Sunday, January 18, 2015

Internet of Everything

This week in my studies, I have learned extensively on the concept known as the Internet of Everything (IoE). This is not a new term to me, but since I have been studying Cisco routers and switches extensively it was reiterated and explained in more detail. This concept developed by Cisco and is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global public-sector organizations over the next decade, as a result of cost savings, increased productivity, new revenues and enhanced citizen experiences.

Exactly what is this concept known as IoE? It is a networked connection between people, processes, data, and things. Basically, the IoE will connect everything in the world to help reduce cost, increase productivity, and enhance benefits of technology use. Overall, everything used will be interconnected through the Internet.

Some examples would be a smart building enabled and designed to have devices within the building interconnect to devices such as lights, machines, workstations, and even refrigerators. This expansion also effects the households by interconnecting stoves, cars, phones, and computers. By 2022 this concept should be enabled and every device should be a "smart" device.

Overall, this will require a large number of IT professionals to sustain this concept. The average household user may not be technically sound on how to troubleshoot or fix errors when these interconnected devices fail. The future seems to hold advancements that require these essential functions, if this Cisco theory becomes reality.

To learn more, go to:

Cisco. (2014). Internet of Everything. Retrieved from http://internetofeverything.cisco.com/

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