Final thesis: Internet of Things for business: From sick(care) to health(care)

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Internet of Things for business: From sick(care) to health(care)

Report i wrote for my final thesis at Sogeti, ViNT – Verkenning Instituut New Technology.

Cisco unveils Internet of Everything strategy

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Cisco today announced plans to acquire Ubiquisys, a privately held British company that creates public-access small-cells — miniature base stations that let wireless service providers expand connectivity to locations that are otherwise hard to reach, particularly indoors.

According to Padmasree Warrior, the company’s Chief Technology and Strategy officer, the acquisition fits into Cisco’s vision of the “Internet of Everything,” where billions of connected devices provide a continuous stream of real-time data that can power all kinds of decisions.

For that to work, devices must be connected all the time, no matter where they are. “If you look at traditional cellular technology, 3G or 4G, having it inside the building is always a challenge. Whereas Wi-Fi works very well in local buildings.” Ubiquisys technology will help “bring those two together,” Warrior told CITEworld.

The Internet of Everything — or Internet of things, as it’s more commonly called — has been a big theme for Cisco lately. Warrior told us that Cisco sees it as the third major era of the Internet.

The first era of the 1990s was mostly about moving commercial transactions online, with big e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay and Google search advertising replacing many less efficient forms of offline advertising. The second era added immersive collaboration — social sharing through sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, and collaboration through services such as Skype and Cisco’s own WebEx.

“This next decade will be about the digitization of society,” says Warrior. “It’s not going to replace other two, it’s an additive thing. The internet of things is about sensor networks, machines communicating with other machines, and lots of data being created by this usage.”

She says that the trend is being driven by three main factors:

  • The mainstreaming of sensors. “We always had sensors, it kind of started in the 90s with RFID tags for tagging things and tracking things.” But the technology has become more prevalent as the sensors and related processors have gotten smaller, more power efficient, and cheaper. “We can put more compute power, more memory into the edge as well as back in the cloud, into the data center. All of this driving the capability of  machines to communicate with other.”
  • Cloud computing. Distributed computing makes it possible for companies to store and analyze the massive amounts of data being tracked by all these sensors.
  • The migration of everything to IP networks. The switch to IPv6, which increases the number of IP addresses so that every device in the world can theoretically have its own, is key here. “We expect to have 50 billion things connecting to network by 2020, going up from 10 billion now…. so IPv6 becoming extremely critical.”

Cisco has an interest in promoting the Internet of things, and IPv6 specifically, as it will encourage businesses and service providers to make infrastructure upgrades — including, perhaps, new Cisco equipment. But Warrior gave us a good real-world example as to why businesses might want to invest in this change.

“The biggest challenge for most retailers is how to get customers to physically come into store as more online shopping is becoming prevalent,” she explained. But if retailers can push electronic coupons to users based on their interests, then know when those users come into the store, that can have a direct effect on sales.

“I know if I pushed a coupon to you, I give you an alert to your mobile device, you can go straight to that product and pick it up, and pay from your phone if you don’t want to wait in line. To do that, you need all those things I described” — a way to collect data about who your customers are, detect when they walk into the store, and take specific actions.

As businesses seek out these kinds of scenarios, the role of IT will continue the shift that started a few years ago with consumerization, says Warrior.

“The world of IT thus far has been about providing connectivity tech, allowing apps to run securely in client-server model…. Now it’s much more of this broker kind of role for IT. There will be lots of devices, deployed from the cloud — not just smartphones, when I say devices I also mean sensors. If you’re a retail business and you have wireless access points and sensors keeping track of which customer came where, there’s a lot of data, a lot of analytics that you as a businessperson now need. IT becomes a broker of technology.”

Eventually, she speculates, IT could even provide a catalog of various different services for business units to choose from, and let each business unit pay only for what they consume.


Cisco defined the IoE as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before—turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for individuals, businesses, and countries.

The company predicts that as we move into a “fundamental mobile and video” world, the Internet of Everything, which combines the internet of things with the internet used by people and their mobile devices, will create $14.4 trillion in value and boost the overall corporate profits by 21% all by 2022. Cloud computing, mobile computing, big data, the increasing processing powers and many other technology trends and business economics are ushering the age of IoE, and creating an unprecedented opportunity to connect the unconnected; people, process, data and things. Currently 99.4% of physical objects that may one day be part of the Internet of Everything are still unconnected.

