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“The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so.” – Kevin Ashton, Tech Pioneer who coined the term Internet of Things

“The IoT is removing mundane repetitive tasks or creating things that just weren’t possible before, enabling more people to do more rewarding tasks and leaving the machines to do the repetitive jobs.” – Grant Notman, Head of Sales and Marketing, Wood & Douglas

The IoT will generate an enormous, truly unprecedented amount of precise information about buyers and their needs. It’s a marketer’s dream come true.” –  Jon Gettinger, Sr. Vice President of Marketing, Aria Systems

Are these quotes enough to grab your attention, or should we go on?

Internet of Things is hot right now, and by hot we mean nuclear hot! The word ‘game changer’ has been thrown around quite loosely when it comes to new technologies these days, but if ever the word was true for something, it has to be for IoT. IoT will herald the next generation of devices that that will transform the economy and drastically change the way we live and communicate with our devices.

A FUTURE THAT IS TRULY FUTURISTIC

Imagine this – your fridge knows when it should be restocked and even orders your veggies for you, the bulbs and lights will inform you how many more days they will run before they must be replaced, warehouses will tell you what is the available space and how much more it can accommodate, your phone will tell you where it is when it knows you are not able to find it. This is a rather simple explanation condensed into a layman’s language, of a quite complex mechanism, but this is exactly what the future holds.

The clatter around IoT has been steadily getting louder and it is now at the top screaming through the megaphone at the top of its voice, telling us it has arrived. And boy has it arrived with pomp and show. Worldwide, the traction that is gathering for IoT is unprecedented. Seeing how no other technology since the internet has been the heralder of a new era in technology and computing, the hype can most definitely be justified.

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LET’S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS

A Markets and Markets report forecasts an estimated growth of the global IoT market from $157.05 billion in 2016 to upwards of $661.74 billion by 2021, at a staggering CAGR of 33.3%. for the same period.

The Ericsson Mobility Report puts the number of connected devices at 28 billion by 2021, out of which IoT devices will make up 16 billion devices, that is roughly 57% of the devices.

A Gartner report puts consumer sector devices alone at 4 billion devices, which is a huge number, in line with the projection that this sector will make up for 30% of the market.

Big numbers talking big things. Simply put, IoT will change the game, and how!

IT’S TIME TO SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE

You might think all of this is hunky dory but what does it have anything to do with me. It has everything to do with you, in fact with all of us. The adoption of IoT will affect every industry, be it manufacturing, IT, consumer electronics, transport, security, healthcare, housing, and supply chain to name a few. t This directly translates to new job roles in every sector centred around IoT. Automation is already creeping up on thousands of IT jobs. If you want to jump ship before the wave hits you, IoT is the safe island in a stormy sea.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

And the pay is not bad at all! An IoT Specialist can make upwards of $$93,990 per annum, which is above the market average for most other jobs. An IoT Developer can look at a $106,000 average while an IoT Architect can bag a cool $170,000 per year. Once you scale up the ladder, the pay gets even juicier. IoT is most certainly going to be one of the top paying jobs in the next five years, seeing how this period will have a rapid global adoption and implementation of IOT devices and practices.

ARE YOU GAME?

All said and done, what it comes down to is this – are you ready to take this big leap? If you are, then you’ve come to the right place. We have worked with experts who are currently creating ripples in the IoT space to tailor a course curriculum that is up to industry specifications and requirements. The IoT Specialization is a one of a kind, in the sense that it is THE only course in the country to offer such a comprehensive course on a technology that aims to change the future. Embrace IoT and make the magic happen.

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