Data-enabled services are booming — and transforming how we live.
In business, the ability to extract strategic value from data is increasingly separating winners from losers. In building, we've entered an era when the environments in which we work and shop use data gathered from Internet of Things-enabled systems to optimize a range of functions. And in cities across the world, urban planners are using data-enabled services to drive efficiencies, solve stubborn problems, and in general improve the lives of residents.
Here are some specific — and startling — ways in which data-driven tech is changing the rules in some key areas.