Customers are more connected than ever before, and wearables are a key piece of our increasingly connected future.
Gartner predicts that wearables will be a $10 billion industry by 2016, and that's not just based on consumer adoption. Wearables stand to make a real impact in the enterprise. As shown in a recent Salesforce research report, wearables in the enterprise are strategic to business success: 79 percent of adopters agree that wearables are or will be strategic to their company’s future success and 76 percent report improvements in business performance since deploying wearables in the enterprise.
Wearables for work provide an opportunity to significantly improve productivity and safety. Additionally, for the first time industries such as energy and manufacturing have the ability to put the power of the app revolution directly in the hands – and arms, and eyes — of workers.
These apps will change the way we work and help bring complex business processes to life in a new, simple, visually compelling, action-oriented way. They will promote workplace fitness, track goals, connect employees around a common goal or service case, bring quick notifications to view in real-time, and allow employees to take action on-the-go.
As wearable momentum grows, we see incredible parallels to the early days of the smartphone. Apps were instrumental in the proliferation of the smartphone and its ubiquitous usage — and now industries are being transformed based on the model. At Salesforce, we believe an expanding enterprise app ecosystem will fuel wearable tech adoption and create the foundation to make these devices more than just gadgets, but valuable tools for the business.
With Salesforce Wear, the industry’s first initiative to accelerate wearables in the enterprise, we are helping our partners and customers pave the way for wearables in the enterprise and the next wave of mobile innovation.
The big question to everyone out there: Are you going to help build the future, or sit there and watch it happen to you?
Come join us at Dreamforce and learn more about the power of wearables in action in the enterprise, and what they can do to deliver amazing experiences that drive improvements in productivity for your employees, partners and customers.