Interoperability between technologies from different vendors is one of the challenges facing the Internet of Everything, reports Michael Endler.
Cisco CEO John Chambers declared his company "all in" on the Internet of Everything (IoE) more than a year ago, and he hasn't backed down. From his appearance at CES, where Chambers said IoE will generate $19 trillion by 2020, to the IoE-themed posters plastered around San Francisco for this week's Cisco Live, the concept pervades Cisco's messaging.
To Cisco, IoE is the Internet of Things (IoT) correctly implemented. Whether it's smartphones running Uber, connected basketballs that make you a better shooter, or railroad sensors that minimize derailments, many people and businesses are already transitioning from dumb objects to smart, connected devices. Cisco describes IoE as the network architecture that ties it all together.
John Chambers speaks at this year's CES
IoE delivers "the right information to the right person or machine at the right time," Chambers told InformationWeek last week in an interview.
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