Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Entire industries have been revolutionized by the transformative forces of digitization enabled by new consumer-oriented technologies -- namely, social, mobile, analytics and the cloud, or what we call "the SMAC Stack." Consider that MasterCard now describes itself first as a technology company and second as a payments industry leader, and little wonder, considering its success facilitating mobile commerce. Much of the disruption is invisible, as data events occur without our awareness -- thanks to transponders and digital tags -- as we drive our cars, navigate airports, walk the aisles of a store or move through our virtual workdays at home or in the office. Read full story on InformationWeek
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