It is without doubt a world becoming digital. As of June, 2012, more than 2.4 billion people are Internet users. In a recent survey nearly half of American adults and nearly two-thirds of young adults reported that they owned a smart phone.It is estimated that soon there will be more than 3.9 billion mobile subscribers globally.
Not only are our personal devices digital...so too are many of our every-day items from the appliances in our kitchens to our automobiles. Today and from here forward, people, machines, proccesses, data, and more are connected in ways that were not envisioned only twenty years ago.
This is the Internet of Everything and it is creating a data explosion. The means and methods of human/computer interaction are rapidly changing and evolving. The opportunity and challange then is how to actively make use of and derive ongoing value from this expansive digital world.
Central here is the digital experience. Central here is how to give your customers, patients, citizens, partners, and employees an exceptiional digital experience.
After all your code may be clean and your designs lovely, but the digital world is all about people and thier wants, needs, and desires. The people who are ready and willing to transmit and recieve information and experiences anywhere, at any time, and on any device. The people who are ready, willing, and able to engage and be engaged by your digital creations. It is people then that must be the center of every approach.
Look anywhere you wish from the malls to the highways at home or at the office; we are wired. (even when the 'wires' are wireless radio signals) Imagine now, every device seamlessly and discretely exchanging data to every other device, in all places and at each moment, everywhere.
The world has becoming digital. There is no going back. Soon we will all be able to experience first-hand the world of Big Data and the evolution that is fast upon us. This then is :The Internet of Everything.