The notion of an Internet of Things includes some very practical applications within the home. The global smart thermostats market is expected to grow from 1.3 million in 2013 to 8 million unit shipments in 2018 — that’s a CAGR of 43 percent, according to ABI Research.
As demand grows in the coming years, smart thermostat global revenues are expected to experience five-fold growth to reach $600 million by 2018.
The Western Europe Consumer Electronics (CE) market will end 2013 much the same way as it did last year — with -5% growth in retail value, due to lower prices and cannibalization of single-function devices by more mobile multi-functional devices.
According to Strategy Analytics, most major CE devices will experience negative growth in revenue aside from standout categories such as Smartphone, Tablet, Games Console, and Digital Media Adapter.
A “smart wearable” product is an app-enabled computing device which is worn on, or otherwise attached to the body, while being used. In some cases a wearable device is also considered a fashion accessory.
A recent market study has revealed that the smart wearable device shipments — including smart watches and smart glasses — will approach 130 million by 2018, that’s 10 times more than was forecast for 2013.
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3 percent growth over 2012, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward.
Today, securing all devices with mobile internet access has become an ever increasing concern. People want to be protected during their daily activities involving email access, online banking or simply browsing content.
Meanwhile, corporate stakeholders are much more concerned about their organisational network integrity and business data protection.
Canalys predicts that next year media tablets will almost out-ship all other PC form factors combined, forming almost 50% of the total client PC market (desktops, notebooks, and tablets).
Tablet PC shipments accounted for 40% of PC shipments in Q3 2013, less than half a million units behind global notebook shipments.
More than 70% of the media tablets purchased for business use in the Q3 2013 were via bring your own device policies (BYOD), but volume purchased by enterprises increased nearly 60% over what it purchased in the third quarter in 2012, compared to a 35% increase in BYOD volumes.
While BYOD is the primary path for tablets into the enterprise, the corporate liable segment is the faster growing category, according to Strategy Analytics.
The average smartphone user now consumes more than 2 gigabytes of mobile data every month and has more than 100 applications on his or her device, according to the latest study by Frost and Sullivan.
With smartphones emerging as the primary device for the consumption and creation of digital media, people are increasingly looking to protect, manage, optimize and enhance their mobile device experience.
via Frost & Sullivan
Over the past few years, tablets have reshaped computing for many enterprise workforces. But tablets aren’t general-issue devices for all employees. Instead, companies equip specific groups of employees with tablets — with particular business goals in mind.
But the sales process must be reengineered — sales reps must be trained, and customer-facing software and materials must be developed.
The Google Android mobile device operating system reached a new milestone during the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, Android accounted for 81.0 percent of all smartphone shipments — marking the first time that Android topped 80 percent in its short history.