|By Business Wire||
|September 3, 2012 06:52 AM EDT||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqsssb/2012_smart_systems) has announced the addition of the "2012 Smart Systems Forecast Report" report to their offering.
The report is an expansive update of Harbor's views on the market size and growth rates and the current state of adoption of intelligent device networking technologies and managed services. The study underscores the challenges that the market faces going forward.
New Value At The Intersection
Intelligent device communications and information technology are combining to create new modes of asset intelligence, collaboration and decision making. People, information, and technology are becoming more connected, distributed and pervasive enabling the convergence of physical and virtual worlds. Network awareness will include knowledge, people and things.
This convergence is informing significant new capabilities in which inputs from machines, people, video streams, maps, newsfeeds, sensors, and moreis digitized and placed onto networks. These inputs are integrated into systems that connect people, processes, and knowledge to enable collective awareness, creativity and better decision making. We have now entered the age when everyday objects will communicate with, and control, other objects over a global data network24/7/365. This global network is the Internet. The objects are everything from consumer appliances to the elevator you've been waiting for. It's not the future, it's now this year, next year and thus it is vitally important that business leaders understand this phenomenon, its effects on their business, and what they should do right now to position themselves for opportunities that are literally just around the corner.
The intersection of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and device connectivity creates value at two disparate ends of the business spectrum. New IT technologies like cloud computing are moving to the enterprise and rapidly being embraced. Managed IT services will increasingly dominate ICT systems and networked services development.
At the other end of the spectrum, the rise of the M2M and the Internet of Things has helped transform product companies into value-added service companies. Manufacturers are learning that by putting products on networks they are essentially placing themselves into continuous contact with their customers, thereby enabling them to better understand their customer's needs and act appropriately.
The intersection of these two trends creates an opportunity for new differentiated business models by cleverly combining the potential of both. The two need to be interwoven and mutually supportive, and increasingly, success in either goes to the player that effectively utilizes the combined potential of both.
Key Topics Covered:
- Forces and Trends
- Smart Systems Forecast
- Applications Vs. Technologies
- Evolving Market Opportunities
- Smart Systems Forecast Exhibits
For more information, including full table of contents, please visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqsssb/2012_smart_systems