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.