Increasing Competitiveness: Global competition is more fierce than ever to lower costs and/or increase innovation. Our four verticals represent high costs for industry and government and they are now more aggressively searching for solutions to mitigate input costs & supply risk.
Rapidly Declining Cost Curves: Hardware and fabrication cost curves continue to decrease at astonishing rates. These cost curve declines greatly reduce barriers to entry for industry adoption and integration.
Rise of Information Application: The ability to aggregate and analyze data has never been greater. And we are just starting to realize the knowledge and productivity benefits of integrating information technology into mature industries.
Rise of the Informed Consumer: Consumers have more choices than ever, as well as more information. Consumer awareness regarding product input and corporate practices continues to increase and consumers are using purchasing power as the lever of change.