This unit has introduced to the topics of The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data and we began to look at how they are connected. We live our daily lives perhaps somewhat oblivious to how we are a part of the IoT and how we contribute to the ever-growing warehouse of data that is collected every minute of every day. Yet the increasing connectedness of things to each other and to the internet is becoming more prevalent and it is changing the way business is done — from our personal business to how entire industries operate. What we do know is that these things are affecting all industries and understanding how the data being collected is driving change is a key to staying relevant, viable and secure in the future.
For your Activity:
- Consider your industry — how does the IoT and Big Data currently play into your job, your organization and the industry? Are these two things connected and if so, how? If not, why?
- Critically reflect – how have the IoT and Big Data changed the way you do business? How has it changed the way your organization does business?
- Look ahead & evaluate — how are IoT and Bid Data poised to change your job? Your Organization? Your Industry? Is your organization ready? What possible pitfalls do see? Does your organization have any limitations in this area? How might those limitations be ameliorated?
Address the above questions, as well as other areas that are relevant in a 3-page reflective paper. While you may need to do some research, this is not a research paper. You are being asked to look at the reality of the Big Data and our increasing connectedness and critically reflect. Be sure to cite any sources you use.