The Internet of Things (IoT) bridges the gap between the digital world and the physical world.
Any stand-alone internet-connected device that can be monitored and/or controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. This could be anything from a child’s toy or smart thermostat to a driverless truck or a lightbulb that can be switched on using a smartphone app.
While already a driving force, the IoT is just in its infancy compared to what lies ahead. There are currently more than 12 billion devices that can connect to the internet. Researchers estimate that by 2020 there will be 26 times more connected things than people.
Because of the capabilities of the IoT, the future may very well make the past seem like a foreign country, a vaguely familiar place we no longer recognize.
Future scenarios will likely include machines that control one another due to machine to machine communications and advanced algorithms. This new level of automation will dramatically change how we work and interact.
At the human to machine level, the IoT will enable us to utilize sophisticated sensors to control the role of machines at all times and even enable us to use robotic extensions of our bodies such as replacements for lost limbs.
This new connected world will likely shift our culture’s mind-set with more emphasis on having access to things – like autonomous cars – rather than owning them.
The forecast economic impact of IoT is off the charts. Analyst IDC estimates worldwide spending on IoT at $772.5 billion in 2018, up nearly 15 percent from the previous year. About $239 billion is being spent on modules and sensors along. Predicted total spending for 2021 comes in around $1.1 trillion.
Along with the amazing technological advances, there are also substantial challenges, especially in the area of security. With billions of devices being connected together, what can people do to make sure their information stays secure? Will bad actors be able to hack into our toasters to gleam private information to use to their advantage?
Another issue that many companies will face involves the massive amounts of data that all of these devices are going to produce. Companies need to figure out a way to store, track, analyze and make sense of all the data that will be generated.
IoT Training By Tonex
Tonex covers all the IoT bases with several different courses including the 2-day Internet of Things Training course that covers a wide variety of topics such as:
- Concepts and definitions of the Internet of Things
- IoT standards
- IoT enabling technologies
- IoT architecture
- Cloud computing and the Internet of Things
- IoT platforms
Why Choose Tonex?
–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.
–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
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