Internet of Everything
“Internet of everything” is an expression used for the connection of people, process, data and matter in an intelligent manner.
It was built to bring together people, processes and data in general in order to make network connections more relevant and efficient by turning information into action and create new economic opportunities for businesses, individuals and ultimately countries.
How does it work
- It depends on a network, which acts as an intelligent, manageable and secure platform. It needs to support billions of connected devices by building on the Internet of Things.
- The Internet of things is the foundation on which the Internet of everything is established after adding network intelligence that enables convergence, uniformity and visibility between disparate systems.
- People: the human factor is essential especially since the communication era. Their interaction is continuously evolving, from wider access to different devices such as tablets and smartphones to a growing online presence on social networks and other outlets. It is expected that people will be identified with sensors to measure one’s health balance for instance.
- Processes: it comprises technology and business processes used to manage and automate growing connections which play a fundamental role in how the other components interact in order to achieve social improvements and economic value.
- Things: a general notion used to describe different material elements such as meters, sensors and other physical items that may help connecting to the network and sharing data, ultimately providing the needed information for people and robots to take decisions.
- Data: the connectivity ensures a continuous stream of fata, which will and should not be all stored. With the emergence of more intelligent processes and more performant things in the flow of the Internet of everything, data will be able to be screened for further evaluation and decision-making.
Challenges of the Internet of Everything
- Privacy: almost all websites issue privacy warnings to their audience as part of generalized regulations meant to protect the consumer;
- Security: with the rising online criminality, users need to become more aware of sharing their personal data and most important sites have campaigns to promote and explain the purpose and scope of data-sharing, the user’s consent being mandatory in most cases;
- Energy consumption: a widespread risk, businesses are trying to create environmental-friendly solutions that use renewable energy with high level of performance;
- Network congestion: another risk related to the process and data-sharing, it may be regulated at a local, as well as a state-level.
The Internet of Everything is a growing market of which individuals should be concerned since it affects them as consumers or target audience.