Are you ready for the Internet of Everything?

Cisco predicts 2014’s disruptive trends in first-ever Technology Radar Study

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Are you ready for the Internet of Everything? Ghoul: 2014 and beyond will bring a hugely influential and constructive technology explosion throughout the Middle East region.
By Staff Writer Published  February 4, 2014

Cisco yesterday unveiled the findings of its first ever Technology Radar study, highlighting the key trends the networking giant believes are set to "redefine businesses and life" across the Middle East in 2014.

The report is based on intelligence gathered by over 70 global technology "scouts" and focuses on trends that include context-aware computing; machine-to-machine connections; browser based video and collaboration; video mega-trends; building the next Internet with new architectures; security; and mobile device management.

Driving all of these, Cisco believes, is the Internet of Everything (IoE) - the interconnections of people, processes, data, and things - which Cisco believes represents a $19trn opportunity, globally over the next decade ($14.4trn in the private sector and $4.6trn in the public sector). By 2020, Cisco reports that the growth of connected "things" will reach 21bn.

"IT organizations across the Middle East need to prepare for the Internet of Everything, and what we are now seeing is the emergence of an application economy where the focus will no longer be simply on the hardware, but also on supporting a larger number of applications on all connected devices," said Tarek Ghoul, general manager, Cisco Gulf, Levant and Pakistan.

"Big changes now need to take place to make sense of exponentially increasing and varied types of data coming in from devices ranging from smartphone applications to information generated by a city's infrastructure."

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