The early 21st century has been heralded intensely as the information, digital, cybernetic age, evolving into the age of total communication. Prior to this, organisations carried out their business processes manually, where it could habitually take days to complete a single transaction. Originating from making a telephone call to a company, outlining your needs or venture, this company in-turn sends the required information via the post, risking delays, or even being mislaid altogether. Once you have received the documents, you then fill them in and return them in the post. These documents would then have been checked, verified and sent to another department to complete that transaction. This process could be very time consuming.
In the present day, organisations that have the appropriate resources, rarely carry out transactions manually, with most transactions carried out electronically, where a customer can also view the progress of the process from inception to completion, or withdrawals. Transactions are carried within minutes; one can turn on their heater at home from any location, with driverless cars now being tested. People can now use their phones to make payment, and other electronic, instant tasks that we thought would be impossible 20 years ago.
The growth of the internet and Information Technology is so fascinating , and the growth of it has just started, and will continue to expand beyond your realm of your expectations of technology and the internet, with its constant advancement. This is crucial in my opinion, especially as I am motivated by changes and improvements.
Analytical and logical by nature and having the right attitude in exploring and solving problems. I always rise to the challenges that I face and research how to solve the issue however long it takes.For example during my second year, I worked with an organisation, and radically re-engineered their business processes. (From manual systems to automated system)
Business Information Systems explores every aspect of information technology, from learning how to write codes using notepad, command prompt, and visual basics platforms, and the ability to use SQL is creating/ retrieving /deleting data. Being a team player, identifying and working with stakeholders to understand their needs.Good Communication skills are important, communicating with others at all levels of an organisation and working with various teams, analysing current processes, and proposing “To Be” processes, that will help an organisation to save time and resources and remain competitive. Furthermore, how to break down high level requirements, to user stories, functional and Non-functional requirements are very paramount. Traditionally gathering requirements, and transforming these into prototypes, by utilising various UML tools. carrying out research on different modules, and presenting findings to a wide range of audience is also an important aspect
I have worked on multiple projects, transforming processes developing websites, writing of business cases, prototyping, Database design, and project management. I since realised that, there is so much more to learn, and am keen to consolidate my existing knowledge, hence I would like to educate myself further in this field, to gain more understanding of IoT, and also to boost my career prospects , and if possible learn how to have my own start up.
IoT is about people devices, data, security, sensors, and connectivity, holistically IoT will enhance productivity and increase customer experience. Another benefit of IoT is that, its implementation can allow businesses to monitor overall business processes, save time and money, ability to integrate and adapt new business models and also allows better decision making, most of all, it increases revenue.
Today we face a present and future, in which our survival is challenged by too much information from too many sources carried by too many media / devices which lead to IoT,
and my desire is to be equipped with the knowledge and experience, which allow me to engage & enable society, organisations alike in embracing and adapting to the concept of IoT.