Against the backdrop of Climate Emergency Declarations, net-zero targets are the talk of the town. Great Britain was the first G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States) country to set a net-zero emissions target by 2050, but others have shown greater ambition. Finland has committed to be carbon-neutral by 2035, Norway has a 2030 target, and eight EU (European Union) countries have asked for all members of the bloc to commit to net-zero by 2050.
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?
Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, according to the Assn. for Safe Intl. Road Travel, and 94% of these crashes are caused by human error, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Statistics like these—along with massive traffic congestion in urban areas worldwide—have fueled the autonomous-driving movement.
According to a Kimberlite research, just 3.65 days of unplanned downtime a year can cost an oil and gas company $5.037 million. An average offshore oil and gas company experiences about 27 days of unplanned downtime a year, which can amount to $38 million in losses. In some cases, this number can go to as much as $88 million.
The American Liver Foundation estimates that more than 30% of the U.S. population has some degree of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), the most common type of liver disease in the Western world. This can impact other factors of overall health, given the link between NAFLD and diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, and other metabolic risk factors.
Securing IoT (Internet of Things) is a known challenge. Device proliferation is exceeding at a rate that is hard to quantify. Almost every day we are starting to hear new stories about sensors attached to almost anything that’s worth measuring—which apparently is everything.
California’s new sweeping privacy law, the CaCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), is creating significant new rights for consumers and obligations for many companies.
Telehealth, the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information, has the potential to offset a coming crisis in the U.S. healthcare system: the shortage of qualified doctors and specialists.
The healthcare sector accounted for more than half of all cyberattacks in 2017 and it’s often not seen as a critical industry, like power and water, when in actuality it is. It’s probably one of the most technology-reliant industries and does not invest in security the way banks and others do.
By 2050, the UN (United Nations) estimates 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, meaning an additional 2.5 billion people will rely on the infrastructure of the world’s largest cities.
Our increasingly connected, always-on world has changed the way we manage most aspects of our lives. It’s not just our cell phone, computer or tablet that transmits data anymore. Smartwatches, thermostats, refrigerators, televisions and more are contributing to the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) even at home.
In today’s challenging healthcare environment where connectivity is key to optimal performance, the industry has experienced positive changes as providers and payers shift from paper-based claims to electronic healthcare transaction processing for workers compensation and automobile accident bills.
Five Reasons Why Patient Data Privacy and Control Is So Important “Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.” – Hippocrates, Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)
The face of consumerism is rapidly changing in the age of technology. Convenience, personalization, and long-term benefits are of paramount concern to developers as consumers increasingly prioritize experience over possessions.
Cement is the world’s most prevalent manmade material, with approximately 0.56 tonnes produced annually for every person on Earth. It binds concrete, which is used to construct much of the built environment—including homes, schools, offices, roads, runways, tunnels, and bridges.