ARTICLES — May 31, 2019

5 IoT Skills Needed by Business Professionals

The IoT industry is made to improve how we all do things for the better. From a smart metering system to built-in telematic devices in vehicles, businesses and their consumers are slowly brought to the IoT’s full potential. According to Gartner report, there will be 20.4 billion connected devices in 2020. The question is, are business professionals prepared for such a revolution?

The coming of IoT-driven era has commenced and with its huge growth rate in many business sectors, business professionals need to learn and get used to IoT and its benefits in their work activities. These are the basic tech skills and knowledge needed to remain relevant as the technology evolves.

Basic Understanding of IoT Ecosystem

One needs to fully understand how IoT works and the ecosystem including the hardware devices, software, and how they are both connected to each other. By knowing IoT basics, business professionals can now determine the most suitable IoT solutions for their business. This understanding can also be achieved by learning from IoT experts. In Indonesia, the IoT experts at Telkomsel IoT will be delighted to provide business professionals with useful information regarding IoT.

Business Intelligence

The information collected by IoT devices creates massive amounts of data that can be analyzed for business insight. Using data mining and basic applied stat techniques, these data can show the current trend of the business, customer behavior, even indicate ways to increase productivity and minimize costs. Without a doubt, having such a skill is valuable to the growth of the company.

Data Security

As data’s ability to drive profit makes it valuable, its protection becomes increasingly important. Business professionals need to know the necessary level of protection for different kinds of data. This includes understanding ethics and privacy policy by learning more about cybersecurity analysis and having knowledge of wireless network security.

Knowledge of IoT Network Technology

Having a basic grasp on IoT topology can help business professionals choose an IoT solution that fits the company's needs. Additionally, by combining his/her knowledge of the company’s day to day operations, a business professional can choose the IoT solution that’s manageable for the company.

Basic Knowledge of Mobile Apps Development

Some of the IoT devices will be managed through smartphones or any other mobile devices. Operating in this specific ecosystem of devices requires specific skills, so it is necessary for business professionals to understand basic apps development that helps communicate with certain hardware/sensors and testing devices on more advanced platforms.

The rise of IoT gives new challenges for business professionals, thankfully, Telkomsel IoT is here to provide expert advice for their digital transformation journey. In addition, Telkomsel IoT will work with them to tackle any business challenges through innovative use of technology and identify opportunities for new digital strategies.

As it grows, the IoT-driven business sectors will evolve from time to time. Becoming an IoT-savvy business professional will be a game changer in the industry 4.0. Prepare yourself to learn and sharpen IoT skills that will be in high demand in the future.

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