When a friend recently asked for my perspective on the Internet of Things in the enterprise, I started to drone on with my usual answer about M2M, the Industrial Internet and the smart grid… but that’s when I realized some fresh thinking was needed. How does the new crop of consumer-oriented connected devices such as connected cars, smart watches, heads-up displays and fitness bands intersect with corporate information strategy? How can organizations use these new tools to improve customer service and employee productivity?
On Thursday, February 21 at 2 pm EST/11 am PST I presented a webcast on
Once again, it’s time to consider holiday gifts — not only what to give, but what you’d like to receive. And here’s the rub: after more than a decade during which device designers have connected almost everything to the Internet, there are still a few connected devices I’d like to see that have not been invented.
Metawatch’s new Strata — their first consumer product — is a handsome smart watch that brings notifications from your smartphone to your wrist, letting you decide at a glance whether to pull your phone out of your pocket to answer a call or respond to a text… or whether that can wait until later. Strata steps out in front of Metawatch’s first model with water resistance, fitness apps, and compatibility with both Android and iOs smartphones.
Connected World Magazine’s Laurie Lamberth and Peggy Smedley discuss the Metawatch, connected hearing aids, and how these devices bring ease to daily living.
The Internet of Things — what apps will drive adoption? technology enablers needed? business/social issues to remove? Watch GigaOm Pro Analyst Laurie Lamberth plus Internet of Things heavyweights Bill Geiser (Metawatch), David Rose (Vitality), Ted Ladd (WIMM Labs) and Bo Begole (Xerox PARC) chew on the future of the Internet of Things in this video from GigaOm’s Mobilize 2011 conference.
GigaOm Pro put it this way: “Connected devices are popping up everywhere, and designers will