As more and more businesses take the plunge and begin their rollout of IoT (Internet of Things) initiatives, IoT devices will become increasingly attractive targets for hackers. For organisations wishing to make the most of this fourth industrial revolution, security must be a priority.
IoT is an exciting technology, full of opportunity to innovate. In this webinar you can hear our experts talk about a day in their lives, and how its having an impact. We also discuss some of the ways IoT is making a difference to organisations and the ways in which Tech Data and Cisco can help.
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The internet of things (IoT) is changing the world. In this webinar, recorded in November 2017, Tech Data talk about creating smart parking solutions for towns and cities. Imagine if you arrived in your car to a new town for the first time and your navigation system could tell you where the nearest available parking space was. It has powerful commercial applications for things like tourist buses also. With smart parking you can reduce congestion and therefore pollution.
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By Stephen Ennis, Director, Tech Data Academy Europe.
Tech Data is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. So when it comes to IoT and IT training, Stephen Ennis, Director, Tech Data Academy Europe, has some wise words of advice for IT providers looking to get into IoT.
Education is a must, especially for IT professionals
No matter what walk of life you’re in, training and education always matter. In the IT industry, most organisations responsible for operating data centre environments demand that IT professionals have the right IT certifications just to get through the front door. Rightly so, given the value of the data that resides there. Having the latest certifications is the best way for a serious IT professional to show employers and customers that they have the skills and competency to use all the products correctly and to their full capacity. Let’s face it, no one likes the idea of unplanned downtime because a configuration feature was overlooked or misunderstood. When it comes to IT training and certifications for the Internet of Things (IoT), IT providers and the IT professionals who work for them have to consider some additional factors unique to IoT.
Visualisation is a catch-all term for displaying data, usually via web or mobile, in a graphical, conversational and an intuitive way.
IoT and M2M learning are going to get a lot of coverage this year but do they offer any revenue generating potential for the channel?
At the beginning of this year, we laid out our top predictions for technology trends in the channel for 2016. As we reach the half way point of the calendar year, it’s time to recap and see how things are shaping up so far:
#1: Mobility for channel enablement
Mobility is moving more towards app-driven enablement, this much we know to be true. Mobile apps are becoming the norm for any kind of customer interaction, thanks to more personalised engagement through analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) data. However, what we’re seeing so far is that enterprise infrastructure is an even more important driver for the channel and partners in the mobility space.
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Max Chan, Vice President, Global Information Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions Asia Pacific
There have been a number of exciting developments around the Internet of Things at Avnet lately. First, we kicked off the calendar year 2016 announcing a newly created role of vice president, Internet of Things in the person of Eric Williams, who will steer the company’s global IoT strategy. The previous year, Tim FitzGerald who had led Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business, was appointed vice president of digital transformation. These key appointments underscore our steadfast commitment to investing in the right resources to capitalise on the opportunities in the rapidly growing IoT market.
Dieter Lott, Vice President, Business Development, EMEA, shares how we see 2016 shaping up in terms of technology trends.
#1: Mobility for channel enablement
Mobile interactions are continuing to evolve. There’s a massive shift in the mobile space with apps becoming the norm for any kind of customer interaction. Downloading apps is now a normal ask of customers. In 2016, this will open up new solution areas for channel partners as mobility moves more towards app-driven channel enablement where partners can communicate, receive and access information through easy-to-use apps.
Value-added distributors can help here by offering their expertise, such as mobile app development, to enhance the skills of their partners. In the vertical markets this is all the more essential as growth in those segments is driven by customer engagement which can be achieved through personalised experiences generated by the merging analytics, mobile apps and Internet of Things (IoT) data.