IoT Current Affairs - 2020
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Information Technology firm Wipro has partnered with IT body NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to launch a skilling platform called ‘Future Skills’ for new age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) that will reach 10,000 students from over 20 engineering colleges in India.
About ‘Future Skills’ Platform
The initiative is a part of Wipro’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, TalentNext which aims to enhance quality of engineering education by preparing faculty and academic leaders to train students.
Future Skills is a new age platform built to bridge industry-academia skill gap as well as help students keep pace with emerging technologies like- AI, IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity – to make them future-ready. It will create a talent pool of students, certified by Wipro and NASSCOM.
The platform enables learning the skills required in emerging technologies and more importantly, it helps individuals develop an aptitude for learning. It allows content and people to come together as well as allows curation and learning at one’s own pace.
NASSCOM aims to add 90 million working professionals to industry by 2030, and the partnership with Wipro will ensure they possess the right skills to be employed.
Tags: AI • Corporate Social Responsibility • CSR • Future Skills • IoT
Infosys announced the launch of three blockchain-powered distributed applications for government services, supply chain management and insurance domains. These applications are equipped with predictive return on investment (ROI) analytics for business investments that can be tailored to meet numerous industry-specific needs.
These comprehensive applications are designed as ready-to-subscribe business networks, thus, they would ensure quick deployment, interoperability across disparate systems of value chain stakeholders as well as a wide variety of use cases involving other digital technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics among others.
Why are applications Block-chain powered? Enterprises using such applications can capitalize on blockchain’s benefits of trust, transparency and immutability to develop an inter-organisational conduit for strengthening their core business processes across multiple value chain partners having disparate Information Technology (IT) systems.
What is Block-chain Technology?
Block-chain Technology is a decentralized, distributed ledger that records the source of a digital asset, while, Block-chain is a new data structure which is secure and cryptography-based across a network. This technology supports cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and transfer of any data or digital asset. A blockchain consists of three important concepts- blocks, nodes and miners.
Tags: Blockchain Technology • Business Application • Cryptocurrencies • Infosys • Internet of Things