It's predicted that there would be 50 Billions of IoT (internet of things) devices which will be hyper-connected through internet. So, as a result, to operate those devices , users would need applications. A very simple example could be using an android app you could control your room temperature by modulating room heater or air conditioner.
So, is it the next big thing in the future? Yes, and the future is not so far. SAP and Intel already started to work together, where Intel would work on IoT gateways and sensors , SAP would focus on analytic tools on cloud and IoT apps.
Not only Intel, Tech Mahindra is also working in a collaboration with SAP to deploy IoT based smart charging stations for electric cars.
So, what would be happened in the job market, the professionals skilled in IoT will be required to serve the new IT services, job applicants experienced in cloud apps design and device driver programmers for IoT devices will be on demand. That would be one of the new job trends.
"Now the question is, ""Is it too early to predict all these ? "". No, already few job openings are posted regarding IoT."
Some of the SAP HANA Cloud jobs are coming up with the exposure in learning IoT concepts.This is just the very beginning. We believe there would be a big tide of job requirements for IoT professionals in the near future.