IHRA University of Colombo launches ‘Internet of Everything’

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  • First webinar out of 10 webinar series
IHRA University of Colombo launched the first webinar out of 10 webinar series, ‘Internet of Everything’ recently at the Senate hall of college house-University of Colombo. This event was organised by Cisco Networking Academy. What is the Internet of Everything? Today there are more things connected to the Internet than there are people in the world. In the very near future, pretty much everything you can imagine will wake up. We are leading the next step in the evolution of the Internet and helping change the way we work, live, play and learn. How will the Internet of Everything change the way we work together? Geographic borders will dissolve, language barriers will diminish, and misunderstandings will disappear. Today Cisco is already taking teamwork to new heights, enabling people to work together from anywhere and all the time. And as we continue to make the network bigger, faster and more accessible, businesses and people will communicate and evolve exponentially faster. Are smart things more valuable than smart connections? The era of driverless cars, collaboration robots, and ‘smart’ pill bottles is upon us. Which begs the question: What’s more valuable – smart things or the connections they share? Cisco futurist Dave Evans explores how connections on the Internet of Everything can create powerful solutions to change our world. The Cisco Networking Academy program Every year, hundreds of thousands of Networking Academy students worldwide gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks; improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognised certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Global Challenge The rapid growth of networks has created a global shortage of people who are qualified to implement and maintain networking solutions, especially in places where networks are being built to promote economic development. At the same time, people need access to better training and career opportunities to successfully compete in the global economy. Networking Academy helps address the growing demand for ICT professionals while improving career prospects in communities around the world. Career Information As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and government organisations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain, and secure their networks. Networking Academy aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to help meet this demand in a variety of industries ranging from broadband and wireless to healthcare and green technologies. Microsoft advanced IT academy Sri Lanka’s second advanced IT academy, Microsoft IT Academy provides resources that benefit all students. Acquiring skills on the latest technologies helps students to become better collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, innovators, problem solvers and citizens of our global economy. More than 50% of today’s jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 77% in the next decade. Studies suggest that in the next 5 to 10 years there will be a significant shortage in the supply of skilled IT professionals. Over the next four years, IT employment will rise by 5.8 million jobs and 51% of all IT jobs will be software related, creating 75,000 new businesses.