By: Elena Grace Flores
The prediction that 212 billion things will be connected in 2020 to deliver the $8.9 trillion industry market will put Smart Business powered by the Internet of Things as one of the major industries in the world. We are done with accepting systematic machineries or tools that are proven effective and helpful to us in coping for the fast-phased lifestyle. Home appliances, automotives and many more are now very advanced but their innovation does not stop there.
The Internet of Things aims to develop innovative products in less time, no resources wasted and no room for damages. This will place smart business in a very strategic spot – where inventions will not only be tools but solutions for expensive cost of living. They will also detect dangerous circumstances before they actually happen – making this world a better place to be.
The two platforms of IoT are geared towards enterprise for running industries and to consumers for the best service ever – using systems connected by the internet and accessible through the cloud. It is expected that countries embracing the change early on will benefit in this global economy progress by 2025. Take note that this is not all about getting a sophisticated form of internet provider. This is a mindset that must be incorporated from the educational sector – to make it easier for the public to understand what are in store for the industries and work front in general.
Being connected is not only the crucial thing in running a smart business. Having the kind of infrastructure that supports the development of this sector to create sustainable jobs is actually the most important thing. Therefore, before smart things can talk to each other, let’s go back to school and see if we are making our future experts fully equipped with the knowledge on how to develop strategic business enterprise using Internet of Things.
By: Elena Grace Flores
In the era of Smart Manufacturing, the impact of previous cancer-scare myths is still haunting the existence of cell sites. Providers of communication technology services are finding it hard to find strategic locations for their mobile phone towers because of this wrong propaganda. As a result, phone signals are not that good which is also a bad thing for subscribers. To pacify people opposing the installation of phone towers, the Department of Health issues a Radiation Safety Certificate as a guarantee that they are indeed safe. read this example from Globe:
“The radiation safety certificates for every cell site that we have in the country are a proof that concerns over potential health hazard coming from base stations are without basis,” said Emmanuel Estrada, Globe head of Network Technologies Strategy. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/business/2013/08/27/globe-cell-sites-radiation-safety-certified-doh-299975
Providers that are abreast with technology as it is advancing already addressed the negative speculations by using control systems that can detect problems before they happen. Being updated with advanced methods will not only make their products and services safe but will also make them cost-efficient. So better not to believe any gossips before checking the facts. You might be blocking such progress which is also for your own benefit.
By: Elena Grace Flores
All countries were blown away after knowing the aftermath of the Storm Surge in the Philippines when Typhoon Yolanda with the International name Haiyan devastated the Eastern region of the country. However, this will not be the worst nightmare that we can expect. Philippines is only 40 years behind in Climate Change preparation – compared to poorer countries which is 100 years back. Bookmark this article:
By: SI Admin
It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released Dec. 12 by the 2013 University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). http://www.sustainableindustries.com/articles/2013/12/world%E2%80%99s-poorest-nations-100-years-behind-richest-climate-change-prep
Just imagine that Philippines was divided politically after the disaster up to this time of writing because of factional ways of leadership during the relief operations. Imagine what will happen to the poorest of the poor when a calamity of this magnitude strikes. Everyone will be affected because the desperate ones will end up looting the ones who have. This chaos will be unimaginable so before that happens, let’s empower the ones who do not have the slightest opportunity to be prepared not just for the calamity but for living sustainably in a daily basis.