Echo moves in
Amazon beat Apple and Google to the punch with the first IoT device for the home/consumer. It was not really on most tech radar screens as a "must have" even this past Christmas, but consumers thought otherwise and bought it. The Echo is Amazon's big bet for new consumer electronics based on the IoT.
The Echo is something new to organize the smart home. Beyond grocery shopping, music and homework help, Echo has implications for disabled, homebound and elderly users for contact and communication and all kinds of services in a hands-free environment which requires no computer knowledge.
Will Echo work in the large enterprise? For a small or medium business? Should every department have one? Every staffer?