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openSAP: How the Internet of Things and Smart Services Will Change Society

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The Internet of Things will forever change our personal and professional lives. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices communicating through the Internet. Devices can range from connected coffee makers, cars, or sensors on cattle to connected machines in a production plant. These devices provide data that offers new insights, and as they talk to each other, they develop their own intelligence and can advise customers about optimal ways to put them to use. This will revolutionize consumer habits and the way we do business.

For this openSAP course, we have invited two of the leading experts in the field, Henning Kagermann and Bernd Leukert. They will share their views on the Internet of Things, how it will change society and transform businesses, as well as discuss which enabling technologies are instrumental for making use of the Internet of Things, and the challenges and opportunities that lie before us.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the Internet of Things. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge as everything is explained easily and informally.

After completing the course, you will be able to explain key terms and trends around the Internet of Things. You will have an understanding of the potential and value of the Internet of Things and Smart Services, and you will understand the opportunities and benefits for society, companies, and consumers.

This is a special edition openSAP course; your total learning time will be just two to three hours. The course is broken down into eight units consisting of one video per unit, with self-tests for you to complete after each section. Your results will not be saved; they are just for your personal use. At the end of the course, there is a course assignment. If you complete the course assignment successfully, you will receive a record of achievement.

The online discussion forum will be available for you to collaborate with other learners and SAP experts. The forum will be monitored from March 25 to May 5. After this time, you can still access the course content, but you will not be able to reply to or create new discussions within the forum. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting. Feel free to dip in whenever you have a few minutes to spare and complete the next unit to learn about how the Internet of Things will change our lives.

Syllabus

Part 1: Societal Perspective (Interview with Henning Kagermann):

  • Unit 1: Key Trends and Terms – the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Unit 2: Smart Services
  • Unit 3: Effects on Society
  • Unit 4: Challenges and Opportunities for Society

Part 2: Business Perspective (Interview with Bernd Leukert):

  • Unit 5: Key Trends and Terms – Digital Transformation and Business
  • Unit 6: Smart Software for Smart Services
  • Unit 7: Enabling Technologies
  • Unit 8: Challenges and Opportunities for Business
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider openSAP
Language English
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11 months ago
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Zack Trossell is taking this course right now, spending 40 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course looks very intriguing and seems reasonably challenging yet enjoyable. I would recommend this course for others to complete!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
11 months ago
Hitchgaminguk dropped this course, spending 40 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
wow this is great. i really liked to touch my winky sometimes and it feels good most of the time

im also very gay
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Jesus Navas completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z.
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a year ago
Javad Khaghani is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Imagine that your electrical vehicle its self founds out it needs to be recharge or repaired then it sends a message to your smartphone to notice you. Also you are ran out of milk.your refrigerator shows a message on your smartphone to buy some.If you want,it sends this message automatically to the nearest shopkeeper to bring you one bottle!!!
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