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I can’t say enough about 5G. In fact, my comments on 5G are stirring people to ask me questions about it on social media, and that’s great. That means people are reading, people are doing their homework, and people are making the investments in the future of digital transformation.
Construction sales and backlogs are at all-time highs. Additional opportunities are expected with the highly anticipated government infrastructure deal. These are good times. However, winter is coming. Without radical change, companies will fall short of their short-term revenue goals and the industry will not meet heightened expectations. Strong backlogs and aggressive schedules will be compromised with the lack of skilled labor and laissez-faire attitudes on wholesale productivity improvements. This is a crisis in the making. What can be done to mitigate labor and productivity concerns in the short term and establish strategies for long-term success?
The desire to improve operating efficiencies is one of the main reasons we are starting to witness the proliferation of more manufacturing facilities investing in the IoT (Internet of Things). Many are calling it the fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0.
There is certainly a lot of talk about 5G. How will 5G make life better? How will it make a difference in the workplace? How will it open doors for enterprise applications? How will 5G boost the IoT (Internet of Things)? While there is a certain amount of divided thinking about when and to what extent 5G will make its impact in different sectors, for the most part, the discussion is imbibed with excitement about the possibilities.
At a dinner held on June 6, individuals in the IoT (Internet of Things) space gathered to network, learn, and celebrate, as Connected World recognized tech-savvy women at its annual Women of M2M and IoT dinner, sponsored by MultiTech.
I am always so inspired when I read about the latest smart cities initiatives. From Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., to Aurora, Ill., it seems nearly every city has a story of how it is trying to better itself, all with the help of the IoT (Internet of Things).
Peggy and Chris Pearson, president, 5G Americas, dig into the topic of 5G—and how it is going to impact the IoT (Internet of Things). They discuss the three big use cases for 5G, how it is going to be transformative for society, and that it is a national priority for many countries across the globe. As a self-proclaimed traditionalist, Pearson also shares what he believes is coming after 5G.
Cities are changing. According to the UN (United Nations), 68% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, compared to 55% today. What’s more, the UN expects the global population to skyrocket in the next few decades, potentially adding 2.5 billion more people to urban areas by 2050.
The importance of 5G is going to be profound. And it’s going to be important to the future of the Internet of Things and more specifically within the context of the workplace. The real question then is how might 5G affect workplaces? Even more importantly, how will 5G impact manufacturing?
Security breaches—both physical security breaches and cybersecurity breaches—are too common in today’s world, and it seems not a day of news goes by without featuring some horrible act of physical violence or digital malice. Businesses must protect themselves against all kinds of threats to ensure the safety of their employees, their customers, their assets, and their data. The first step in protecting one’s self and business is to understand the threats as much as possible, while also acknowledging that these threats are evolving continuously.