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Internet of things 101: Getting to grips with an education in IoT

December 17, 2019

Today, the internet we know is an internet of people. The internet of things (or IoT) expands the internet to include billions of devices, or things, intercommunicating together to improve our lives and the way we work. Working in the internet of things involves developing devices, sensors, network communication frameworks and web applications to support the IoT. Devices that people might be familiar with include Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa products. For example, I have a Google Nest that manages my heating and hot water by learning my preferences and adjusting my settings depending on the weather forecast, and automatically shuts my heating down if I am away for the weekend, saving energy and money. Nest integrates with smoke alarms, cameras and switches, allowing me to ask Google to turn on the kitchen lights.