Connected World Staff

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The Connected World staff contributes daily news articles to the Website on a regular basis, writing about the latest trends in the M2M and connected-device space.

5G, Urbanization Trends in First Response

2020 has proved that just about anything can happen at any time, and first-response agencies need to be adaptable and technologically prepared to handle new situations as they arise. IoT (Internet of Things) technologies can help first responders be ready when the unexpected happens. Not all change is unexpected, though. A couple of trends that will intersect with first response in the near future are 5G deployment and urbanization. What challenges can the space expect to face as these trends unfold in the next five, 10, and 20 years?

By |2020-09-16T11:12:41+00:009/16/2020|

Startups Bring Innovative Tech to First Responders

Startup activity is often a good measuring stick for gauging innovation in a particular industry. In first response, some exciting startups could help shape the sector in the coming years. ResearchandMarkets suggests first responder C3I (command, control, communications, and intelligence) equipment spending through 2025 will be driven by things like major international sporting events, border and area security, and disaster and emergency management. The COVID-19 pandemic has also prompted investment in first-response solutions, particularly those in the medical realm.

By |2020-09-09T11:24:46+00:009/9/2020|

August: STEM: Are We Doing Enough?

There is a lot to gain when it comes to smart, connected transportation infrastructure, including better quality of life and safety, as well as enhanced technical efficiency (e.g., reduced travel times) and control (e.g., autonomous infrastructure or infrastructure-related systems like city lighting).

By |2020-09-01T13:24:37+00:009/1/2020|

Incentivizing Innovation in First Response

There are few industries as mission critical as first response. Technology innovation in mission-critical industries like first response, therefore, is non-negotiable if U.S. cities want to provide the best quality of life possible to its citizens. Industry and government are both investing in first-response technology innovation through efforts like seeking R&D (research and development) proposals for partnerships and putting forth challenges/contests that offer cash and other types of prizes for winners. Stimulating innovation in these ways and others will help the first-response community by giving them smart new ways to digitize, automate, analyze events, collect more data from the field, and benefit from realtime communication.

By |2020-08-26T19:26:27+00:009/1/2020|

Keeping Learning Connected

Remote education is becoming the new norm for many students around the globe, with educators providing distance learning and digital tools to meet the demand of students. One big challenge is the connectivity component—as many underserved student populations might not have internet access—but a new program and some grant money might help address this hurdle.

By |2020-08-27T10:39:03+00:008/27/2020|

Tech Enables Distance Learning, Which Is Here to Stay

“Distance learning” is the new reality for many students in the U.S. and around the globe, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An interesting angle on this discussion is how the technology space is participating in distance learning, either by enabling it through existing solutions or by developing innovative new solutions and forming new partnerships to rise to this unprecedented occasion. In the long term, and as a result of what’s going on now, will connected devices and solutions play a more important role in the education system? Will distance learning bring education to more young people in more places?

By |2020-08-25T15:04:42+00:008/26/2020|

Automation and Robotics Revolutionize Supply Chains

The technology industry has been talking about automation and the future of work for years, and society has already seen some major shifts in the workplace as a result of automation and robotics technologies. For instance, in 1900, more than 11 million people were employed in agriculture in the U.S.. In 2015, just more than 2 million Americans were employed in agriculture. The shift away from an agriculture economy in the U.S. has happened alongside the rise of machines that increase productivity in sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, and supply chain logistics.

By |2020-08-12T15:17:34+00:008/12/2020|

Automation and Robotics Revolutionize Supply Chains

The technology industry has been talking about automation and the future of work for years, and society has already seen some major shifts in the workplace as a result of automation and robotics technologies. For instance, in 1900, more than 11 million people were employed in agriculture in the U.S.. In 2015, just more than 2 million Americans were employed in agriculture. The shift away from an agriculture economy in the U.S. has happened alongside the rise of machines that increase productivity in sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, and supply chain logistics.

By |2020-08-11T19:47:57+00:008/12/2020|

Connected World Honors 2020 Women of Technology

Connected World, along with technology professionals, their family members, and colleagues, gathered together at a live virtual celebration on Thursday, August 6, to honor the 2020 Women of Technology, the Women of IoT in Marketing, and the Hall of Fame winners, all of which recognize women who are making a contribution, commitment, and advances as a result of digital, societal, and cultural innovation.

By |2020-08-07T19:31:28+00:008/7/2020|

2020: Women Who Lead

Women are working and leading the best companies. As tech continues to evolve, women are more focused than ever to demonstrate their strength, passion, and dedication to help innovate and lead technology in the age of digitization and automation across the globe. Today’s progress comes as a result of decades of hard work, although there is still quite of bit of work yet to be done.

By |2020-08-10T12:54:33+00:008/7/2020|

Best Practices in IIoT Cybersecurity

The IIoT (industrial Internet of Things) is a rapidly growing space, and, as with all rapidly growing spaces in the technology realm, growing pains include figuring out how to secure devices and systems against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. MarketsandMarkets estimates the IIoT market will grow from just over 77 billion in 2020 to 110.6 billion by 2025, thanks to factors like continued adoption in manufacturing and technological advancements in semiconductors. The firm’s latest data on the IoT security market, which encompasses all IoT devices, suggests it will reach 36.6 billion by 2025, up from 12.5 billion this year. The two markets are growing in parallel because protecting assets must be a priority of IIoT companies in sectors like manufacturing, transportation, chemical, food, energy, and beyond.

By |2020-08-03T20:05:02+00:008/4/2020|

AI: The Brains behind Business in 2020

Across many industries, experts are preparing to retire, and bringing with them a wealth of experience and know-how. Are you prepared for that knowledge and experience to walk out the door? AI (artificial intelligence) can help solve the labor shortage and other production problems. Quite simply it can be the “brain” to help figure things out. One company is coming to market to do just that. RevTwo turns employees and customers into superheros by leveraging a platform that provides first generation predictive AI and IoT (Internet of Things) type data.

By |2020-07-31T20:28:44+00:008/1/2020|

Industry 4.0 and AI Best Practices

Here’s an attention-grabbing idea: Deploying cellular-enabled Industry 4.0 solutions can generate a 10-20x operational cost-savings ROI (return on investment) over the course of five years. This is according to a joint research study from ABI Research and Ericsson. The research also suggests Industry 4.0 solutions can generate up to 8.5% in operational cost savings, which, for a factory or industrial site, can equate to an operational cost savings of up to $600 per square meter per year.

By |2020-07-28T18:51:12+00:007/29/2020|
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