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The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit
December 26, 2013

As the Internet of Things continues to expand, the idea of a connected home is no longer a futuristic vision, decades away. In a new report, “The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit,” Frank Gillett outlines what the future of connected homes may look like and the willingness of consumers to adopt the technologies.

While there is clear enthusiasm from consumers, there is one fundamental problem that vendors must address as they design for the future: Consumers don’t want a smart home; they want a smart product to solve a specific problem.

Frank writes, “When a consumer simply needs to make sure that the lights are on or the door is locked, they see an integrated connected-home solution as dramatic overkill. Instead, as consumers add individual smart products to address additional problems, they will realize new tasks that this combination of gadgets could address — if only the solutions were able to communicate and interoperate. This realization by customers will create demand for federation among smart products.”

Read a full copy of the report here.

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