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Michael Vakulenko

What can a toothbrush teach us about IoT business models?

What can a toothbrush teach us about IoT business models?

We recently published a report showing that e-commerce doubled in popularity as a business model for Internet of Things (see Commerce of Things report for details). But what does an ecommerce business model really mean in the case of Internet of Things? Broadly speaking, a business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value. We add to that the question of how an organization creates a sustainable competitive advantage (a barrier to entry that is difficult to replicate by competitors).

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Stijn Schuermans

70% of Smart Home developers are hobbyists

70% of Smart Home developers are hobbyists

1.5 million developers are working on Smart Home solutions. And yet, the Smart Home market is struggling to move beyond early adopters into a mainstream market. Data from our new Smart Home Landscape 2015 report sheds light on this conundrum, and much more.

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Andreas Constantinou

The Commerce of Things

The Commerce of Things

You might be forgiven for thinking that Internet of Things stands for adding apps to a watch, or connecting a thermostat to the internet. This is where IoT stands today. More broadly, IoT is about adding computing capabilities to a physical object, and allowing it to interact with the world around it. But this is only the beginning. As we argued earlier, IoT is fast escaping both Internet and Things. And it’s about to change e-Commerce in ways we never expected.

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Stijn Schuermans

Everyone will be a developer

Everyone will be a developer

We continue with a fourth and final installment of insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT.

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Stijn Schuermans

Consumers outweigh the CIO in the Internet of Things

Consumers outweigh the CIO in the Internet of Things

We continue with insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT. In this post, we look at the potential of consumer and enterprise IoT markets. Enterprise IoT (industrial, large-scale applications) are currently the biggest market in terms of revenues, but will that remain so forever? Consumer applications like Wearables and Smart Home are hyped in tech media, but will that translate into a real business opportunity? History and data can provide some answers to these questions.

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