Hardware interoperability was once a bet-the-farm decision for device makers; if they got it wrong, they risked losing everything. But with the modern Web, interoperability has become a non-issue, and it’s now almost impossible to make the wrong choice. Read more
Elite electronics companies have realized that one of the single most useful features they can design into their product is the ability for it to “Call Home” wirelessly.
Everyone knows how the Web turned the music and movie industries upside-down. Now, the same thing is happening with household devices. If you’re a small appliance manufacturer without a connectivity strategy, beware: You’re already behind your competitor.