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Reassessing the Internet of Things

The first companies to master the Internet of Things will lock in significant advantages and be far ahead of competitors.

Businesses were buying tens of millions of computers every year, and Microsoft had just gone public, netting Bill Gates his first billion. And yet, in what came to be known as the productivity paradox, national statistics showed that not only was productivity growth not accelerating; it was actually slowing down. “You can see the computer […]

Connectivity for All

Identifying the challenges of getting the world online.

Over the last decade, the number of new Internet users tripled. But, though a large majority of the world’s population remains offline, the pace of expansion has slowed sharply in recent years. Is the Internet revolution losing steam? From 2005 to 2008, the number of Internet users increased at a compound annual rate of 15.1%, […]