50% of connected devices sold by 2017 will be performed by companies that have not more than three years. This is the disturbing trend that emerges from Gartner Symposium that just ended in Orlando.
The dynamism of startups will get ahead of the traditional businesses. The rise of the Open Hardware movement and 3D printers provide tools for startups to create connected objects much faster than the giants of consumer electronics R & D means nothing in common but the process much heavier design.
The Internet of object destabilizing factor for historic players
Startups that are innovating faster than the multinationals that are ultimately redeemed by industry leaders, just very natural. It’s a classic scenario in the world of computers, networks, and which sustains the Silicon Valley for decades. Except that with the explosion in the number and type of connected objects, they are many other areas that will be affected by this new wave of innovation, including areas where the existing players do not have pockets as full that Google, Apple and other Cisco. The existing brands of consumer electronics and electrical items will be seriously shaken by these startups and risk of major brands disappear in favor of new entrants or Web giants who can get their hands in their pockets to offer these innovative products.
These changes could happen much faster than you think. In their top 10 IT trends for 2015, analysts Gartner put the mobile in first place, ahead of the Internet of Things and 3D printing.
“Gartner: Top 10 Strategic IT Trends For 2015”, Forbes, October 7, 2014