Wearables Will Change The Way Enterprises Work

Infrastruture & operations professionals should start following trends in the wearable computing market in earnest. While it's easy to deride wearables as riding a wave of hype -- and most categories of wearables enjoy more publicity than sales at this point -- wearables aren't just a consumer or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. Numerous vendors have taken a serious approach to developing and launching products for the enterprise wearable market, and some of these devices offer comapanies a real opportunity to generate business value.

I've just posted my new ComputerWorld column with an analysis of these trends. Please read the entire article here.

J. P. Gownder is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Follow him on Twitter at @jgownder.


Fitness Wearables Aggregation!

A really good example that hits the point of the Fitness Wearables for the Masses paragraph is FitStudio.com by Sears.

Many people wouldn't think of Sears as leading the charge in this space but they'd be wrong.

FitStudio.com has brought together Content (exercises, workouts, programs & articles), Community (a fitness social network), Tools (connecting fitness devices & apps to their loyalty platform to award points for engaging in fitness activities, challenges and goals) & Commerce (the fitness gear you need).

Beyond being the leader in retail fitness, Sears is also Leading the way when it comes to engaging customers in a Real way that has value and impact to their shopping experience and consideration. All of which leads to your point of offering companies a real opportunity to generate business value.