Internet of Things (IOT) The Internet of Things (Internet of things) is a new phenomenon in Information Communication Technology it has arrived and seems it is here to stay for the unforeseeable future. According to an article written by Peter High in Forbes magazine it ranks high among one of the top strategic Information Technology trends that are growing at a rapid rate (High, 2013). Internet of things can be defined as a concept where everyday devices are implanted with electronics, sensors, connectivity and software to enable them to exchange data and information about the current state, their location and the environment with other connected devices or it can simply be defined as a network of devices with aim of coordinating communication between the devices themselves and humans. Through using sensors the devices are made smart and are able to communicate, generate and transmit data.  (‘What is Internet of Things - Definition from’, 2014) Picture1.png
Fig 1. Internet of things                                           (‘Security in the Internet of things - Internet of Things’, no date)

I.T has evolved at an unbelievable rate over the last 20 years, and if you are still stuck in the old way of doing things you are doing yourself and your company a great disservice.


If we look at the history of technology and just think for a moment how far we have come it is just astounding.


We can think of many examples of how far we have come with simple things like calculators, the earliest electronic calculators took up entire rooms with early functionality of basic addition and subtraction. Jump forward to 1989 and the first commercially available tablet was released. It was released by a company called GriD Systems and had a full touch screen and ran MS-DOS 3.3. Jump forward again to 1994 and we have the first Smart phone,

How Technology changed Music Production


IT has made a huge difference in how music is created and consumed. There is a myriad of applications out there that can be used for creating and consuming music. Digital streaming Digital streaming services such as Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, Google music and Itunes allows us to listen to any music genre out there and anywhere if we have an internet connection. It also means that we don’t have to buy an entire album just because we like one song. This has changed the way that artist needs to advertise their albums to attract as many potential listeners as possible.


Creating Music

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