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Entrepreneurship, Social welfare services and the Internet of Things

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The Norwegian government invites social entrepreneurs to collaborate to build and improve today’s and future social services. Jan Tore Sanner, Minister of Innovation, commented in the following way: ”We have a good welfare society and a good social security net. Nevertheless, some people we do not manage to help, and some do not find their solution in the public welfare system. Therefore innovation, plurality and flexibility is very important.” In this way, the initiative both works to develop the social welfare and improve the conditions for social entrepreneurs to take active part in the society’s future demands. Minister Sanner admits that until now Norway has not been that good to acknowledge the innovative force of social entrepreneurs. In this spirit, a new study from Aruba owned by Hewlett Packard shows the transforming force of technology for the social service sector. 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced Internet of Things into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019 the report says. 80 percent of providers currently using IoT have increased innovation. Other benefits are improved visibility across the organization and increased cost savings. The downside that the healthcare organisations’ generally struggles with after starting using the Internet of Things is the security issues that surrounds the technology. Source: News from the Government of Norway

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