Wearable technology will see a considerable rise by 2016

smartwatch wearable technology

Recent Gartner research has predicted that in two years, 40 percent of wrist-worn devices will be smartwatches. Gartner, the respected market research firm, has now released a new report that has predicted that by the close of 2016, 40 percent of all devices worn on the wrist will come from the smartwatch category of wearable technology. This forecast comes as waves of companies have started to announce, unveil, or sell wearables of this nature. Two years ago, the wearable technology market saw only two companies that were actually selling smartwatches.…

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Mobile app development is rarely financially successful

Mobile app development

Recent research from Gartner has shown that less than 001 percent of applications succeed in earnings. According to some of the latest mobile app development data from Gartner, less than 0.01 percent of consumer applications that are created and made available to smartphone and tablet users will actually be considered to be a financial success from now through the end of 2018. This is not promising information for application developers, but it does show the importance of best practices. Gartner also pointed out that approximately 90 percent of mobile app…

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Augmented reality devices could save companies millions

Augmented Reality head mounted display

Augmented reality devices could hold a great deal of economic promise Google Glass is often touted as a potentially powerful social networking and engagement tool due to its use of augmented reality. While such estimations may be accurate, Glass may also be a major boon for businesses. According to market research firm Gartner, Glass, and similar devices, could help businesses save $1 billion a year within the next five years. Augmented reality has a role to play in these savings as the technology unlocks new forms of communication. AR can…

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Gartner study shows that new technologies may fail under the weight of consumer hype

Mobile Commerce

Consumers may be dragging down emerging technologies with lofty expectations, according to a new Gartner study. Gartner’s 2011 Hype Cycle Special Report is an annual study that investigates the maturity, business benefit and future direction of near-future technologies. The report also gauges the level of consumer response to these technologies and offers a forecast of their future and longevity based upon its findings. Of note, Gartner’s says that several of the most promising technologies coming into the market may not fare well due to the level of hype surrounding them.…

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What will it take to keep the M-Commerce ship afloat

M-Commerce

The NFC-driven mobile payment revolution may be coming to an abrupt end before it ever really gained any momentum. Analysts with Gartner Inc., a technology research firm, say that the prospect of mobile payments may be interesting, but the technology needed to facilitate this form of commerce is much more complex than the big players would have consumers believe. Many have stated before that the instigation of mobile commerce is seldom a singular effort. Companies interested in pioneering the field of mobile payments must garner the support of several thousand…

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