IN THIS SUMMARY
A pill bottle helps health care professionals monitor patients taking medication. A vending machine reports its own inventory over a wireless network. A telephone speeds checkout by acting as a debit card in retail stores around the world. The future of the world - and business - is ubiquitous connectivity, the total interconnection of people, ideas, and products through a global digital network. As the network grows and the world of data expands, every citizen will have instant access to virtually anything he or she wants. Where is this network? Anywhere. And you must learn to use it to the fullest if your business is to thrive in the coming years. The world is charging ahead faster than at any other time in history, and global connectivity will be here sooner than you might think. Trillions of dollars of new value will be created on this worldwide network fabric. Are you moving fast enough? The survival of your business depends on whether you'll be there to meet it.