What is the Internet of Everything and how is it affecting us?
The Internet of Everything, often shortened to IoE, has been a game-changing trend for a few years now. Anyone in technology has come across the term, has either been entirely captivated by what it means or indifferent to its obtuseness and how it impacts people.
So What is the Internet of Everything?
To first understand this term, we have to understand where (and what) it derives from. The Internet of Everything is often misunderstood as the Internet of Things, or IoT. The latter defines connectivity between objects, allowing them to exchange data as needed. The concept has been applied to smart homes, home appliances and, of course, mobile phones.
The Internet of Everything, IoE, brings that basic concept to a whole new level. IoE connects more than objects, bridging new gaps and forging new connected relationships.
The term originated global networking giant, Cisco. Their original definition labeled IoE as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before-turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.” (1).