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Market Insight: Creating Product Roadmaps for the Connected Home

Published: 11 May 2016

ID: G00296835

Analyst(s): Martin Reynolds


Succeeding in the connected home requires investment in a cloud service, a great mobile app and a product's long useful life. Product managers must carefully specify these features, drive interoperation with other systems, and develop and enforce software quality standards.

Table Of Contents


  • A Note on Security
  • The Special Case of Household Appliances

Background and Context

  • Sensors and Actuators
    • Connectivity for Simple Devices
  • Control Hubs
  • Smart Devices
  • Home Hub
  • Connected Devices
  • Wi-Fi Router — Home Gateway
  • Cloud Hub
  • Integrating Services
  • Business Services

The Impact

  • Software Skills Become Essential
  • Cloud Hub Design Is a Priority
  • Learning Systems Might Bring New Opportunity
    • Roadmaps Must Extend for 10 Years


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