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Growing Trend: Internet of Things expands into college and university curricula

Growing Trend: Internet of Things expands into college and university curricula  #IoT

  • Another top barrier for wide scale adoption involves security concerns (38.8 percent).
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  • Increased efficiency is the main reason that businesses are investing in IoT development, according to 38.3 percent of survey respondents, followed by the pursuit of a competitive advantage (28.4 percent).
  • Worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $348 million in 2016, a 23.7 percent increase from 2015 spending of $281.5 million, according to Gartner, Inc .
  • The biggest area of current expertise in the IoT field involves hardware engineering, according to 30.4 percent of respondents, but the area of greatest interest for further skills training involves sensors development (57.7 percent), followed by systems design and integration (32.3 percent).

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@evankirstel: “Growing Trend: Internet of Things expands into college and university curricula #IoT”


As IoT spending increases, higher-ed institutions can do much to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce with IoT-specific skills.


Growing Trend: Internet of Things expands into college and university curricula