Turn to IWCE to get your online education fix before the end of the year
By Stacey Orlick, IWCE's event and content director
During the next three months, IWCE will host three online College of Technology classes, so you can get a jump start on becoming more efficient in 2016.
The “Internet of Things” is the latest buzzword, but what exactly is it? What kind of “things” are in it (or should it be “on it”)? And how secure is all this technology? Whether it’s your smart fridge, health monitor or enterprise security system, more and more devices are connected on both wired and wireless networks, which present unique and new vulnerabilities.
On Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. EST, join cybersecurity expert Bill Butler of Capitol Technology University as he gives an overview of “The Connected World—How Secure is the Internet of Things?” Regardless of your views on technology, make sure you have the data you need to keep your devices and networks safe. It’s scary and fascinating at the same time … Click this link to get $20 off your registration and pay only $79!
Assuming we know how to secure our Internet of Things, how do we use them to make our cities smarter and more streamlined? Local governments can take advantage of technology in a variety of places to create a smart system that streamlines energy, buildings, infrastructure and transportation through technology. Smart devices—for example, connected meter readers, a secure connected power grid and the Internet of Things—can create smart services for citizens and agencies alike.
On Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. EST, hear Andres Carvallo, who (literally) wrote the book on the smart grid, examine what is available now, what is coming and how it all works together. Registration will be open soon.
Keep a look out for the online College of Technology webinar in December, when we’ll be “Assessing Indoor Coverage.”
Not too long ago, calling 911 from a landline meant that the dispatchers automatically had your location—an address they could give to first responders, who could find the caller quickly. But, with the proliferation of cell phones, that ability to pinpoint location has diminished greatly, particularly when an emergency call is made from inside a building or other structure. In addition, coverage can be spotty at best in densely populated areas or in underground transportation systems.
On Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. EST, learn how carriers, building owners and enterprises can help increase coverage and capacity indoors and underground, as well as fine-tune location information from users needing emergency assistance or simply wanting to access new location-based enterprise services. Registration will be open soon.
We’ll have one more online College of Technology webinar in February before IWCE 2016, but these three webinars will give you an advantage as you start the new year!