Global cyber threats have pushed IT security investments to new highs. Venture-backed companies in the U.S. that provide cyber security offerings raised $1.77 billion from investors in 2014, topping the previous high of $1.62 billion set in 2000. Globally, venture-backed IT security companies raised $1.9 billion last year, also a record.
The smart home machine-to-machine (M2M) market in the U.S. is expected to post a CAGR of 38.02% from 2015 to 2019. America consumes almost 30% of the world’s energy. Demand for new efficient energy solutions has increased significantly.
Online research has become a key part of the savvy buyer’s journey, and the same phenomenon has now carried over to mobile devices. Customers who begin the research process in one place may use several channels before finally selecting a product and making a purchase.
A smart wireless device is a stand-alone piece of hardware which can link to a nearby smartphone, often via a short-range wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The device will typically have a companion software app, which will add value to the data received from the hardware device.