How Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

Technology Companies Can Serve the Common Good

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.

via World Economic Forum

Smart Homes Enable New Models for Healthcare Services

Smart Homes Enable New Models for Healthcare Services

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.

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Global IoT Market Investment Reaches $151B in 2018

Global IoT Market Investment Reaches $151B in 2018

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

Digital Transformation Spending to Exceed $16B in Canada

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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.

via IDC

Applications for Robotics Technology Gains Momentum

Applications for Robotics Technology Gains Momentum

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.

via Digital Lifescapes

Old Business Models Hinder Digital Transformation Efforts

Old Business Models Hinder Digital Transformation Efforts

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

Going Digital within the Global Networked Economy

Going Digital within the Global Networked Economy

Launched in January 2017, the OECD’s ‘Going Digital’ project aims to help policymakers better understand ongoing digital transformation and create policy environments that enable their economies and societies to prosper.

via The Forum Network