I love the ambition by many organizations to end roadway deaths in the United States by 2050, but is that a realistic goal? How close are we to reaching that goal? And what still needs to be done to get there?
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a sweeping trend toward remote work that isn’t going away. As the pandemic drags on and continues to threaten public health, many businesses are grappling with providing some sort of hybrid work situation for their employees. And while there are many good things about the rapid adoption of remote and hybrid work solutions, security has, in some cases, taken a hit. In times of such rapid change for enterprises and society in general, cybersecurity must be a priority.
All things 5G are on the rise, it seems, and as 5G becomes more commercially available to consumers and enterprises, there will be many ripple effects. New data from Allied Market Research suggests the global small cell 5G network market will generate $19.62 billion by 2030, up from $858 million in 2020. 5G will impact the IoT (Internet of Things) by making it easier to network a ton of endpoints together. Fast speeds and low latency will also create new IoT opportunities and spur IoT innovation across a range of industries.
It has been 20 years since the September 11 attacks—and it has me thinking a lot about first responders and how many things have stayed the same and how many things have changed in the past 20 years. Here is one big thing that has changed: technology.
Food and water scarcity have been a global problem for as long as we can remember. Today, new factors—like the COVID-19 pandemic, upheaval in the supply chain, and an uptick in natural disasters caused by climate change, just to name a few—are bringing to light new concerns for food shortages across the globe and here in the United States.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse into what the future of work look like. Pre-pandemic, many more businesses had the idea that employees worked best when they were together in a building, each working the same hours in the same place—at least for the most part. However, one of the many lessons COVID forced upon the workplace and the workforce has been that remote work is actually pretty effective for a lot of people and for a lot of different job types. What could make remote work even more effective, though? Continuously advancing technologies that facilitate collaboration—like VR (virtual reality).
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.
Cybersecurity is the news trend that just won’t stop trending. In the past couple of weeks, T-Mobile announced there was a breach and some unauthorized access occurred, although the extent to which it occurred is still under investigation. All industries are at risk, but some seem to be more affected than others. Healthcare, unfortunately, has been taking a cyberthreat beating since the pandemic began in early 2020, and the trend doesn’t seem to be over so far in 2021.
Everyone is so focused on the COVID-19 disruptions to the supply chain—and rightfully so—but what if there is something that could pose a greater threat to our supply chain? Climate change is making extreme weather events more frequent—and it could have a devasting impact on our supply chain.
Could our waste soon be regulated? Will we have more ESG (environmental, social, and governance) policy in the future? Will we have government mandates and sustainable material regulations? A new report gives analysis of past regulatory practices and a newly developed predictive framework.
More than 30% of nations now have access to 5G. It’s truly becoming a global technology—one that’s changing how things are done across all industries. 5G is more than a speed upgrade, it’s rapidly connecting millions of devices at high data rates, making IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), edge computing, and VR/AR (virtual reality/augmented reality) more accessible for more applications than ever before.