Do-It-Yourself and Fully Managed Smart Home Solutions
This IDC Market Perspective compares the do-it-yourself (DIY) segment with the fully managed segment of smart home solutions, examining their previous development and projecting their future dynamics. This document provides smart home vendors insights on the most relevant aspects of the two segments to help better understand the changing nature of the market and craft optimal strategies for the future."Consumers' initial exposure to smart solutions is generally through do-it-yourself applications such as smart cameras, lights, plugs, or thermostats," said Adam Wright, senior research analyst for IDC's Smart Home and Office Devices service. "But for systems that deliver on the promise of broad whole-home solution, fully managed services have the edge. Retaining that edge will depend on effective marketing and execution on the service promise, while cutting into that edge will also require cooperation, coordination, and an ability to pivot to a more agile, à la carte style of offerings."
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