The internet of just about everything

The Internet of Everything is going to change the world, and is the biggest dislocation that is going to occur in IT over the next decade, according to Howard Charney, senior vice president, Office of the president, Cisco.

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The internet of just about everything Howard Charney from Cisco says the world is evolving to being completely connected.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 5, 2013

The Internet of Everything is going to change the world, and is the biggest dislocation that is going to occur in IT over the next decade, according to Howard Charney, senior vice president, Office of the president, Cisco.

The principal behind this new IT trend, is that everything will be connected to the network and generating data, which means the network itself will have to evolve. The only current technology that can handle this amount of data, which will be in the petabyte range, is the cloud. The cloud is the place where the mechanisms through which we compute, are stored and the mechanisms by which we provision new networking services.

The more things that are connected to the network, the more value is created and in the UAE, the Internet of Everything is slowly beginning to gain more traction.

“The UAE still depends mostly on petro-dollars for the economy. Petroleum geological thermal experts, and mechanical engineers don’t live in the areas where the oil and gas is extracted because these are very hostile environments. We have created a mechanism for connecting these people together using high speed video and data links so that the experts do not have to live in hostile environments.

“Also, imagine a world where every joint, every valve, every drilling component is also instrumented and you collect that data as well. When you do that you are able to know when things are going to happen before they happen. There is a predictive nature to the information,” said Cisco’s Charney.

Today the world utilises video and data support but tomorrow there is a different world in which even more information and data is collected, analysed, stored and shared, according to Cisco.

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