Why there's no such thing as 'Bring Your Own Smartwatch.'(Read my column: http://goo.gl/JDBnNX )
April 24 is as good a date as any to peg as the day wearable computing goes mainstream.
The Apple Watch ships that day. Within a few days of its release—possibly within a few hours (thanks to preorders), Apple could ship more smartwatches than all the smartwatches that had previously shipped from all other companies.
Everybody is focused on whether the Apple Watch is the best or right watch compared with others, or whether the public will or will not re-acquire the habit of wearing a watch.
These are irrelevant considerations for IT managers who will have to cope with the parade of wearable devices that will pass through the corporate office doors.
The fact is that Apple's special combination of design, manufacturing prowess, fan-base, marketing and retail mojo, among other factors, is mainstreaming smartwatches next month and, with it by extension, the wearable computing category.
The rising tide of Apple Watch interest and sales will lift all wearables boats. The wearable revolution is finally upon us, and it's time to accept the idea that by the end of the year, wearable devices (mostly smartwatches, for now) will be very common in companies across the country and around the world.
It's time now for us to understand what a wearable computing device really is and why it's so different from all previous devices: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/bring-your-own-smartwatch-wont-cause-an-it-management-crisis.html#smartwatch