The health care industry is undergoing digital transformation. The U.S. digital health market is expected to grow 26% annually until 2024. This steady growth rate is due to greater use of smartphones and monitoring devices by doctors and patients as part of mobile health (or mHealth) initiatives. The trend toward telehealth includes the use of video consultations to make diagnoses and prescribe treatment plans.Read More
The internet of things (IoT) is a relatively new technology trend, but it is steadily growing in popularity. Statista predicted that by 2025, the number of IoT devices worldwide will reach 75.44 billion. MarketsandMarkets forecasted that the IoT market will reach $561.04 billion by 2022.Read More
In a surprisingly short amount of time, cloud computing has gone from being novel to commonplace. Today, almost every company uses cloud in some capacity. Even the general public has become familiar with the cloud through popular applications including Netflix and I-Tunes. As the cloud has gained acceptance, the ways of using it have evolved and expanded.Read More
Companies may move their data centers to a colocation site to save money or to outsource management and maintenance tasks. An ideal colocation provides affordable rack space, energy, and cooling for servers in a secure, state-of-the-art facility.Read More
Fiber optic technology has revolutionized the way companies handle data and communicate. Compared to traditional copper cables, fiber optic connections are faster, safer, and more reliable. Glass fibers, as thin as a human hair, transmit data using pulses of light. Data can travel uninterrupted at the speed of light over long distances and even around corners.Read More
The internet of things (IoT) is changing the way companies in many industries work by allowing
them to monitor business processes and track assets for greater business insights. Companies gain greater control of operations and clearer visibility into their supply chains. Vital equipment can be serviced more efficiently through predictive maintenance. Healthcare providers can remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions.
When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of a business setting, do you picture a large enterprise or a small or medium-sized business? Many of us think of the enterprise. This may be because SMBs have been slow at reacting to IoT compared to enterprise businesses. In fact, one recent survey found that roughly twice as many enterprises have deployed IoT compared to SMBs.
There are a number of reasons that SMBs have been slower. For example, some IoT solutions are costly unless you purchase them at scale. Additionally, setting up the infrastructure that allows you to get the maximum benefit of IoT—such as deploying analytics solutions for IoT-generated data—can be costly.
The truth is, though, that IoT offers significant opportunities to SMBs. IoT devices and services enable new operational efficiencies for SMBs. IoT solutions also offer SMBs potential new revenue streams. Here are a number of ways IoT can affect SMB IT budgets.Read More
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