10 CES Trends That Matter To Business
Even with its consumer focus, the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 has plenty of food for thought for IT leaders.
The Consumer Electronics Show, scheduled to run January 8-11 in Las Vegas, is about consumer electronics, of course. But the consumerization (terrible word, by the way) of IT has been much of what the business press has focused on over the past year, what with BYOD, cloud computing, social networks and such. So CES, which has managed to do quite well without Apple, and will again this year without a Microsoft keynote, has a lot to show the business community what is coming next for the business-to-business world. Here are 10 CES 2013 trends and products that will have a business impact.
1. The Hub: Samsung is due (as near as I can tell) to re-introduce its entertainment hub. LG has already spilled the beans on its Google TV entrant. These multi-screen-within-a-screen displays, featuring video on demand, photos and Internet videos, point to where business hubs are headed.
How much time do you spend juggling between your business apps, social networks, video feeds and personal stuff? The rise of the mobile corporation has been fun to write about, but few companies have figured out a way to manage their mobile workforce, engage with customers and make a few bucks. The goal of the CIO and network administrator has long been the "single pane of glass" which collects all the network status information in one place. That single-pane-of-glass metaphor is headed for the business world, and the business hub will be the view into your business. Read full story on InformationWeek
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