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Enabling Sustainable Digital Highways

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, aptly described the relevance of broadband as a vital asset with an impact that extends far beyond the telecommunications sector: “Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of our generation. It is to us what railroads, electricity, highways, and telephones were to previous generations—a platform for commerce, …

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Where is the value potential of the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things has the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. The ability to monitor and manage objects in the physical world electronically makes it possible to bring data-driven decision making to new realms of human activity—to optimize the performance of systems and processes, save time for people and …

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The business roadmap to sustainability: The role of information technology

Doing the work associated with the next loop of the sustainability roadmap helps organizations expose weaknesses in their data quality and processes and establish a strong foundation for sustainability performance moving forward. Analyze and Benchmark Once the sustainability initiative has been modeled, analyzed, and vetted, the current state of the company’s execution must be benchmarked …

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ICT Supporting the Smart Economy: The Case of Ireland

This case study examines the contribution of information and communication technologies (ICT) to national economic development in the context of Ireland’s National Knowledge Society Strategy. It charts the evolution of the national industrial development strategy from early-stage, low value-added manufacturing to higher value-added innovation-driven approach and identifies essential steps relating to public investment in education …

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Interoperability is a critical source of value in IoT systems

One of the central findings from our sizing exercise is the importance of interoperability in generating maximum value from IoT applications. We estimate that situations in which two or more IoT systems must work together can account for about 40 percent of the total value that can be unlocked by the Internet of Things.8 In our …

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OPTIMIZE people, processes, and technology to get faster results

Just how much will videoconferencing, telecommuting, or hybrid vehicles in the company fleet reduce the output of greenhouse gases? To what degree will a change in materials or methods affect other processes and the bottom line? How does one factor supply chain practices into one’s own carbon footprint? Which initiatives will have the best impact …

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Autonomous vehicles outside the city setting

The largest potential impact of self-driving cars is in time savings for drivers in urban areas, which we calculate in the city setting above. In the outside setting, we estimate the potential impact of autonomous cars and other autonomous vehicles such as trucks and buses outside of cities. The total economic potential from self-driving cars …

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Bases of competition for IoT technology suppliers

For companies to establish a market presence and maintain share over the long term, they will need to understand how their strategies and strengths fit within the three phases of the industry evolution. Across these three phases are at least four distinct bases of competition that can lead to disproportionately large value capture opportunities for …

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