What are Smart Systems?
A new generation of systems architecture (hardware, software, network technologies, and managed services) that provide real-time awareness and experiences based on inputs from machines, people, video streams, maps, newsfeeds, the environment, sensors, etc. which integrate people, processes, and knowledge to enable collective awareness and better decision-making.
Like the Internet, the scope of this opportunity transcends any one industry, technology, or economy and is based on the convergence of pervasive or embedded computing with the packet-switching “network of networks” called the Internet. We prefer the term “Smart Systems” because it captures the profound enormity of the phenomenon – something much greater in scope than just machine connectivity.
Our analysts live and breathe this space, and are constantly tracking developments, conducting research, consulting and engaging with clients across industries. Below you can access some of our latest thinking and research across a variety of venues, technologies, and critical topics.