With consumers ever more cautious with their spending, companies need to follow suit and ensure any used retail technology will prove its return on investment and show it can directly encourage spend during turbulent times.
Internet Of Things
What if field service engineers could anticipate service needs before they arise? What if every service visit resulted in a fixed issue the first time around?
While the sharing economy expands, how can we trust others with our belongings, services and time? Richard Laughton, CEO of easyCar Club, explores how the Internet of Things will help put people’s mind at ease and build an Internet of Trust.
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Revealing its latest line of Zen products at a Zenvolution event, ASUS has introduced a $600 robot called Zenbo, which will deliver assistance, entertainment and company to families and tech addicts.
How many times have you heard that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be epic – with billions of connected devices generating trillions of dollars? And yet, the overwhelming reaction of tech consumers right now is essentially "meh".
Innovation around the Internet of Things (IoT) has been gathering real pace this year. It’s a “quiet revolution…whose time has finally come” according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which produced a 2013 report found that 96 per cent of business leaders expected their businesses to be using IoT in one form or another by 2016.
We’ve taken a look at how gamification will make wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) a key part of every business.
I saw an article recently about Tesco’s recent decision to ditch the crescent-shaped croissant. My first thought was, why? Surely a croissant not shaped like a crescent ceases to be a croissant? Turns out that’s what consumers want.
With business leaders needing to know what technological innovation is on the horizon to take advantage of, Tony Stiff, CEO Flowgroup, provides some guidance on the most exciting advancements in transport, the home and fitness.
The saying goes that too many cooks spoil the broth, but what about too many founders? No such thing, it seems. Cocoon, an Internet of Things enterprise with five leaders responsible for its launch, has been named in our Everline Future 50 2016 as it seeks to secure, and smarten up, the home – entering a $35.3bn market.
We’re marching steadily, and increasingly rapidly, towards a world where the Internet of Things is built into each aspect of everyday life and data defines the business winners from the losers – so we need to be ready for it.
It is important that companies making use of customer data seek to build trust by ensuring people are made aware of how their data is being used, inviting their consent through rigorous and ethical data collection processes.