The Intenet of Things (IoT)
This is a useful infographic that clearly demonstrates the range of devices that can and will be connected to the IoT.
The video from Libellium shows the growth and use ot the IoT globally.
The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the internet, by individuals and organisations. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential, and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge. This unit will provide you with a greater understanding of how organisations use information sources both internally and externally and the types of information you will encounter. The skills gained by completing this unit will give you knowledge of the functionality of information and how data is stored and processed by organisations. You will also learn about how individuals use information of various types. This unit will help you to understand the legislation and regulation governing information that flows into and out of an organisation and the constraints and limitations that apply to it. You will also learn the relationship between data and information. Knowledge gained in the study of this unit will also help prepare you for relevant industry qualifications such as VM Ware.
|The difference in access to digital resources in different areas of the world, different social groups or different economic groups.|
|The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, especially through not being subject to copyright or other legal restrictions.|
Data (and information)
|Data is the raw material that is to be processed for information or for collection of details. It is unorganized data or facts that are to be processed. Data is plain fact and it has to be processed for further information. Data has no meaning when it has not been interpreted.|
|Data processing||The carrying out of operations on data, especially by a computer, to retrieve, transform, or classify information.|
|Data||Data is information that has been coded and structured in some way, ready for processing, storage, transmission, etc. Data has no context and has no meaning. Examples of data could include: shoe size stored in the stock database of a shop, a date, etc.|
|Wearable technology||Wearable technology is clearly gadgets you wear, but there are important distinctions. Wearable technology isn't a trendy pair of headphones, for example, or a digital watch.The new age of wearables tap into the connected self – they're laden with smart sensors, and make use of a web connection, usually using Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your smartphone.|
|The divide that exists in terms of access to information between different countries and different types of holders of information across the world.|
|Green IT||The practice of reducing energy use by IT equipment and thus improving sustainability. This relates to both individuals and organisations. The main purpose of Green IT is to increase the sustainability of IT equipment and operations. Examples of Green IT range from an individual using their PC power settings to automatically switch off the screen after a certain time with no keyboard/mouse activity, up to the virtualisation of a large, global organisation’s data stores to reduce the number of servers in their data centres.|
|Holder of information||Any individual or organisation that holds information.|
|Information||Information is data that has been given context and meaning in some way (e.g. by processing, storing or transmission). An example of information is: a shop receipt showing the model, price and size of shoes, together with the time and date of the purchase|
|Information formats||The different ways in which information can be presented using world wide web (www) technologies. Examples of information formats are: web pages; RSS feeds; podcasts; blogs; and social media channels.|
|Information style||The style of information, regardless of the technology used. For example, the audio information style could be represented by spoken instructions, an MP3 music file, a DVD soundtrack or a podcast. Many, but not all, of the information styles will have a corresponding information format on the world wide web.|