Crossing the chasm for the Internet of Things
Crossing the chasm for the Internet of Things

Note: This article originally appeared on the Support.com blog on September 21, 2015. It has been edited from its original version. The industry has made some progress in the last two years but I find the five key challenges still relevant. I think you will too. In “Crossing the Chasm“, Geoffrey Moore describes the lifecycle […]

How Smart are Smart Homes?

Despite another wave of Smart Home devices and services entering the market following CES 2016, growth in related consumer demand is slowing, a clear indication that there are significant challenges to mainstream adoption. The complexity of securely and properly installing and managing all of these new devices – along with the lack of adequate support […]

CES 2016 Focuses on IoT —
Breaks Attendance Records

What is CES? CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, came to a close on January 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is the almost 50-year-old annual trade show that features all the latest and greatest (and many not so) technologies and gadgets from around the world. While I’ve worked in the consumer electronics industry for […]

Crossing the chasm for the Internet of Things

“Crossing the Chasm” is one of my favorite business books of all times. Geoffrey Moore describes the lifecycle of new technology adoption that, by now, should be familiar to everyone in high tech. One of the key points in the book is that there is a chasm in adoption between innovators and early adopters on […]

Redefining Support for a Connected IoT World

Imagine this a few years from now: Xfinity has updated their Android app. The update requires an OS upgrade, which hasn’t yet been pushed to the phone by your mobile carrier. Without the new upgrade, your Xfinity app no longer controls your connected TV services correctly. You’re impatiently searching in the app for the customer […]

Why Support.com is Joining CABA’s Board of Directors

Let me tell you why we are excited about this. Here at Support.com, we believe that life is better when technology does what it’s supposed to do. We want to make that happen for everyone by providing dramatically easier ways to solve complex technical support problems. As the Internet of Things expands and the devices, […]

How Prepared Are You to Deliver Support to a Connected World?

The world is more connected today than ever before. With the rise in mobile devices and connected consumer electronics, broadband households in the US now own an average of seven connected devices (“The Internet of Things” Parks Associates). Many households are connected with a laptop or desktop computer and of course mobile devices, but in […]

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