Internet of Things is a buzz word these days. Lets look at it from simplistic point of view.
Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Internet of Things basically means embedding everyday objects with sensors and chips to monitor and control them remotely using internet. Therefore, it reduces the requirement of manpower to operate devices manually. It impacts people in jobs such as office administration, supervisory roles, installation and maintenance and support staff etc.
However, IoT will help in creation of new jobs such as data scientists, product managers, robot coordinators, industrial programmers, solution architect and network engineers, says the report. In India, IoT is expected to create as many as 25,000 such new jobs, adds the report.
Smart thermostats, Philips-Hue Bulbs, Ralph Lauren Polotech Shirt, Apple Watch and HomeKit, Google Self Driving Car, Smart Refrigerator, Google Glass etc.
Internet of Things is here to stay and is going to change the way we live our lives in next 20 years. By Prof Anand Bhide SIOM