against another significant piece of statistic. A recent survey by research agency Gartner reveals that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. IoT projects are sprouting like mushrooms after the fresh spring rain. But will these projects go down the rabbit hole? “Yes,” says Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner. “8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched,” he proclaims.
Forget the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s more like the Internet of Whatever among consumers right now.Despite the hype growing around smart homes – from fridges that can tell you what items you’ve run out of, to controlling your lights from a smartphone – the majority of people don’t have much interest in the new technology, new research reveals.Almost three quarters of consumers are not bothered about having smart technology in their homes in the coming years, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by PwC.
Cybersecurity fears are increasing, and, as a result, so are investments in cyberphysical security startups.A recent survey shows cybersecurity fears about breaches, identity theft, and privacy violations are taking a severe toll on the public trust. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) analysis reveals that nearly half of all internet users have begun limiting online activity because of security and privacy concerns, and 19 percent of internet-using households — representing 19 million households — have been affected by a breach and/or experienced identity theft or other malicious cybersecurity activity in the last year.
A majority of respondents worldwide (54 percent) indicated they might be willing to share their personal data collected from their smart home with companies in exchange for money, and 70 percent agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a survey of global consumers sponsored by Intel Security. The survey also found that 77 percent of respondents believe smart homes will be as common in 2025 as smartphones are today, but 66 percent are also very concerned about smart home data being hacked by cybercriminals.
Oh great. The world’s internet security professionals are increasingly worried about what they are calling the Internet of Evil Things.These concerns stem from the risks posed by connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices — a problem which is set to grow, even as resources and visibility into such connected devices have stagnated, according to a new survey.
Businesses expect The Internet of Things will improve customer experiences but that’s far from where their current IoT initiatives are today.And when it comes to how they plan to address IoT needs, most companies are looking to do it with internal resources, although fewer than four in 10 rate their level of preparedness in various phases as excellent or very good, based on a new study.The report regarding the state of Internet of Things initiatives is based on a survey of 200 business leaders conducted by TEKsystems.