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Internet of Everything Market Tracker


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In ABI Research’s terminology, the Internet of Everything is a technology concept that consists of three subsystems: the Internet of Digital, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Humans. Conceptually, this distinction is meant to underline that despite the ongoing convergence of the "digital-first" domain (e.g. PCs and mobile devices) and the "physical-first" domain (e.g. humans and “things”) there is still, technologically speaking, only one "Internet" to which the components within both domains may connect.

The said digital-physical convergence is underpinned by the evolution toward a ubiquitously connected world. This megatrend, then, is emerging as a critical strategic question for practically all technology companies – regardless of whether they are IC vendors, module suppliers, device OEMs, software vendors, service providers, or enterprises.

The emergence of standardized low-power wireless technologies is one of the main enablers of the IOE, with technologies like Bluetooth and ZigBee driving node/sensor implementations and Wi-Fi or cellular providing the backbone for data transfer to the cloud. Due to this dynamic, ABI Research considers it imperative to track the industry with a holistic database that captures the connectivity chain on an end-to-end basis.

This product brings together many of ABI Research's data streams across connectivity technologies and end markets to give an overall picture of the trend that the Internet of Everything represents. It provides a historical view back to 2000 and a forecast to 2020 across nine end-market verticals and eleven technologies, using the installed base of connected endpoints as the key metric.

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