Increased urban penetration coupled with the rapid expansion of cities have resulted in a lot more dependence on resources such as water, energy, environment, infrastructure, and other basic utilities. This has also resulted in spikes in congestion and pollution. Such stress on city resources has forced government institutions and municipalities to look at alternative means of managing cities. This has brought about a move toward smart solutions that are more sustainable, green, and resourceful. Smart cities are cities built on smart solutions and technology that will lead to the adoption of intelligent and seamless transportation and other sustainable plans.
Digital transformation in manufacturing is critical in optimizing processes, providing safer workspaces, and achieving greater consistency. The convergence of advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), is reshaping both the workplace and the workforce. How companies perceive these potential changes, design the workplace, define workforce tasks, and arrange the workflow are key factors in helping them to retain a competitive advantage in the market.
This study analyses the key trends and applications of artificial intelligence in the freight transportation industry by mode of transport i.e. road, rail, air, and ocean freight transportation. This research also analyses the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence on freight transportation business operations and discusses its adoption prospects till 2025. With increased trade flow, the fleet population in freight transportation has become denser, and expectations of customers have evolved beyond recognition, resulting in complex transport operations, requiring operational flexibility from freight operators.
Investment in digital technologies is currently booming across all industries, and the chemicals sector is no exception. In Frost & Sullivan’s March 2018 report, Impact of Digitisation on the Chemical Industry, coating formulators were identified as the most likely to have a digital strategy. However, they put it to use in only a limited number of digital domains. Since then, the use of digital technology by coatings companies has accelerated. Leading coating formulators now have digital initiatives across all domains. The role of digital leadership, especially chief digital officers, is poised to explode through 2019 and 2020.
Cyber threats continue to evolve, changing their attack patterns and development structures, making it harder to detect and enact proper mitigation procedures in time. Today, weapon systems are more software dependent and networked. Embedded software and IT systems enable operational success; however, they create new and extensive vulnerabilities that must be addressed properly. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and higher connectivity, the avenues of attack and the likelihood of a breach are increasing. As a result, cybersecurity is more critical than ever because of the potential consequences of breaches in a distributed environment, and military-dedicated networks require better protection, especially for legacy components.
This study analyses the strategies, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), telematics service providers, and technology companies in the global automotive embedded telematics services market. This study aims to analyse the telematics services market with a focus on market trends; the key trends under study include the eCall mandate and its impact; data monetisation; reconfigurable eSIM adoption; disruption within the value chain; telematics for electric vehicles; and the telematics service offerings roadmap. This research service lists the potential market opportunities for participants in the embedded telematics space and strategic imperatives for market participants to get ahead of their competition.
Digital Twin technology, or the application of predictive analytics to fields as diverse as manufacturing and space science, is now being considered in the context of healthcare. The attraction is obvious: if one can develop a computer model of a patient, perhaps one can test treatments on the model before applying them to the individual. Rather than using a patient as a beta test for a clinical approach, potential complications can be identified before they can become life threatening. Treatments could be optimized, then applied. At least, that is the hope.
Across industries, companies expect to increase their IT and Communications investments by 18 to 25%. Almost 99% of businesses have a digital transformation today; however, 18% believe they are behind others on their journey. This is good news for technology vendors; but the key to success is to gain a deeper understanding of their corporate objectives and delivering solutions that solve real problems. This study takes a close look at top company goals across industries, regions and business sizes to discover opportunities for IT and Communications companies. Which technologies will help companies best achieve their corporate goals. Which companies are considered cutting-edge in developing digital solutions?