As our lives become ever more connected, it is becoming vital for businesses and organisations to ensure their workers become more clued up on the technology behind these links.
The Internet of Everything (often also called the Internet of Things) is set to revolutionise the way we live and work, and could provide huge benefits to a wide range of industries.
But the technology behind the Internet of Everything (IoE) is still developing and evolving all the time, meaning it can be tough to keep track of just what is going on. Cisco is looking to change all this however, launching a new curriculum aiming at providing individuals with the ICT skills they need to understand and utilise the IoE to the fullest extent.
The company has high hopes for the IoE, estimating that 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, with the IoE capable of providing around $19 trillion of economic value to private and public sector industries worldwide by 2022.
To try and harness some of this value, Cisco’s curriculum launched in October with an entry-level “Introduction to the Internet of Everything” course which looks to provide an overview of the potential of the IoE without the need for any in-depth knowledge of the technology behind it.
“Given the immense opportunities that the Internet of Everything as a concept seems to have created, bringing together people, processes and data, (this course) really makes an effort to connect these things more relevant and valuable – turning information into actions and experiences, as well as opportunities for individuals, businesses and countries,” Nuno Guarda, head of corporate affairs and Cisco’s Networking Academy lead, told TechWeek Europe.
“The modules basically describe how the IoE drives the convergence between an organisation’s operational technology and information technology systems and the business processes for evaluating a problem and implementing an IoE solution.”
The course will be available free as a self-learning course to members of the Cisco Networking Academy, a non-profit scheme Cisco has been running since 1997, although an instructor-led option is available too. It is currently offered in English but will become available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and rolled out progressively from spring onwards.
Source: Techweek Europe