10Intranets of People, Things, and Services

Exploring the Role of Virtual Human Resource Development

Elisabeth E. Bennett

Introduction

Technology continues to transform the workplace with increasingly sophisticated and complex innovations creating the interconnected age. The phenomenon of a growing number of connected devices and Internet-enabled services has been dubbed the Internet of Things. Billions of devices are connected through Internet protocols that allow remote communication and operation (McEwen & Cassimally, 2014; Eloff, Eloff, Dlamini, & Zielinski, 2009; Kranz, 2017). Eloff et al. (2009) extended the definition of the Internet of Things to include the Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS), which they define as “the ...

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