Developing the Internet of Things Opportunity
Connected devices, or “things”, already outnumber people on the Internet, and while industry predictions for 2015 vary between 25 billion devices (Cisco) and 15 billion (Intel) the trend towards an Internet populated by machines is inescapable.
That change will enable new business models, and create new opportunities, as the things find new ways of using old networks, and start using new networks too. The GSMA, representing the mobile network operators, estimates the Internet of things will be worth $2.5tn annually by 2020, with $1.5tn of that going to the existing operators.
This Internet of Things (IoT) Training Course examines those predictions, and shows some ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) has already arrived. Case studies show what can be accomplished, both using cellular networks and alternative technologies including mesh and white-space networks, along with the business models which are driving them. Critical factors in network design are discussed, along with the political and economical drives which are already creating a connected society.
Participants on the IoT Programme will develop or be able to:
- Separate the IoT hype from the reality
- Quote examples of IoT successes, and failures, and know why they turned out that way
- Evaluate networking technologies for application within IoT projects
- Trace the relationship between IoT, cloud services and software agents
- Apply effective techniques to utilise agents in creating IoT projects
- Understand the political drive behind IoT, and the government funding being provided
- The Internet of Things
- Software Agents and Cloud Services
- Networking Technologies
- Case Studies
- Political Ramifications