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Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT): for Future Smart Connected Life and Business by Kwok Wu, Fawzi Behmann

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6Impact of C-IoT and Tips

6.1 Impact on Business Process Productivity and Smart of Digital Life

Today, Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting our day-to-day interaction with “things” around us and opens the door of possibilities for a more sustainable work environment. In the future, we can expect Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT) to generate entirely new job roles and titles and to completely change the way we commute, communicate, and collaborate. How the C-IoT will impact the future of work is divided into the three domains: Individual, Industry, and Infrastructure, which are discussed in the following sections.

6.1.1 Individual

  • New Job Roles. The digital age has ushered in new IT jobs moving from being concerned about installation broadband connectivity to installation and support of complex systems. With the rise of IoT, advance sensing, connectivity, and cloud “big data/analytics” jobs are becoming more specialized than ever. Gartner last year reported that the number of Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) is on the rise, predicting that by 2015, 25% of companies will have one managing their digital goals. The Data Scientist too has become an important asset for companies embracing the value of big data and analytics, and we will begin to see more chief data scientists, analysts, and even chief customer satisfaction officers; moreover, probably some titles we cannot even imagine yet.
  • Productivity at Work. The rise of social has given way to a new age of communications ...

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