IDG Contributor Network: Drones in the supply chain: the evolving drone landscape and ecosystem
According to Goldman Sachs, the drone market is projected to be a $100 billion opportunity between 2016 and 2020. Key markets include military ($70 billion), consumer ($17 billion), and commercial/civil ($13 billion) with the latter being the fastest growth opportunity.
In recent years, there’s been no shortage of media attention on both the positive and negative aspects of drone deployments. We’ve witnessed humanitarian success stories after various hurricanes, flooding events and earthquakes, various ecommerce drone delivery services, drones equipped with firearms and, more recently, even political assassination attempts.