Why Interest in Wearable Tech Is Growing

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Why Interest in Wearable Tech Is Growing

    Why Interest in Wearable Tech Is Growing

    More individuals believe that wearable tech can keep them more informed and make them more productive, but they have concerns about their security and privacy.

Not that long ago, if you had suggested to your colleagues that your company should invest in wearable technology, you probably would have gotten a collective blank stare as a response—or maybe a grunted "Huh?" Let's face it: The very concept of wearing a computer on your wrist, your head or embedded in your clothing seemed, well, like something out of a science fiction movie. Today, of course, we realize that wearable tech has arrived, and it could be here to stay. As a result, Americans (including non-tech employees) are growing increasingly familiar with the concept, according to a recent Harris Poll. In addition, more Americans today than two years ago feel that wearable technology could have a beneficial impact on their lives, according to the survey. In fact, within that two-year time span, survey respondents have become more likely to believe that wearable tech is capable of keeping them more informed, while also making them more productive. There are, however, concerns, especially when it comes to safeguarding the personal information on these wearable devices. If your company does decide to move forward with wearable tech deployment, the IT organization will need to work with business units to resolve these potential pain points. Nearly 2,275 U.S. adults took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2015-10-16
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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