The Internet of Things (IoT) is about to transform the next decade. Literally everything will be connected to everything. Some estimate that 50 billion devices will be IoT-connected by 2020. The key point is you need to know what IT skills you need.
What is IoT
The clock on the connected device transition is ticking very loudly. We will focus on the emergence of IoT in the world of automation.
The primary drive for automation IoT is to significantly reduce operating expenditures when automation devices, sensors and actuators become Internet-enabled devices.
It’s the next huge leap in productivity because there are major advantages to be derived from the acquisition and organization of previously unthinkable amounts of data.
New Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software (EMI) brings manufacturing-related data together from many sources for reporting, analysis, visual summaries and passing data between enterprise-level and plant-floor systems.
Technical skills you need:
General Skills(Adopted from Forbes)
- Associative Thinker – Joins or connects ideas and facts from different experiences. Transposes observations across unrelated domains.
- Collaborator – Brings together people with a diversity of knowledge to solve complex problems. Actively integrates knowledge or strategies of others though they may differ from their own.
- Communicator – Explains ideas or concepts effectively through multiple means including writing, speaking, gestures, pictures, diagrams or stories.
- Knowledgeable – Possesses expertise that is both broad and deep. Is skilled in independent learning.
- Persistent – Continues to do something although it is hard, and other people want your actions to stop. Continues beyond the usual or expected effort.
Visual Thinking Skills
- Courses like Cloudera and Udacity
- Codeacademy and Coderdojo from MIT
- Hadoop, Python, Pig and Hive