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Internet Of Everything Gets New Moniker

In an industry plagued by buzzwords and acronyms, few will lament Cisco’s decision to use ‘digitisation’ instead of the ‘Internet of Everything (IoE)’ at its conference this year. The fact that Cisco had persisted with IoE instead of the almost universally used Internet of Things (IoT) was an illogical and pedantic annoyance for many, not least because the IoT is, of course, a marketing term itself, representing a group of technologies. At last year’s Cisco Live event in Milan, the company endeavoured to explain the difference between IoT and IoE. The IoT, it said, connects objects, but IoE uses a network to correlate people, process, data and things to become “intelligent”.

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