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IoT is Driving Mobile Transformation

IoT is Driving Mobile Transformation

According to Statista, the number of mobile phone users reached 4.77 billion in 2017 and is expected to pass the 5 billion mark by 2019, when 67% of the worldwide population will own one. Smartphones represented 38% of all mobile users in 2014, and that number is expected to reach 50% during the present year. ... Read More
 
Connected Living Trends to Come

Connected Living Trends to Come

Like any young industry that is just beginning to take off, the Connected Living market is constantly evolving and changing at a very fast pace. We can see a clear example of its continuous adjustments and improvements at the events and exhibitions we attend throughout the year, for example at CES, an event that provides ... Read More
 
On the Road to Mass Market Adoption II: Addressing Consumer Fears and Worries

On the Road to Mass Market Adoption II: Addressing Consumer Fears and Worries

In the last post, we spoke about the best ways to help consumers understand the benefits of owning a connected living system, to raise technology awareness and to increase adoption rates. To go a step further and achieve mass market adoption of connected home solutions we must not only educate, but also listen to consumers’ ... Read More
 
Essence at Mobile World Congress 2016 — Last Day

Essence at Mobile World Congress 2016 — Last Day

Today we’ve said goodbye to another great edition of Mobile World Congress —the largest ever, since the 100,000 visitors mark has been surpassed for the first time in the event’s history. The GSMA reported nearly 101,000 attendees, an increase of more than six percent over last year. More impressive numbers: the show received visitors from ... Read More
 
Living in the ‘sandwich generation’

Living in the ‘sandwich generation’

The alarm clock goes off, you wake up the kids, make breakfast, take them to school, you’re in such a rush you forget your laptop. When you finally arrive to the office, you make a quick call to your elder mom, who’s been feeling a little dizzy lately, and she ... Read More
 
Home Automation vs Smart Home – are they the same?

Home Automation vs Smart Home – are they the same?

The concept of a Smart Home began its journey with the idea of the personal computer for every household introduced by Apple in the late 70s, along with the advent of the X-10 home automation standard. The invention of the internet circa 1990 obviously pushed this along but the real driver began with the wireless ... Read More