NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
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DigitalGlobe and GeoEye were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2011 for their geospatial products and services. The companies have since combined into a single company called DigitalGlobe that uses Earth-imaging satellites to create high-res images for use in defense, intelligence, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring and navigation. The company's My DigitalGlobe portal and cloud services provide access to 200 million square kilometers of imagery and metadata. Image credit: DigitalGlobe
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?