As soon as the Internet was developed, there was a desire to connect more “things” to it. Desire led to action and progress, with the Internet now connecting anywhere from 10 to 15 billion devices. Even so, less than 1 percent of things are connected to the Internet today.
This is changing. As additional networked connections are made between physical objects—and capabilities such as ontextawareness and increased processing power are applied—organizations are beginning to embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE).
As billions, or even trillions, of connections form the arteries of IoE, big data will be the blood that flows through them.