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Integrators like to think that consumers spurn custom solutions because they’re cheapskates, but often they simply want the convenience of online shopping, the joy of everything-on-demand, and the ability to avoid pesky conversation.
Julie Jacobson · September 30, 2016
There’s Uber for drivers, KallDoc for physicians and Iggbo for phlebotomists. When will home automation and consumer electronics get their play in the on-demand economy?
Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2016
What if you could add a Z-Wave module to Amazon Echo? Or a night light to Sonos? Or a voice-control pod to TiVo? Would customers stay longer?
Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2016
If more integrators sold less-custom systems that could be replicated from dealer to dealer, could customer accounts be bought and sold like they can in the security industry?
Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2015
Embedding home automation technologies into routers and settop boxes — and creating a rich back-end — could go a long way in helping service providers support their IoT customers.
Julie Jacobson · July 23, 2015
Failure is the only thing that undermines the fabric of the CE industry, and failure is what happens to a lot of companies that create every system from scratch and give every customer everything they ask for.
Julie Jacobson · May 02, 2006