Many entrepreneurs began to realize the advantage of IoT implementation in their industries via the use of the embedded sensor and internet connection to facilitate the abundant information and order transmission. It can be said that IoT requires the big data set controlling the factory, lighting, security system, energy system, logistic system and others. IoT helps the entrepreneurs to improve the efficiency, security and productivity of the factory. Additionally, IoT promotes the integration of the supply chain.
Colonel Settapong Malisuwan, Ph.D., the Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission and Director of the National Telecommunications Commission explained that IoT technology is the game changer of the automatic systems in industries. The implementation starts from the IoT installation as the organization’s platform. Then, the organization will operate and test the IoT system to solve the existing problems for the new benefits and values of the industry. It also helps reduce the cost, as it replaces the human labor with higher efficiency. Additionally, the system responds to the problems at the real time.
IoT and security
As the sensor is designed to connect with the internet, IoT equipment must be safe for the use, either for general consumers or businesses. The IoT security does not limit only to the protection against cyber attacks, it also covers the physical issues, data access right, privacy of the data owner, etc. Regarding IoT adoption to each activity, it requires different thinking methods. Therefore, the country urgently needs the human resource who would develop the thinking, security process and privacy of the IoT system as the main drive of the industry.
Nowadays, the IoT platform service in Europe, such as France, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, has tremendously developed. As for the Asian region, especially in the IT leading countries, IoT has become a platform of many industries. And it is expected that IoT will be the promising service in all industries.
DEPA realizes the growing significance of IoT in industries. Hence, DEPA, under the cooperation with Phuket Rajabhat University, holds the workshop training of the course “IoT for Developer” (First class) to provide knowledge of IoT to the attendants. The attendants are expected to understand and adopt IoT to their businesses, as well as further developing the digital industry in the future. The Phuket DEPA office aims to establish the IoT human resource community in Phuket to mutually develop and strengthen the digital industry.