Why What we’ve Always Done won’t Work Anymore: The Special Challenge of Launching Products for the IoT

Like a car with an engine too powerful for its frame, much of today’s Internet of Things technology seems to be outstripping our capacity to use it effectively. Even at this early stage, predictions of continuing double-digit expansion in adoption of new connected devices are showing signs of being wildly optimistic: The enthusiasm shown by adventurous and technically savvy early adopters isn’t easily spilling over into the mainstream consumer market.

Why is this happening, why does it matter, and what can we do about it?

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