The Importance of Smart Speakers

One of the most important markets for the tech industry is the connected home. Connected thermostats, televisions, lights, appliances, security cameras, door locks, etc have gained strong consumer interest around the world and is at the heart of making homes and even offices smarter.
I have been studying the connected home since 2002 and wrote one of the first reports on this idea in 2004 about having a home with devices connected to the Internet. In that report, I stated that while I saw the potential of connected devices, I believed that they would only gain real traction when they had more processing power behind them, better connectivity, and were controlled centrally.  

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.