Internet of Things (IoT): Say Hello to the Next Big Thing!
For those of you anxiously awaiting the future, we’ve good news – it’s already here! Some technologies, which were just creative visions a decade back are all a reality now. Remember the scene in one of the back to the Future movies, where Marty McFly wears a virtual reality device? A reality now! The self-driving cars in Total Recall? Or the smart homes in Electric Dreams,? All are for real now.
And what’s the technology that’s been driving these visions into a reality? It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). This fancy name for all-things-connected has been a buzzword for quite some time in the IT, offering us convenient solutions to most of our everyday concerns.
For the uninitiated, IoT or the Internet of Things is the technical term for an ecosystem of connected devices that collect data from the sensors embedded in them and send them to the processing centers. The collected data then gets analyzed or processed and comes out as optimized information, offering smart, intuitive, and personalized solutions.
If you’re unaware, the technology is already up and running in the market and you might have used that at one point or the other, too. Your smartphone is one of the components of IoT and if you’ve used a smartwatch or a health band, you’ve used IoT. From smart homes, smart toothbrushes, smart refrigerators, to smart coffee brewers, IoT is touching everything.
To get a better idea on this, check out this amazing video by Samsung that shows a smart home with connected devices taking care of everyday concerns. If that fascinates you, here’s another amazing video on how Philips lets you play with lighting in your home with an app.
The Big Announcement – Jigsaw Academy Launches IoT Courses!
Yes, it’s here! The IoT course offered by Jigsaw Academy is the first and only structured, most comprehensive course in India, designed and curated by Industry experts. The course gives a thorough understanding of the various IoT technologies and equips the course taker to build end-to- end IoT solutions.
Jigsaw Academy has been one of the first online schools to understand the importance of analytics in business and it aptly came up with analytics courses a few years back. Like its analytics courses, Jigsaw sticks to the practical approach it has always taken in training. It’s industry-specific course content and hands-on exposure to the industry will allow you to become not just certified but a qualified IoT expert. Notice the difference between the two?
A global estimate suggests that around 4.5 million data scientists will course on IoT. The free introductory course will familiarize you with the world of IoT and the basics of the Internet of Things. All you have to do is sign up and you can get started with the FREE IoT lessons.
In India, the numbers are equally overwhelming, where one million data scientists will be required for the IoT requirements that will arise by 2020.
The Rise of IoT
Like you can see, IoT is here to stay. As the everyday things we use start becoming smarter, the role of IoT will only become more prominent. Besides just personal devices, IoT is making its mark in industries and businesses such as manufacturing, oil and gas mining, transportation, agriculture, retail, logistics, infrastructure, banks, healthcare, aviation and more.
If numbers fascinate you, there are currently 6 billion connected devices globally, producing 2.5m TB of data. And let me remind you that this is just a day’s count. Three years down the line, this number is expected to shoot up to 30m TB every day. Now, that’s a lot of data. So, what’s clear from this is IoT will rule the IT for the next couple of decades.
What’s in it for You?
The answer is simple – a lucrative career and an avenue to explore and leave a remarkable impact. With the amount of data generated by these connected devices only increasing, a huge demand for data scientists and analysts to process the data and get crucial insights on things that matter to a business or the society is on the rise as well.
In case you didn’t know, tons of people out there have already woken up to IoT and have realized its scope and opportunities. Moreover, programmers today are reskilling to IoT and learning all the necessary programming languages and modules to become IoT experts. However, IoT being an extensive field, it’s not just placed for programmers but for anyone with the right skillset.
Don’t believe us? Check out this video which talks about the IoT job sector.
This is the best time to get started with IoT and with Jigsaw Academy introducing premium courses, the timing can’t get better. Like we always say, don’t compromise on your career. Learn from the best.