Cities are facing one big challenge: failing infrastructure, which is impacting all facets of city mobility including automotive. Even with hybrid working arrangements for many, there is still a strain on our cities’ infrastructure systems. Here is my question: what if we reimagined mobility?
Engineering data, schedules, enterprise data, control and sensor data, GIS (geographic information systems), LiDAR: There is a veritable data tsunami that is happening in businesses these days, and construction and engineering companies are now tasked with harnessing all this data, which comes at the same time as the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Enter digital twins, which are able to not only reign in the data, but will also enable contractors and engineers to make better and faster decisions. Let’s explore.
In the past decade, mobile data traffic has increased nearly 300-fold. Ericsson has released the special 10-year edition of its Ericsson Mobility Report, and the insights suggest the past decade has been transformational for mobile technology. Will the next 5-10 years see transformation on the same scale as the past decade did? Here’s a slice of what the report had to say about the past and the future.
A host of industries are still not yet fully recovered from the remarkable fallout that has surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic—and the ripple effect can be felt across many waters of the globe. But this has me wondering which sectors will continue to grow more rapidly than the economy as we head into 2022. If I were a betting person, I would guess the best sectors that are outperforming others have greatly begun the digital transformation journey.
It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year—AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invent 2021. Nestled between holidays, AWS put on its conference for the global cloud computing community that included lots of product announcements around architecture, compute, containers, the IoT (Internet of Things), machine learning, migration and transfer services, security, and quantum technologies, as well as boot camps for attendees looking to sharpen their AWS skills, forward-looking keynotes, workshops, and breakout sessions on topics like AI (artificial intelligence), and, in general, ample opportunities for business owners, developers, IT executives, and others to learn and collaborate.
When the pandemic hit, and we all went home, virtual connection became not only important but essential. A world that had been wildly connected before the shutdown had to develop new ways of socializing and, yes, hosting parties via the cloud.
From the street this house will look like all the others. However, if you follow Specialty Publishing Media tech expert Peggy Smedley, from the moment the land is prepped, this home will be a model for sustainable, resilient, and efficient residential homebuilding practices. Peggy and her husband David are embarking on the unimaginable. They are building a Living Lab, with the help of a host of industry partners to encourage ecofriendly and green living.
Greys Sosic, professor, USC Marshall School of Business, addresses the overarching challenges impacting the global supply chain. She explains that in the last several decades we have witnessed the supply chain attempting to become more efficient—and it was highly successful as long as it was working and didn’t have any big disruptions. The good news in all of this, she says, is that digital transformation is a good solution and we are realizing the benefits of digitally transforming supply chains.
Welcome to a new month. As we head into the New Year, we need to consider how business has changed in the past year and how it might also change in the year ahead. We are at the precipice of a great shift in business, all with the help of digital transformation and the IoT (Internet of Things). The time is now for great innovation. Let me explain.
As the telecommunications space focuses most of its efforts on facilitating the transition from 4G to 5G, the R&D (research and development) world is already working on what’s next—6G, the sixth generation of wireless technology. While we mustn’t put the cart before the horse, research and analysis firms are already predicting 6G could be viable around 2030—and, in some predictions, even earlier.
It’s 2021, and the decade of sustainability is officially underway. 2020 proved to be a bit of a hiccup, but, despite some setbacks, sustainability has remained a focus for cities around the world. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have made it even clearer to governments that they need to be building digital, sustainable cities if they’re going to thrive under the pressure of future challenges, including global climate change.
With the rise in ransomware and cyberattacks on businesses of all sizes, executives need to be vigilant about protecting their business and protecting their data. Here’s the challenge: new forces are going to make this harder than ever before.