Internet of Everything (IOE)Many people are familiar with the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT). Which defines it as "a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data." Therefore, it's not surprising that people might be confused when we start talking about the Internet of Everything (IoE).
What? and Why are we talking about IOE? Is IoE simply a rebranding of IoT?
IOE is a technology concept that sees previously unconnected objects and processes being converged with the ones that are digital-first by their nature. This all-encompassing convergence of physical and digital domains is set to disrupt individual organizations and entire industries like nothing before.
According to Cisco IOE is"The latest wave in the Internet’s evolution, IoE is the networked connection of people, process, data, and things. It represents the confluence of multiple technology trends: mobility (ubiquitous high-speed mobile networks, smart devices, and apps); cloud computing; social networks; instant collaboration with anyone, anywhere; data analytics; and finally, an explosion in connected “things,” via inexpensive, intelligent sensors. IoE brings these elements together through standards-based IP networks, and Cisco projects that it will generate a staggering $19 trillion in value over the next 10 years”
IoE will continue to create a platform of connected solutions, sensors and networks built off of sometimes sensitive data and personal information. This platform is something that will always need to be secured – in fact, the security challenges that come with the IoE will only increase down the road. Security should be thought of as a process, not a tool or a solution.