The Internet of Everything (IoE) should be understood as the next evolutionary stage of the Internet of Things (IoT) – that 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.
On one hand, the IoE is being enabled by advancements with standardized, ultra-low-power wireless technologies. Likes of Bluetooth and ZigBee have proven instrumental in driving sensor and node implementations, while Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity serve as a backbone for transferring the collected data to the cloud.
On the other hand, the emergence of Big Data and associated analytics are taking the potential value of the wirelessly-enabled IoE applications and services to a whole new level. More extensively and granularly-analyzed data sets allow extracting real-world insights – and thereby further value – from assets and actions that have traditionally been much more opaque.
Building on ABI Research’s unparalleled expertise in wireless connectivity, the Internet of Everything Research Service is at the forefront of this industry shift. In addition to quantifying the billions of connections within the IoE ecosystem, this Research Service also takes a deep dive into the most critical and transformative applications and services that are made possible by the connectivity layer.