Internet of Everything Explained

Seriously it blows my mind to see how many blogs, resources and even sometimes professionals use the term Internet of Everything when they actually meant Internet of Things.

We already have provided information in detail on what is the internet of things. You can take a look at the details in our post to first understand the concepts of internet of things. On the other hand Internet of Everything is a concept which is developed by Cisco.

Internet of Everything Definition

According to Cisco, “the Internet of Everything is the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things.”

It doesn’t make a lot of sense to most people but the fine line of difference between internet of everything (IoE) and internet of things (IoT) is in the intelligent connection. Internet of things mostly about physical objects and concepts communicating with each other but internet of everything is what brings in network intelligence to bind all these concepts into a cohesive system.

the Internet of Things as the equivalent of a rail road line, including the tracks and the connections, whereas the Internet of Everything is all of that, and the trains, ticket machines, staff, customers, weather conditions, etc.

Explaining the relation between IoE and IoT, Cisco elaborates-

The “Internet of Everything” builds on the foundation of the “Internet of Things” by adding network intelligence that allows convergence, orchestration and visibility across previously disparate systems.

Luke Simmons provides an ample real life example explaining internet of everything vs. internet of things on cloudrail.com. He quotes-

“The Internet of Everything connects up all of these separate concepts into one cohesive whole. It’s not just about allowing devices to talk to each other; it’s about allowing everything to talk about each other. In some ways, you can see the Internet of Things as the equivalent of a rail road line, including the tracks and the connections, whereas the Internet of Everything is all of that, and the trains, ticket machines, staff, customers, weather conditions, etc.”

According to techopedia.com, IoE is somewhat synonym to IoT but not the same. The website defines Internet of Everything as

“a broad term that refers to devices and consumer products connected to the Internet and outfitted with expanded digital features. It is a philosophy in which technology’s future is comprised of many different types of appliances, devices and items connected to the global Internet.”

But not everyone agrees!

Yes, not everyone is convinced that Internet of Everything and Internet of Things are two different concepts.

Qualcomm is one such major tech player that believes IoT and IoE are similar. Explaining definition of IoE in its own words, Qualcomm quotes-

    “When smart things everywhere are connected together, we will be able to do more and be more. This is the Internet of Everything (IoE), a paradigm shift that marks a new era of opportunity for everyone, from consumers and businesses to cities and governments….”

What’s your stand?

Internet of Everything or/and Internet of Things, what’s your stand on these two concepts. Or you also believe that they are more of one and the same thing.

Let others know about your opinion and vote for making decision making easier.

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  • Internet of Things is the connection of all objects that you use everyday to the internet and to another that having the same goal to provide more efficient and smarter experiences.

  • Slow to speak

    Opposed to the internet of things, the internet of everything excludes nothing which is impossible, because the internet only exists and establishes through multiple separately fabricated things that connect wired or wireless with each other through “digital” data communication. These kind of things and the diversity of other added fabricated things will further increase, but can never become all things as if everything. There will always be shackles that could belong to or be part of an internet chain without participating the internet let alone need the internet. Like among other internetless things for example: the pouch of a smartphone or the clothing of uniformed personnel (such as train staff), certain stuff people use at home and certain stuff people carry while being on the road and so on….

  • Slow to speak

    Opposed to the internet of things, the internet of everything excludes nothing which is impossible, because the internet only exists and establishes through multiple separately fabricated things that connect wired or wireless with each other through “digital” data communication. These kind of things and the diversity of other added fabricated things will further increase, but can never become all things as if everything. There will always be shackles that could belong to or be part of an internet chain without participating the internet let alone need the internet. Like among other internetless things for example: the pouch of a smartphone or the clothing of uniformed personnel (such as train staff), certain stuff people use at home and certain stuff people carry while being on the road and so on….

  • Fabian Brando

    The Internet of Things is just that “Things” devices connected to smart Apps etc. and thus you have that market. Things include cars, homes, toasters, smart chips etc. The Internet of Everything is the programming i.e., APIs, people, devices, processes and everything that will deploy the “Iot” to the production stage…which is the IoE…. Cisco is preparing IoE as the future of “Everything Connected”…and they should know, as they provide 80% of IS Systems Worldwide i.e., Routers, Switches, MuX, Hubs etc. Cisco is already offering IoE Certifications for IoE -CCNA, CCIE and et. al.
    The Iot and the IoE are not the same… this is why Cisco defines it verbosely… IoE is the future Not “Iot”