John Curran, FORBES
(Forbes.com)—You have probably been hearing quite a bit in recent months about the Internet of Things coalescing into a major high tech business opportunity. You are likely to hear a lot more about this during the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Internet of Things converges intelligent products and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. As a market, it has arrived. And now it is ready for prime time exposure at CES, one of the world’s largest high tech events every year.
The range of high-tech devices is exploding, and so is the amount of connectivity and networking between them. All this will be evident at CES like never before. We expect to see the “always connected” consumer become more pervasive than ever as connected devices and services become the norm in new, emerging and traditional product categories.
There will be several important stories to watch that are key drivers of this Internet of Things market.