In this age of disruption, humanity has a choice. Digital photography can generate massive e-waste, but it can also cure blindness. Ultimately, it’s pioneering innovation that will clean up our oceans. We must push technology to be a force for the common good.
The ubiquity of broadband connectivity, development of smart sensors, and the decreasing costs of devices have already made it possible to offer aging-in-place, chronic disease management, and post-acute care services in smart homes.
The number of IoT devices that are active is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2020 and 22 billion by 2025. This number of IoT devices includes all active connections and does not take into consideration devices that were bought in the past but are not used anymore.
via IoT Analytics
According to a recent market study, Canadian digital transformation technologies and services spending will surpass $16 billion in 2018, approximately 20% higher than the ~$14 billion spent in 2017. The investment will be led by the manufacturing industries and the business services sector.
Over $500 million was invested into commercial and consumer health robotics, while close to $500 million went to autonomous mobile robots specifically designed to function outdoors, a major expansion on the increasing popularity of Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) in indoor locations like warehouses.
Everest Group found 73 percent of enterprises failed to realize sustained returns on their digital investments; 69 percent of enterprises consider organization structure as a barrier while scaling up their digital initiatives.
via Everest Group