Booming Home Technology Integration Market Faces Skills Shortage

The explosion of digital entertainment options and home network tools brings with it a new level of complexity when it comes to the installation, use and maintenance of these high-tech toys. While many of these products are easy to install and use, bringing together disparate components and systems can still be a challenge for many consumers.

Content Insider #73 - The Swiss Army Phone…Is Good Enough for Everything Good Enough?

Sometimes our kids - and the community at large - make us feel like Tom Hanks in the 2004 The Terminal. We simply go from gate to gate trying to get on the next technology plane to fly to our destination…optimum personal and business productivity.

Content Insider #74 - In the DRM, CA Equation, Someone Has to Protect the Consumer

For thousands of years people looked the other way as folks made copies of other people's work - by hand, by printing press, by copier, by disc.

Content Insider #76 - Clash of the Titans

This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities - Las Vegas, San Francisco.

Content Insider - #75 - Everything, Everywhere Home Network

People are suddenly going to change over and join the video on demand (VoD) and pay-for-view society. What is even better for the PC/CE industry is the fact that they will build out their home networks so they can watch their content anywhere in the house.

Watching Trends and Opportunities beyond 2007

Because change in this industry tends to be incremental and far more subtle than what can easily be reported in a newspaper article or a short television news report, we wanted to open 2007 with some of our thoughts about "what's next" in the digital lifestyles industry.

Digital TV Transition: Tour de Europe

Due to resource constraints, diverse operation backgrounds, varying levels of competitive pressure, and split views on market dynamics and corporate competences from decision-makers, operators are selecting different integration approaches.

In Search of the Killer Application

If you have been searching for the single 'Killer Application', and come to the conclusion that it would be easier to find the end of a rainbow, you may want to try a more measured approach to attacking the market.

Mobile TV in Europe: Who Needs a Standard

Operators will rightly choose the technology that presents them with the strongest business case, and this choice will vary from market to market. They cannot (and should not) be expected to forego current savings in exchange for the promise of cheaper equipment further down the road.

Smart Phones to Smart Homes

Will the trend that created the smart phone lead to the mass acceptance of the smart home as well? It's a smart bet.

The Digital Home: Here, Now, and Ready for Integration

If the solution is simple, reliable, and fairly priced, the consumer wins, and the integrated digital home - nay, the digital lifestyle - vision becomes a reality - rapidly.

THE Insider #63 - The Search for The Perfect TV Set

I can't seem to get that through to you. I'm not just talking about one person. I'm talking about everybody. I'm talking about form. I'm talking about content. I'm talking bout interrelationships. I'm talking about God, the devil, Heaven, Hell. Do you understand… -- Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

THE Insider #64 - THE Insider #64

"Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly…stupid." - Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

THE Insider #65 - Deep Blue, Sea of Change

This is my boat. I got it the way I like it. You take up space and you slow me down." - Mariner, Waterworld

THE Insider #66 - Mobile Entertainment - Bring It On

All the people who really know how to put entertainment content to work for them are back in school with all of the essentials…notebook computers, smartphones, video MP3/iPods, PSPs.

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