According to some articles I have read lately, it would appear construction and real estate are the one industry that's not just a late adopter of opportunities offered by the online world but also appears hesitant towards it. However, I believe this perception is changing fast with several new startups and the new technology developed like Augmented Reality which helps speed up construction projects.
The majority of contractors still aren’t using either telematics or GPS/GNSS; a fact that people in technology companies often lament. The cause is usually ascribed to a so-called “digital divide.” The young kids get it; they were raised on laptops and smart phones. The old guys don’t get it; they’re just too slow on the uptake, or so the theory goes. And since the old guys write the checks and run the companies, that means technology is a hard sell. But I would wager that the digital divide is not a matter of age…but of culture.