Introducing Kaleido Insights

Introducing Kaleido Insights: A new firm and new original research to help corporate leaders act on technology trends shaping the future   What happens when the pace and scope of technological change becomes exponentially greater than an organization’s ability to adapt? This isn’t a prophecy, it’s today’s state of the business world. The scope and velocity…

Artificial Intelligence Impacts Every Business Function

Businesses (and their investors) are atwitter about AI in the enterprise these days. Yet with all the buzz, there is a disproportionate focus on those use cases which support sales and marketing. Tractica’s research finds application for AI in every function of the enterprise. This is in part due to the diverse capabilities that fall…

Why is UX different in the Internet of Things?

What the Internet of Things introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done.   Many manufacturers have struggled to bring connected products to market because of just how complicated development and management are, never mind…

The User Experience of Things: Why Ubiquitous Sensing and Software Require a New Approach to UX Design

What does it mean to interact with the digital realm? The input-only days of desktop and laptop are long gone; we are entering an era in which interactions are seamless, voice-enabled, even predictive, and sometimes entirely invisible. As the so-called Internet of Things, characterized by pervasive sensing technology and networked services, infuses every realm of…

Top 5 Challenges Product Manufacturers Report During Connected Product Deployment

In many ways, the Internet of Things is the natural ‘next phase’ of computing; of networked services, sensing technology, apps, data and cloud services. Yet, this convergence introduces new, and often unprecedented complexity. It calls for shift in mindset. For product companies, effective connected product deployment often means de-emphasizing the importance of the latest form…

Three Trends Impacting Restaurants’ IoT Adoption & Success

For years, restaurants and businesses across industries have been applying sensors and networked services to their equipment, infrastructure, and processes. Yet, despite more connected fryers, refrigerators, and all manner of mobile apps, many companies are struggling to capture real value— particularly at the level and scale of ROI needed to justify ‘going digital’ in the…

The Intersection of the Internet of Things and Blockchain

Imagine billions of devices talking to one another in real time and adjusting their behavior to respond to economic signals. Imagine a planet interconnected not just by devices, but by the events taking place across it – an ecosystem aware of its oceans, land, and air, as well as its industrial inputs and outputs. Access…