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  • New Skyward Report Finds Drone Adoption Growing in Major U.S. Companies

    New Skyward Report Finds Drone Adoption Growing in Major U.S. Companies

    Skyward recently released a report on the state of drone use in big businesses, which looked only at U.S. companies with $50 million or more in annual revenue.

    The findings?

    1 in 10 of the companies surveyed uses drones in some way, and 92% of those companies who use drones saw a positive ROI from their use of drones within one year.

    92% is an impressive amount, especially after just one year—in bigger companies, new initiatives can often take much longer to show any real return on the initial investment, since it can take so long to implement and actually get projects up and running.

    Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR, wrote not too long ago about the third wave of the drone industry being upon us—and that wave represents commercial applications. The Skyward report serves to confirm Anderson’s statement, showing not only that drone adoption is growing at companies all over the U.S., but that drones are actually helping companies save money.

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    Key Findings from the Report

    In addition to the findings covered above, here are some other key pieces of information revealed in the Skyward report.

    Commercial drone adoption is growing quickly

    According to those surveyed, commercial drone use will double in the near future, from 10% to almost 20%.

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    Construction & Engineering has the most drone adoption

    Construction & Engineering represented 35% of all companies using drones in their operations, with Government closed behind at 24%.

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    Getting company buy-in for drones is still a challenge

    Although it’s great to see that about half of respondents had positive things to say about their company’s reaction to using drones, you can see that we still have a ways to go (although we’d be curious to see what the responses were six months to a year later, after the value of the company’s drone program had been demonstrated).

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    Companies are outsourcing drone-related work

    While many companies are creating in-house drone programs, 20% are still outsourcing the actual flying.

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    About the Skyward Report

    According to Skyward, the focus of the report was on answering these questions:

    What are the major trends in the commercial drone market?
    How are companies using drone technology and are they realizing ROI?
    What are their major challenges?

    While we’ve seen reports about how the commercial drone industry is doing, or how much money commercial drone operators are making, this report from Skyward is one of the first comprehensive investigations into drone adoption at major corporations in the U.S.

    If you’re a drone services provider, or someone advocating for a drone program inside your company, this report can help make your case.

    If you’re making a pitch to, say, a construction company about why they should hire your drone services company to collect aerial data for them to track the location of their assets on site, or to do pre-construction planning, being able to point to the fact that 92% of companies surveyed in this report saw ROI within the first year could certainly be helpful.

    It’s also helpful that you can point out that using drones in commercial operations is no longer really a new or risky idea, as it was a year or two ago. 10% of companies adopting drones may not quite make using a drone in commercial operations mainstream, but it certainly indicates a growing trend.

    Want to download the full 35 page report? Find it here on the Skyward website.

     

     

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  • CMF modifica norma y flexibiliza inversión en activos y patrimonio de riesgo de aseguradoras

    Con el objetivo de contribuir al desarrollo de la industria aseguradora, la Comisión para el Mercado Financiero (CMF) emitió hoy una modificación a la Norma de Carácter General (NCG) N° 152, que busca flexibilizar el régimen de inversiones que rige para las compañías de seguros.

    En concreto, la modificación ajusta la norma que establece los límites y requisitos a los activos representativos de reservas técnicas y patrimonio de riesgo. Por un lado, se aumenta el límite por emisión desde un 20% a un 30% para la inversión que las aseguradoras mantengan en cuotas de fondos mutuos y de inversión nacionales o extranjeros.

    Por otro lado, la norma flexibiliza los requisitos que tienen las aseguradoras para participar en el negocio de créditos sindicados, permitiendo reducir la participación en el préstamo a partir del octavo año del banco o institución financiera participante -fiscalizada por la Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF)-, desde un 5% a un 2% del capital otorgado, al igual que la del agente o líder del crédito.

    “Cabe mencionar que el escenario económico mundial de bajas tasas de interés motivó a la CMF a trabajar en desarrollos normativos que flexibilicen el régimen de inversiones, permitiendo que las compañías de seguros y reaseguros diversifiquen sus portafolios de inversiones, posibilitándoles incrementar, con los debidos resguardos, sus exposiciones en activos que presenten mejores retornos esperados de largo plazo, que se espera se pueda traducir en una mejor oferta de pensiones por parte de las aseguradoras”, señaló la CMF .

    La norma emitida estuvo en consulta para comentarios del mercado y público en general entre 13 y 27 de abril de 2018.

    La entrada CMF modifica norma y flexibiliza inversión en activos y patrimonio de riesgo de aseguradoras se publicó primero en La Tercera.

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  • Team Dedrone Wins First Prize at ‘Game of Drones’ Competition

    Team Dedrone Wins First Prize at ‘Game of Drones’ Competition

    Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, announced that its team of Echodyne Corporation, Squarehead Technologies and Battelle, won first place at ThunderDrone’s “Game of Drones” outdoor demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base and AFWERX enclave, June 18-20. Hosted by AFWERX, Team Dedrone bested five other teams in the last of three ThunderDrone rapid […]

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