Five Apps: Control your home with these automation solutions
Despite being on the technology radar for decades, home automation remains fairly fragmented, with multiple communication standards and an array of small vendors rather than a few dominant players. However, interest in home automation has recently been rekindled as major players are getting into the game and Internet of Things-style technologies take hold.
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Patrick Gray works for a global Fortune 500 consulting and IT services company and is the author of Breakthrough IT: Supercharging Organizational Value through Technology as well as the companion e-book The Breakthrough CIO's Companion. He has spent over a decade providing strategy consulting services to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. Patrick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow his blog at www.itbswatch.com. All opinions are his and may not represent those of his employer.