Executive's guide to wearable computing in business (free ebook)

Summary:Wearable tech may have begun as a consumer novelty, but now we're beginning to see devices that offer solid business value. This ZDNet/TechRepublic guide looks at how wearable computing is being implemented now — and what you can expect in the near future.

Wearable technology is on the march. According to IDC, more than 19 million wearable devices will be shipped this year, a number it predicts will grow to 112 million units by 2018.

Until recently, wearables were mostly regarded as futuristic novelties — tech that was built into watches, eyewear, jewelry, and clothing, but with a consumer focus. Now, however, the business potential of wearable computing is starting to give it a foothold in the enterprise space.

Widespread adoption may be several years off, but it's not too soon to begin preparing for the impact that wearable devices will have on your business. This guide looks at how wearable computing is currently being used; the products that are envisioned, under development, or already available; and the breakthroughs, benefits, and risks you can expect when wearables go mainstream.

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Topics: Mobility, Emerging Tech

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Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior editor for Tech Pro Research.

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