5G will have a massive, game-changing impact on our society, some profess. Others scoff and say: Prove it. Today’s connected world is experiencing change on almost every level thanks to the IoT (Internet of Things). IoT-enabled connectivity is turning objects—people, places, machines, and devices—into “smart” objects that can sense the world around them, share and/or interpret decision-enhancing data, and even act autonomously based on this data.
Automation’s impact on the job market has been and will continue to be significant, to say the least. Forrester Research calls automation central to the next phase of digital transformation, because it’s driving value in terms of faster product delivery, better product quality and higher dependability, and more personalization and convenience.
Open, as an adjective, means to allow access or passage. Something that’s open is not closed; it’s exposed, unlocked. There’s often a positive connotation with the word open—whether someone’s waiting with open arms, an establishment is open for business, or a business leader is open to suggestions, open sounds inviting and encouraging, probably because it generally is.
At the beginning of each year, many headlines read similar to the one heading this article. There are predictions to contemplate, trends to watch, warnings to heed, and tips to act on or at least consider as businesses enter a brand-new year.