The four pivots of the consumer IoT market

For those tracking the consumer electronics market, the last 10 years have brought about a sea change. The rise of internet-connected appliances coupled with the falling costs of sensor, mobile and cloud technologies has disrupted traditional product-based business models while shifting consumer expectations for product (and brand) experiences. More and more, consumers expect their analog […]

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Infusing the Home

Download our latest whitepaper to discover real-world examples of AI across smart home hardware, software, and services; how AI is changing the smart home value proposition; and how businesses across the ecosystem must approach this intersection.

[Webinar] How blockchain can help IoT Deliver ROI

A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network. […]

Impact Analysis: Smart Textiles

In this post, we’ll explore the healthcare and personal fitness use cases of smart textiles, as well as how other industries are utilizing electronics-laden fabrics to empower and support everyone from soldiers, to fashion designers, to casual shoppers, to on-the-go businesspeople.

Six Challenges Facing Blockchain & IoT Convergence

Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]

Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

What is missing from the Internet of Things? The paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy, is a lack of trust. Our new research analyzes the intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies, known more widely as blockchain.

The Internet of Trusted Things

This research report analyzes the enterprise opportunities and use cases for the convergence of the Internet of Things and Distributed Ledger Technologies, such as blockchain. DLT’s role as an enabler of the IoT lies in its ability forge trust, not only at the product level, but across an ecosystem of untrusting constituents.

The Intersection of Blockchain and IoT is All About Trust

There are already more connected devices on earth than there are humans. The number of network-connected and intercommunicating devices is expected to climb well into the tens of billions within a few years. As the world grows ever more connected, how can we trust these devices? Such a network of intercommunicating objects requires a secure and efficient way […]

Impact Analysis on Smart Speakers

We put them in our homes. We speak to them, listen to them, buy things from them. Much ado about smart speakers, but what are the implications for consumers and end users? Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on the ecosystem. As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ll […]