Recent Blogs from Connected World.

A Supply Chain for a Circular Economy

A circular economy enables us to restore natural ecosystems while still accelerating business and financial objectives. With 90% of CEOs seeing sustainability as important to success and 66% of consumers paying more for sustainable brands, the circular economy might be closer than we think—and it often starts in the supply chain.

By |7/14/2021|

Sustainable, Resilient Cities

We need sustainable and resilient cities—we need the technology and intelligence to enable them. But we also need to be thinking about building cities with materials that can be reused. Let’s look at what this really means for the planet.

By |7/7/2021|

Innovation, Competition, and Manufacturing

Is the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act too little too late? Is the push by President Joe Biden’s administration to “Buy American” enough to revitalize America’s manufacturing industry? Are these initiatives from Washington enough to essentially change our culture in America and in manufacturing? I sure do hope so, but I am not so sure.

By |7/1/2021|

Sustainability by Gender

I have declared this the decade of sustainability—as enterprises, cities, and everyone in between hurries to meet carbon neutrality and net zero goals by the elusive 2030 target many have set. But is there one subset that is hurdling toward this faster than others? If so, then how can we get everyone on the same page? A recent survey looks to provide some insights.

By |6/23/2021|

Cyberattacks by Vertical

Cyberattacks are on the rise—something I predicted years ago would happen. Now, with a large amount of people working remotely, the COVID-19 pandemic has sped this up a bit. We are seeing what some might call an alarming surge phishing and ransomware attacks. Let’s look at some of the numbers, and break this down by vertical.

By |6/16/2021|

White Space and the Digital Divide

For roughly two decades we have been discussing the need for free access to commercially attractive spectrum in order to support new services and to expand the capacity and reach of existing wireless systems—particularly in rural and underserved areas.

By |6/9/2021|

Enabling Equitable Digital Literacy

Could poor digital employee experience cost your company money? A recent survey says yes—to the tune of $4 trillion in lost revenue for global Fortune 500 companies. The past year has created a number of hurdles—particularly as it relates to facilitating equal access to technology and ensuring adoption and digital literacy.

By |6/1/2021|

5G: Moving Past the Myths

Today, let’s talk 5G and what opportunities arise from enabling ubiquitous connectivity. 5G can be world changing, catalyzing autonomous vehicles and the IoT (Internet of Things) and making edge computing and AI (artificial intelligence) more pervasive. But first we must move past the misperceptions.

By |5/26/2021|

Will AI Fill the Unemployment Gap?

We are seeing the return to work ramp up, as employers are looking to bring their workforce back into the office. Combine this with the amount of downsizing from employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and one question remains: Are we really getting more people, or will technology be replacing some of the tasks since we found the value in AI (artificial intelligence)?

By |5/19/2021|

AVs: Where Are We Headed?

In 2019, the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes were 36,096. Roughly 94% of serious crashes are still due to human error. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.) aims to change that—and AVs (autonomous vehicles) are a big part of that.

By |5/12/2021|
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