The Internet of Things - IoT
Internet Evolution Revolution by Enrique de Argaez
The Internet of Things (IoT), which can also be called the Internet
of everything and of everybody, is the network of physical objects accessed through the
Internet, especially by wifi and mobile technology. These objects contain embedded
technology to interact with internal situations or the external environment. In other
words, these objects can sense and communicate. This new feature in objects changes
how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.
In the coming years, the IoT will be connecting new places,
such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, transportation
systems, cars and drivers, and many more objects, to the Internet. When an object
can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity
means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to increase efficiency
and improve safety and security.
Another technology that is growing in popularity is Cloud Computing
Each of these sites requires you to fill
out an online profile specifying your experience and skill level.
Some allow you to list examples of your work.
Let's take a closer look at the main
This is probably the most popular, likely due to their large
advertising budget. You'll find their ads in all of the more
popular magazines and pasted everywhere online.
Like most of these services, you must first
create a profile that details who you are and what you do. The
site currently claims over 32,000 members with over 7,000 job
listings. They also offer a variety of backend services such as
articles, and an ezine and other goodies that will help you run
your home business more efficiently.
This site is set up in an auction setting where you bid on
projects that interest you. Use of an online rating system allows
buyers and sellers to make comments about each other which are
then publicly shared. eLance covers all business categories you
can possibly think of.
When you are self-employed you have to take care of your taxes and obligations.
Not to do so on a timely basis is to invite disaster. In all countries, you must
get tax information and register. Here is the tax information for the United
Self-employment was considered in the past as one secondary means
of bringing a person into the mainstream of society as a
productive and contributing individual. Growth in self-employment
over the last two decades in most western economies has changed
this perception. Self-employment is now considered as a full and
viable alternative to traditional wage and salary employment.
Self-employment is used to reduce unemployment and foster
entrepreneurship. Here is the U.S. Government's official web portal for the
Self-Employed. It is structured like a table of contents listing the various
subjects and/or issues related to self-employment.
Last but not less, the Office Depot has good information and tips for the Self-Employed,
called the www.smallbizclub.com with a collection of links to articles
with useful information for running your own business.
So next time your business is slow and
you're not quite sure where your next paycheck is coming from,
browse through the "free-lance" sites and you will have an "online job" in no
time at all!
Likewise, if you need to outsource your work,
check these sites to get good prices and save money outsourcing
your own company work projects.
About the Author: Enrique de Argaez is webmaster of several Internet
websites and author of several newsletters. He is active in
Internet Global Marketing, Internet
Publishing, and Internet Usage Research. Visit his main English
websites at www.internetworldstats.com and www.allaboutmarketresearch.com