In Brief

Companies that embrace hyper-connectivity to its fullest will find success in the digital economy

The digital economy is quickly becoming a fact of life for all of us. More than 2 billion people worldwide are walking around with sophisticated mobile devices in their pockets. Approximately 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years alone. Social networks allow us to exchange ideas and rally support for change with greater ease, speed and reach. In 2015 so far, companies have further embraced this new world by investing more than $1.7tn (£1.09tn) in initiatives and technology supporting the internet of things (IoT).

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