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Getting Smarter About Our Cities

Against the backdrop of National Transportation Week, let's explore the driving forces behind smart cities.

More people. More cars. More congestion. City planners and dwellers are gearing up for the 70 percent of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050. The solution to unlocking gridlock and making cities more livable is as complex as the infrastructures they seek to improve, according to new UPS research co-sponsored […]

What We Loved at CES 2017

Here’s what caught our attention at the year’s largest tech summit – and what could become part of everyday life in the near future.

Convenience was the hot item at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with everything – including the kitchen sink – designed to make our lives easier and better. This year’s smart devices were even smarter, artificial intelligence was more intelligent and virtual reality looked, well, more real. As expected, drones were one of the big […]

How to Click with High-Tech Online Shoppers

Here’s what we can learn from how people shopped in 2016.

It’s clear that holiday shoppers were driven by two main factors this gift-buying season: technology and convenience. According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), 68 percent of shoppers – about 170 million people – purchased technology this year. And most of those people bought what they wanted, when and how they wanted it. In our 2016 UPS […]

What’s Cool at This Year’s Consumer Electronics Show

CES crackles with innovative energy. It’s a modern marvel unto itself.

Roaming the showrooms at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, peering across the great digital chasm of what’s coming next, I felt as if I were being teleported into the not-so-distant future. Spoiler alert: The future is highly automated, and our possessions are increasingly interconnected. I attended CES 2016 this week with a […]

Network Security: How Logistics Partners Can Help

Data breaches are a constant risk for companies of any size and type. They are a scourge on the global economy.

Businesses around the world are becoming increasingly interconnected. This is a positive trend for the global economy but one that heaps pressure on network security providers to protect data from breaches that harm consumers and inflict massive costs and reputational damage on companies. Traditional network upgrades, ubiquitous mobile devices and apps, wireless connections, social media […]

How Tech Firms are Driving the 3D Printing Revolution

In the not-too-distant future, we will look back at this moment as the dawn of a new era in printing.

Leave it to the high-tech industry to finally find the right use for 3D printers, a futurist technology that has fired imaginations for more than three decades even as it struggled to find its practical niche in commercial or consumer markets. New data from UPS reveal that 70 percent of high-tech companies have at least […]

Challenges, Opportunities in Shifting Aerospace MRO Landscape

The demand for aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul is on the rise. Are aerospace companies ready?

The aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business is poised for stunning growth in the near term, but the aerospace companies that provide those services must navigate a rocky and often-unpredictable landscape in order to thrive. Rapid fleet growth and the rise of emerging markets, especially in Asia, where the aftermarket is fragmented and uncoordinated, […]

Flying Toward Opportunity

Emerging markets offer big rewards – and risks – for aerospace companies.

The commercial aerospace industry is getting more global each year as demand for new aircraft grows in emerging markets around the world. This heightened demand presents phenomenal opportunities as well as formidable challenges for plane-makers and their suppliers. The potential sales are obviously lucrative, considering the record backlog of aircraft orders from commercial operators. But […]

Aerospace Logistics: The Key to Takeoff

Why supply chain management is key to commercial aerospace growth.

The commercial aerospace industry has enjoyed steady growth and impressive profits in recent years, thanks to a boom in emerging economies that will fuel global travel demand for decades to come. The key to seizing this opportunity in the long term, however, lies in effective supply chain management as aerospace companies increasingly source components from […]