Internet of Everything (IoE)

This article is a translation of the German IOTA Beginner’s Guide by Schmucklos.

Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is formed by connecting people, processes, data and things. The advantage of IoE is that it connects people, devices, *appliances, processes, data and things together to form an intelligent process. With IoE almost everything is connected over the Internet and data is provided in real time.

In IoE, not only computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones are connected to each other, as in the traditional Internet. IoE also connects intelligent machines that can access a database and use advanced networking services. Therefore, the possible applications for IoE networks range from sensor networks and electronic devices, as well as consumer electronics and wellness industry equipment, to facilities in a smart city, to the integration of motor vehicles and traffic facilities, to industrial machines and distributed, intelligent hardware. Such constellations offer an unprecedentedly high degree of networking between people, processes and things.

*(Appliances = combined system of computer hardware and software specifically optimized for this hardware, e.g. household appliances)

Difference between IoT and IoE

IoT (Internet of Things) makes objects intelligent, i.e. logic and network functionality enable them to exchange information with other devices.

With IoE (Internet of Everything), intelligent things are linked to processes, data and people, which leads to an increased automation of the economy and has an increasing impact on society (buzzword: “Big Data”).

While IoT forms a unified technological transition, IoE comprises various technologies, including IoT technology and various communication links. The classic approach of host-based communication is being replaced by content-based communication in IoE. This network architecture is about the qualified information content, its identification, forwarding and storage.

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Last Updated on 16. February 2021