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Internet of Things—Unlocking the Business Value of Connected Devices: Weekend Reading

×<p>What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and why is it important to businesses? To start, it is about the collection, analysis and use of unprecedented amounts of real-time data that likely will disrupt the way many organizations do business today. The Internet of Things (IoT) concept involves …

Apple Unveils Its Hotly Anticipated Watch

The device marks Apple's entry into the wearable market.<p>The rumor mill has been working overtime leading up to Apple's event today and fewer …

(interactive video) Shift Index organizational self-assessment tutorial

As improvements in core digital technologies accelerate, the pace of change is also accelerating. Flows of knowledge and resources, enabled by …

Interactive Video

CPG Companies at Risk of Squandering Digital Investments

×<p><i>In their pursuit of e-commerce revenue, CPG executives risk overinvesting in some digital technologies, survey findings suggest.</i><p>Results of a recent survey of consumers’ buying habits suggest digital commerce is poised to become an important revenue driver for CPG com­panies that can successfully …

We Went To A Bunch Of AT&T Stores To See How Amazon's New Fire Phone Was Selling And Here's What We Found...

Dubbed the Fire phone, its most unique features are Dynamic Perspective, which allows it to react to how it is held, and Firefly, which can scan more than 100 million objects and make it easy to buy them on Amazon.com.<p>The Fire also comes bundled with a free year of Amazon Prime, which includes free …

Things get weird when objects get hooked up to the internet

With the flood of new connected services and devices on the market, knowing how future users might hook them together or find unexpected new uses is a challenge, no matter what Silicon Valley’s confident young bucks may tell us. A service called IFTTT is giving us an interesting peek into the …

Crowdsourcing—Plugging into the wisdom of the crowd

Crowdsourcing is an approach to harnessing the power of individuals to work to solve problems in a decentralized way.<p>How do you feed a hungry army of …

Crowdsourcing

Making Sense of Wearables

×<p><i>Wearables are inherently mobile, but they’re fundamentally different from traditional mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.</i><p>By now, many businesses and consumers are familiar with wearable devices. They know they can access information via smart glasses and watches, and that …

The Internet of Things ecosystem

Read about strategies ‒ for both enterprise adopters and Internet of Things (IoT) providers ‒ to unlock the business value of connected devices.

Report: Apple planning iOS-controlled smart home automation platform for WWDC unveiling

According to a report from The Financial Times, Apple is working on a new software platform that would “turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances.” Apple’s iOS ecosystem is of course already home to an increasing number of connected products …

Samsung Debuts Open Modular Health-Tracking Band and Cloud Platform

Ahead of the upcoming debut of iOS 8, which is expected to include Apple's "Healthbook" health aggregating platform, Samsung has announced its own health tracking platform that envelops both open modular hardware and a cloud storage solution.<p>Called SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal …

Which? urges mobile providers to unlock handsets

Mobile phone companies should automatically unlock handsets at the end of monthly contracts and always sell them unlocked in pay-as-you-go deals, according to the consumer group Which?<p>In research that highlighted the way locking phones – which restricts them to a single network – discourages …

A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things'

The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact is it going to …

Deloitte's Digital Democracy Survey

Deloitte’s Digital Democracy Survey: A multi-generational view of consumer technology, media and telecom trends<p>Now in its eighth year, the survey offers insights, grounded in data, into how U.S. consumers are using technology to engage with content and each other, how trends have shifted over time, …

Consumer Tech

From invisible to visible . . . to measurable

Article<p>From invisible to visible . . . to measurable Social analytics extends enterprise performance improvement<p>John Hagel, John Seely Brown, Eric …

Big Data

Tech Trends 2014

Collection<p>Trends - Tech Trends 2014<p>In our fifth annual report, we outline 10 trends that exemplify the unprecedented potential for emerging …

Innovation

#Smartphones at #MWC14 are in all shapes and sizes – will one form factor become a consumer favorite? @GSMA http://t.co/tT2oWSAmCh

#Smartwatches, fitness bands and ‘connected clothes’ are making a splash. What will we see at #MWC14? @GSMA http://t.co/HZBot13sOO

Apple Watch coming in 2015 for $349, brings sapphire screen, digital crown, more

Apple’s long-rumoured move into wearable technology has finally taken place. At the firm’s first major new product launch event of 2014, the Apple …

Smartwatches

Apple's iBeacon And The Future Of Mobile Shopping

Mobile, mobile, mobile. It’s like the Marcia Brady of the retail industry. Everyone is talking about it and wants to cozy up next to its success, often at the expense of some of the more practical blocking and tackling that needs to be done in order to really capitalize on rising mobile …

2014 Technology Outlook

Mixed global demand due to ongoing economic uncertainties, an emerging class of patent pirates and new avenues to raise capital are among trends …

Deloitte Center for the Edge Europe Launch with Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Looking for past TMT Predictions?

Each year Deloitte's TMT Predictions reveal the perspectives gained from hundreds of conversations with industry leaders, and tens of thousands of …

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

Deloitte TMT on Twitter: "[INFOGRAPHIC] Do you use your phone while you shop in a store? 79% of shoppers do. See here: http://t.co/3p1ioDvozD http://t.co/4RiAWJmJVU"

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Deloitte TMT on Twitter: "How do advances in computing pwr, storage, & bandwidth contribute to #BigShift? #SI_4 http://t.co/VwvEYHhNSu http://t.co/nSeHhuo6H6"

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Netflix and Youtube grab 50 percent of peak Internet traffic, P2P fades into the sunset

After years of spying, hiring hackers to safeguard their content, and dragging their own customers into messy courtroom battles, it turns out the …

Peer-to-peer