2008 CES Takes Step Closer To Convergence
Rafi Spero, CEO of NeatReceipts, stood on the sidelines of the recent Pepcom product show in New York City and pondered the major consumer and product trends that will be highlighted at 2008 CES. “The biggest trend I see emerging is how do people safely store all their digital content; how do they easily transport it to where they want it to go; and how do how do they easily access it once they’re there?” he said. “That’s a trend that’s going to last a while.”
There have been several products and services in the past that have provided safe storage and easy access of digital files. But those have yet to become the default devices attached to every home network, the way manufacturers have hoped and the industry had championed, no matter how much sense the products make. That was apparent to Spero as he watched dozens of people fleeing the recent fires in Southern California either carrying a computer or boxes of photographs.
“With all the floods and fires, it’s obvious that better, safer ways of storing consumer content will be the next big trend,” said Spero, who was showing off his companies latest series of the home and small office NeatReceipts Scanner.