CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop
(Editor’s note: Most of the companies mentioned in this post are clients of the author.)
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is arguably the most powerful tech event in North America. Increasingly, it has less to do with consumer electronics – having morphed into areas like healthcare and automobiles. At the show, you not only get a sense of where technology advancement is now, but where it is going, both by listening to the announcements and by viewing the prototypes of products that may be months or years away – if they ever show up at all.
At this year’s CES, it was clear that much of what we saw needed cloud service to make it fully functional. From ever smarter personal robots to health monitoring hardware to entertainment devices that connect to streaming services, the cloud enabled their hybrid use. Even automobiles were showcased as not only needing to talk to each other and pedestrians (because too many of us walk with our heads in our smartphones), but to the cloud to manage updates, patches, and better security. Blackberry (yes, they’re still around) led with this security-focused automotive effort.
Author: Rob Enderle
Originally Posted at: www.computerworld.com