Big IdeasINTERNET OF THINGS

CONNECTINTERNET OF THINGS

An information-driven economy demands an ever expanding and sophisticated infrastructure. Every day the world grows more connected. People, supply chains, vehicles, appliances, phones, medical instruments and satellites are linking up on digital networks that didn’t exist five years ago. This universal connectivity will allow businesses to function with unprecedented speed, range and flexibility. Companies are no longer tethered by physical boundaries. In a globally competitive world, broadband levels the playing field. Access to high-capacity, high-speed Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure enables companies to extend their reach globally from virtually any location. A business in rural Arizona will be able to compete with one in Boston or Beijing.


6.2 TRILLION

IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

20-40%

THE POTENTIAL AVERAGE BOOST OF THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THE NEXT 20 YEARS

MORE THAN 99%

OF THE PHYSICAL OBJECTS THAT COULD CONNECT TO THE INTERNET HAVE YET TO BE CONNECTED

50 MILLION

NUMBER OF DEVICES THAT WILL COME ONLINE WITH GENERATION CONNECT BY 2020


The Internet of Things will impact the supply chains of every industry. Manufactured goods will diagnose their own problems and contact the manufacturer for solutions. Access to data will democratize analysis for the individual, smart phones will become spectroscopic devices to detect retinal degeneration and vast amounts of environmental data provided by project NEON will empower a journey by citizen scientists.


Arizona is poised to lead the big bang of connectivity.

 

Our private industry leaders and nationally recognized research universities are now at the forefront of leveraging universal connectivity and discovering ways to make Internet access faster and cheaper to help tackle global challenges.