Leah Herman

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2018


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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become prevalent within the last 20 to 30 years because of the high degree of technological advances. In order to connect physical devices, like automobiles and buildings, with humans by embedding or creating unique identities to enable data collection or transfer over networks, the Internet of Things was created. The IoT is an extremely broad topic that relates to many parts of the technology revolution as a whole.

With advancements such as a decrease in the cost of data storage and the exponential growth of the internet, the rise of the IoT has been extremely influential in the realm of data analytics. Many areas of data analytics are involved in the IoT, such as R. The IoT is all about taking data that has been collected through devices, the internet and any other medium and making decisions relating to that data. For example, decision trees in R take data that has been collected through the IoT and uses the data to create decisions.

In other places in the world, the significant growth of the IoT has become the norm. Since the inception of the IoT, many people have become reliant on this new technology for aspects of their life. Amazon is a big player in the world of the IoT. Amazon’s Alexa is coming forward as a product that can be used with data over a network. Alexa is a device that similar to Apple’s Siri has been able to transform how data is used through the IoT and through Artificial Intelligence. A user can ask the device to play music, add something to the shopping list or even hold a conversation about the weather. With the inclusion of products like Alexa, the IoT is able to grow at extreme rates showing a colossal importance in the world of technological advancements.

Works Cited

“What Is Internet of Things (IoT)?” IoT Agenda. N.p., June 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

Rodriguez, Jesus. “Is Amazon Echo the next Enterprise IoT Platform?” CIO. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.


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Professional Achievements

    • Class project Spring 2016

    • AIS officerFall 2017

    • Fox IT Career FairFall 2017

    • Other Career Fair Spring 2017

    • IBIT small group meeting with industryFall 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

    • IBIT/CDI Challenge or ConferenceFall 2016, Fall 2017

    • Active AIS memberFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

    • Fox IT AwardsSpring 2016, Spring 2017

    • AIS professional development workshopFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

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