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Make Way for the Internet of Things

by Bob Nilsson

eSchool News

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How to prepare your school for the Internet of Things onslaught

Tech-savvy higher education IT executives may be on top of many of the changes looming in technology, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is not yet one of them. They are fully aware it is coming, but as of now, the IoT is not yet a major focus.

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Taking Control of Your IoT Future

The Internet of Things (IoT) could be the next big disruptive technology coming to a school district near you. Unfortunately, according to Bob Nilsson, the author of this article, most IT pros in educational settings not only don’t have IoT on their radars, but many don’t know what it is. What implications does IoT have for your school system?

IoT uses Internet connections to make objects “smart” and is currently used in applications like thermostats, lighting systems, etc. It’s basically the ability to control objects through technology in ways that can increase efficiencies and reduce costs. For those who are intrigued by the possibilities, Nilsson offers a checklist of what to be thinking about now to pave the way for IoT in the future.

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