As the dust settles on another Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it's instructive not only to summarise this year's key announcements and trends for business users, but also to ponder how this event has morphed in recent years from a shop window for outsize TVs, cutting-edge gaming rigs and suchlike to a bellweather for the entire IT industry.

CES is not only the biggest tech show of the year, but it has also, since the demise of the B2B-focused Comdex in 2004 and the advent of 'consumerization', become an increasingly important event in the business IT calendar. CES attracted over 160,000 attendees in 2014 and is showing no sign of dec ...

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