WiFi connectivity is being used to build a lot of things these days, meaning that they can be connected with the internet and also to each other.
This concept has taken the name of the ‘Internet of Things’. This is without doubt the future, enabling devices such as home appliances, cars etc. to stay connected and exchange data over the internet.
This is just the beginning though. 2017 recorded the number of IoT devices to be 8.4 billion. The number is expected to reach a staggering 30 billion by 2020. Here are some of the most commonly sighted benefits of IoT.
We get to lock our doors remotely even when we have to rush to work. We get to preheat our ovens on our way home. We get to track our fitness levels on our FitBits. Since IoT works on the concept of data collection and analysis, it ensures better safety, efficacy and decision making. It also enables predictive maintenance.
But the thing is, for IoT to start creating jobs, there will be an additional need of 200,000 IT workers well versed in IoT security, cloud computing, data analytics, automation, embedded systems etc.