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Here Comes the War for Commercial Drone Dominance

Unmanned vehicles can provide unprecedented information for a business. But first, you need to manage the flood of data.
SPOT 6 Satellite Image—Yates Oil Fields, Texas.
Source: Airbus Defence and Space

At some point in the not-too-distant future, fleets of commercial drones are expected to swarm across American skies. Companies in a wide range of industries will employ unmanned vehicles for tactical advantage—inspecting infrastructure, surveying crops, maybe even estimating how much your new roof will cost. 

And when these drones fly, a torrent of data will follow them like an invisible contrail.