Industry Focus: Connected Cars and Fleet Management

As the Internet of Things slowly assimilates into all facets of our lives, we are noticing incremental changes in how people and businesses operate. Connected cars are an excellent example of how this new technology is revolutionizing a highly established market. However, a particular segment of the auto industry is taking this technology to the next level and truly transforming their businesses for the better: fleet management. Managing a large fleet of vehicles has traditionally been a job fraught with challenges, and the Internet of Things is making great headway in alleviating them. And while it may herald a loss of jobs for some professions, there is huge potential for

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Industry Focus: Connected Cars

The integration of the internet into all aspects of our lives has had a profound impact on how we go about our daily activities and is the major driving force behind smart cities of the future. It is leading to safer, more efficient and sustainable new technologies along with upgrades for existing systems. Transportation is a major part of the smart revolution, with autonomous cars grabbing a lot of attention as the future of transportation. While the dream of completely autonomous cars is some way into the future, connected cars are an important step along the path to autonomy with connected cars sharing a lot of technology with their autonomous counterparts.

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Industry Focus: Construction and Renovation

Smart buildings are an integral part of the smart city vision. Considering the amount of time we spend indoors, smart buildings also have the potential to impact on our lives and on our planet. While smart home devices such as smart locks and smart light switches are becoming increasingly commonplace, a more expansive view of this revolution shows a complete revamp of how our modern buildings will be constructed and maintained in the near future. Moreover, given the huge construction and renovation market and dearth of professionals well versed in smart sustainable design, the time is ripe to build up a skillset and obtain appropriate qualifications to make the most

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Industry Focus: Device Controllers

The world is transitioning into a place in which everything is alive, that is, a world where inanimate and abstract objects can have individual identities, memory, processing capabilities, and the ability to communicate and sense, monitor, and control their own behaviours. Device controllers are one example of such life-changing gadgets. For that reason, more job seekers are oriented towards this field, with the understanding that these smart devices represent the future. What are Device Controllers? People who own a smart home, or smart home devices, no longer have to struggle with multiple controllers. A home device controller is essential for remote access and control of the home automation devices from

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Industry Focus: Safety and Security

One of the biggest benefits that smart homes provide is safety. With all the digital advances, securing your home has become easier than ever. Homeowners and families want to feel safe and therefore turn to smart home security systems and cameras. This has brought an increased demand for such devices, leading to emerging companies who deal with smart security. Consequently, job openings in this industry have appeared, giving job seekers an opportunity to prosper. The dynamic market for interactive security is transforming the traditional residential security business. Nowadays, security systems are offering much more than just a  rapid response to intrusion, fire and smoke alarms. Safety systems have found their

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Industry Focus: Internet of Things

The Internet of things, or IOT as it is popularly called, is a paradigm shift in how the internet is used in today’s world. With an ever-increasing number of smart, connected devices being added to the network, its role in the smart city revolution becomes increasingly apparent, changing our lives at home and the way enterprises conduct business. It also brings a major shift in the job market, taking away jobs from some segments but creating thousands of openings for people with the right skillset and abilities. What is the IOT? The IOT’s development stems from cheaper, smaller electronics making their way into all manner of devices and making them

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Industry Focus: Appliances and Audio Devices

Digital advances are emerging as a trend in the field of smart home appliances and audio devices. Every part of our homes is changing and being replaced by new and improved versions. These new appliances are accommodating to the Millennial’s lifestyle. This article will introduce you to the changes in the tech world related to appliances and give you a perspective on how you can find a job in the field. The Emergence of Technology in Our Homes The evolution of these new appliances can be traced to the explosion of mobile devices. Another factor is cloud computing, which allows many devices to easily communicate and sync with one another.

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Industry Focus: Pet and Baby Monitoring

We become so quickly accustomed to technology advances that it is easy to overlook just how much has changed in the last 10 years. Our everyday routines revolve around helpful gadgets that make our lives easier. If you are a parent or pet owner, you’ll know that feeling of wanting to provide only the best for your family members. Parents and pet owners inevitably worry about their little ones, so why not take advantage of innovative technological care methods to lessen the worry? These new technologies also open up opportunities for job seekers, thus giving them a chance not only to help themselves but also to help many families around

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Industry Focus: Grocery Delivery

It is generally accepted that technological evolution holds the key to the future. Nowadays, people tend to order everything online, to have it delivered easily to their doorsteps. So, are you interested in joining the expanding grocery delivery industry? Just like any other industry, this one will bring job vacancies, from delivery to managerial positions. We looked at current market developments and trends in 2017 and predictions for the future. Evolution of the Grocery Delivery Industry… Years ago, daily deliveries of perishable products (such as milk) were common. This could be seen as the first steps of the grocery delivery industry. However, technological advancements saw the introduction and popularization of

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Industry Focus: Connectivity

Connectivity has been central to many ground-breaking inventions. Whether for transportation (e.g. the airplane) or communication (e.g. telephones, fibrotic cables, or the Internet), we as a species have put huge value on improving interconnections with other humans. Studies have now shown that in 2015 we used around 1.1 billion connected devices, and that number is expected to rapidly increase to 9.7 billion in 2020. Why is Connectivity Integral in Smart Cities? As we move forwards, the function of smart cities will be dependent on the power of connectivity. Connectivity is the manner in which devices communicate with each other and transfer data. It is this system that makes it possible

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