IoE – the Internet of Everything – is formed by networking data, processes, things and people. It is able to create connections between different kinds of objects such as people, devices, *appliances, data, processes and things into a single intelligent process. The context in this is that in IoE, almost everything is online and connected via the Internet, and the delivery of data is real-time.
With IoE, not only are computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones connected to each other, as with the traditional Internet, but also intelligent machines that can access a dataset 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 devices, to smart city facilities, to the integration of motor vehicles and traffic facilities, to industrial machines and distributed smart hardware. Such constellations offer a previously unknown 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
In IoT (Internet of Things), objects are made intelligent, i.e. logics and network functionality enable them to exchange information with other devices.
In the IoE (Internet of Everything), smart things are linked to processes, data and people, which leads to increasing automation of the economy and has an increasing impact on society, keyword “Big Data”.
While the IoT forms a unified technological transition, the IoE encompasses various technologies, including IoT technology and diverse communication links. The classic approach of host-based communication is being replaced by content-based communication in the IoE. This network architecture is about the qualified information content, its labeling, forwarding and storage.