Report Summary

Hyperconnectivity is a term that describes a defining feature of contemporary society. Thanks to the Internet, mobile technology and soon the Internet of things, people, places, organisations and objects are linked together like never before.

More than a technological trend, hyperconnectivity is a cultural condition to which businesses have no choice but to adapt. But what does is it mean for companies, industries and consumers?

In the first phase of an ongoing research programme sponsored by SAP, The Economist Intelligence Unit investigated the economic impact of the technology advances that have combined to create hyperconnectivity, and how businesses have begun to adapt.

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More than just a platform for economic activity, hyperconnectivity is a new cultural environment for all human behaviour. Its impact on that behaviour is still unfolding, and businesses must be sensitive to shifting social values and customer expectations as it continues to evolve.

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Published:October 10th 2014

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