Wearable Technology and Cloud

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10/26/13 Will wearable IP-connected technology fuel cloud – or the other way around? | Business Cloud News www.businesscloudnews.com/2013/06/06/will-wearable-ip-connected-technology-fuel-cloud-or-the-other-way-around/ 1/4 October 26, 2013 Rackspace published the results of their wearable tech study Tuesday Will wearable IP-connected technology fuel cloud – or the other way around? June 6, 2013 Written by Jonathan Brandon A study commissioned by Rackspace and published Tuesday finds that while only 18 per cent of UK and US respondents have actually used wearable technology, 82 per cent of American and 71 per cent of British users believe that these cloud-powered devices have “enhanced their lives.” The study, “The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity,” was commissioned by Rackspace in association with the Centre for Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London. The study surveyed the attitudes and behaviours of over 4,000 adults living in the UK and US. CAST’s research reveals a few interesting tidbits about how consumers feel about wearable technology. The research finds that of the 18 per cent of US and UK respondents who reported using wearable technology, 63 per cent of UK and 71 per cent of American’s surveyed stated that wearable technology has improved their lives; one in three in both the US and UK believe that wearable technology has helped their career development. “We are at the beginning of massive mainstream uptake of wearable devices, with the launch of Google Glass set to further boost adoption,” said Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer and Technology Evangelist at Rackspace. “However, it is important to note that wearable technology and the cloud go hand in hand – together they provide the rich data insights that help users better manage many aspects of their lives. Cloud computing is powering the wearable technology revolution. It allows the data generated by wearable devices to be captured,
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