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Five for Friday: Rolling out 5G, AI-powered creativity, and backyard offices

Want something new to share at the water cooler (or over Slack) on Monday? Check out these quick hits from the worlds of field service, technology, and construction.

  1. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly expanding, but that doesn’t mean we’ve worked out all the kinks. Like how we’re supposed to keep a trillion devices charged. IoT startup Everactive has one solution –– remove the batteries.
  2. Can’t find a quiet room (or corner) to do your work? This Toronto company will build an all-weather private office in your backyard.
  3. Want to keep your IT team engaged while working from home? CIO magazine shares eight tips on how IT leaders can avoid staff burnout.powered creativity,
  4. Complex, abstract, creative tasks might be the domain of people, but AI and automation will still play a critical role in the next creative revolution.
  5. 5G is here, but the network still needs to be built out. CNET lays out some of the challenges behind this massive, costly infrastructure project.

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