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To say 2020 has been disrupted would be an understatement; but that disruption has also brought about new opportunities for channel partners looking to support the public’s need for reducing the threat of pandemics through increased protection from invisible, illness-causing agents.
The percentage of cities planning with the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind is climbing from 61% in 2015 to 92% in 20181. Public sector priorities are shifting due to economic constraints, environmental sustainability and digital demands forcing cities to reimagine their infrastructures. Concerns for public safety, traffic management and reliable transporation as well as situational awareness and response times are key driving forces for IoT and analytics solutions.
In a recent article published by Andrea Miner, director, Consulting Services, Data, Analytics and IoT Solutions, Andrea discussed the staggering amounts of data that are being generated daily - 2.5 quintillion bytes... 2.5 quintillion proof points that underscore the transformative state the world is going through.
By now, businesses have received “the message” loud and clear - transformation is vital if you want your business to remain competitive. OK, so you got the message; now the question becomes “how?” - especially holistically. Transformation may come in various shapes and sizes, but for IT and business leaders it typically involves: consumer experience (employee and client); ecosystem alignment (including micro services); and, “digital business.”
I’ve always considered the expression ‘horns of a dilemma’ a fitting description for the frustration and sense of helplessness one experiences when faced with a seemingly insurmountable, no-win situation. It definitely applies to the way many enterprises feel when they’re forced to respond to the rapid changes in technology and in the marketplace. Some sources driving the frustration involve how to: