The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
This includes everything from cars and kitchen appliances to heart monitors and smartwatches.
To give you an idea of how the IoT has mushroomed, in 2003, the world population was 6.3 billion compared to 500 million connected devices. In 2010 the world population had grown to 6.8 billion , but the number of connected devices nearly doubled that, swelling to 12.5 billion.
By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices will be part of the IoT for the use of a world population of 7.6 billion.
In reality, no one really knows what the IoT world will look like in 25 years. As the price of sensors and communications continue to drop, it becomes cost-effective to add more devices to the IoT. As the number of connected devices continues to rise, our living and working environments will become filled with smart products.
One thing for certain, the IoT will surely transform the way we do business. So businesses that start now to develop or expand IoT technology in their products, services and operations are the ones who will realize a competitive advantage.
For one thing, the volumes of data generated from smart devices will help businesses learn how and what to innovate for the biggest impact. Also, As IoT becomes more integrated, additional remote working opportunities will be available for tasks that used to require staff to be on-site to complete.
The IoT will also become a much welcomed boon in the area of inventory management. As anyone who has ever worked an inventory can verify, individually counting products all day and all night is both tedious and a drain on staff time. Smart devices will ultimately be able to track inventory automatically.
There’s also the matter of consumer demands. Studies show that people like the idea of smart devices, whether they be toasters, TVs or phones. So it logically follows that as consumers get used to smart devices they will expect “smart” behavior in all aspects of their lives. This demand should translate to many new additional sources of revenue for businesses.
Tonex offers a 3-day Internet of Things Training that covers what the IoT is about, technology trends, deployments and convergence.
Who Should Attend
These courses are designed for systems and software engineers, marketers, students and just about anyone with an interest in the future of the internet and its rampaging connectivity.
Why Choose Tonex?
–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops
–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
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