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Emerging Technology Analysis: Building Successful Solutions for Smart Spaces

Published: 11 November 2019

ID: G00414732

Analyst(s): Annette Jump , Eric Goodness


In the next two to three years, smart space technology will evolve rapidly from the fusion of smart edge devices, IoT and artificial intelligence. To create new revenue opportunities, product managers must reimagine solutions for smart spaces, target non-IT buyers and develop new partnerships.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Future Smart Spaces Will Be Shaped by Fusion of AI, IoT and Non-IT Legacy Infrastructure
    • The Smart Space Market Is Very Fragmented, Lacks Architectural Coherence and Complete Solutions
    • Legacy Technologies Are Vulnerable to Disruptive Innovation From Emerging Tech
  • Technology Impact
    • Redefining Experiences and Engagement in Different “Spaces” Will Offer New Revenue Opportunities
    • Smart Space Market Expands Buying Centers Beyond IT
    • The Complexity of Multiple Devices, IoT and Legacy Technology Requires New Partnerships and Solutions
  • References

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