6 Tech Urgencies for Business in Pandemic Era Re-emergence

As the world begins to re-emerge and rebuild, pragmatic leaders recognize the critical role technology plays in shaping the “new normal,” but are struggling to activate. The shifting technology landscape impacts the future of customer and employee relationships, breakthrough business models, societal trust, and even the health of our planet.  Kaleido Insights’ analysts are laser…

New Research Surveys 600 Product Manufacturers on their Internet of Things Journeys

Manufacturers across a wide range of product sectors are exploring how to adopt sensors and networked services to improve their products, customer experiences, and business processes. Harbor Research found some 4.3B devices came online in 2015 alone, signaling activity, investment, and adoption in the Internet of Things is at an all-time high. But despite this…

Why Interoperability Holds the Keys to the Smart Home

Investment is pouring into the Smart Home. But is ‘the home of the future’ really viable when it’s just a bunch of Internet-connected appliances? The so-called “Smart Home” market— that is, replacing your current in-home appliances and products with an Internet connected version—is ripe. At least, insofar as it is forecasted for significant and rapid…

From Sensors to Services to Ecosystems: It’s Time Businesses Think More Broadly About the Internet of Things

There is certainly no shortage of buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. Thanks to sharp declines in the costs of sensing technology and data processing, we saw momentum grow more last year than ever before. According to Harbor Research, some 4.3 billion new devices (excluding laptops and PCs) were connected to the Internet in 2015…

Why are businesses struggling to engage consumers with the Internet of Things?

  Businesses are confounded by what the Internet of Things is, nevermind how to begin using it. In particular, it is consumer-facing companies that are struggling the most. Part of the issue is that those in customer-facing roles—marketing, sales, customer service, etc.—are already overwhelmed with technology. Add IoT, a term that encompasses scores of different…

How to Assess the Business Imperative for the Internet of Things

Businesses face ongoing threats of disruption from external pressures they can’t control, such as technology, government, and culture. The extent to which companies can mitigate these risks depends on how closely they monitor these forces in order to inform a proactive approach towards them instead of a reactive one. How can businesses even begin to think about the…