“Business leaders in the Middle East today are seeking technology partners who can guide them through this unprecedented change and shape their organizations for the future. They’re asking: how can all this connectivity help me grow my business, deliver better services and experiences, and open up new possibilities? The Internet of Everything will transform the way we work, live, learn, and play. Cisco has been right at the heart of it all,” commented Rabih Dabboussi, Managing Director, Cisco, UAE.

“Cisco remains focused on helping businesses and governments drive sustainable growth in the Middle East by providing expertise to the region, including network-based technologies to help organizations innovate, drive new business models, increase productivity and create new opportunities. The Internet has already transformed nations by improving education, healthcare and citizen services through the use of information technologies, allowing for economic growth through improved communications, e-commerce, and accelerating innovation by enabling greater collaboration,” Dabboussi concluded.

Source  CiteWorldAMEinfo

Tweetchat #whyioe with @DavetheFuturist @CiscoSystems and @BrianSolis

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Yesterday Cisco organized a tweetchat about The Internet of Everything with @DavetheFuturist @CiscoSystems and @BrianSolis. Please  find below a storify of this event.
  1. @ArtJones With more than 99% of things not yet connected, we are just beginning the journey. #WhyIOE
  2. Thank you all for your time. I very much enjoyed this Twitter chat. I will provide further comments in an upcoming blog post soon… #WhyIOE
  3. RT @TeriConrad: Nice! RT @DaveTheFuturist Proud to say we got #WhyIoE trending. 1st time in @CiscoSystems history! #WhyIOE #WhyIOE
  4. The Internet of Everything: How More Relevant and Valuable Connections Will Change the World #WhyIOE
  5. The Internet of Everything: How More Relevant and Valuable Connections Will Change the World – YouTube #whyIOE
  6. Why the Internet of Everything? Because connecting the unconnected saves lives and rebuilds communities. #WhyIOE
  7. @ReinventionQ – agreed. The Internet has forever transformed how we communicate… anyone on the planet, in rich immersive ways… #WhyIOE
  8. @DazzmobileNews I personally think $14 Trillion is a low estimate of the opportunity. #WhyIOE
  9. and, here is a link to a whitepaper with much more detail: #WhyIOE
  10. @DaveTheFuturist: a digital nervous system for the planet will emerge. A new way to sense and manage our world <— WOW! #WhyIOE
  11. Talk about impatient! “@rickbouter @DaveTheFuturist @duivestein what Will be the next big thing #after#IoE #WhyIoE
  12. @DaveTheFuturist And… @YacineBaroudi Technology (Internet) allows us to share, communicate, learn in unprecedented ways… #WhyIOE #MT
  13. People Will take different providers in #IoE (pin/ code story) #whyioe
  14. @DaveTheFuturist @ReinventionQ Corps haven’t adapt 4 hiring pple with broad skills though. Corps may need evolve talent acquisition.#WhyIOE
  15. ‏@duivestein – a digital nervous system for the planet will emerge. A new way to sense and manage our world… #WhyIOE
  16. #WhyIoE Who will own the data in #IoE? How is that determine? what is “private” & what is “public”. Who stores the #data & for how long?
  17. @ReinventionQ Medicine tech skills will be needed. Same is true for many industries – cross-pollination of skills… #WhyIOE
  18. @DaveTheFuturist 4) games & ent point to current cross-device cloud apps. Are we talking sensors on everyday objects for sports/ent? #WhyIOE
  19. @ReinventionQ It’s no longer about a skill – it’s about multi-disciplianry skill sets – take healthcare as one example… #WhyIOE
  20. #WhyIoE how far are we from M2M? Will IoT happen first human to machine before the maturity of M2M and automated Biz processes?
  21. 1 “@ReinventionQ @DavetheFuturist What 1 individual skill/trait do u think is most valuable 2 cultivate 2 be relevant in #WhyIOE economy?”
  22. Who will emerge as leaders on the analytics and data crunching side of the IoE?
    @davethefuturist @briansolis #whyioe
  23. @YacineBaroudi Technology (the Internet) is allowing us to share, communicate, learn in ways unprecedented in history… #WhyIOE
  24. @YacineBaroudi @DaveTheFuturist @CiscoSystems IoT v IoE People, process, data, things. 99% of physical objects are still unconnected #WhyIOE
  25. @DavetheFuturist What 1 individual skill/trait do u think is most valuable 2 cultivate 2 remain relevant in #WhyIOE economy?
  26. The risks are innovation, competitiveness, inefficiency, time to market, customer loyalty to name just a few. #WhyIOE
  27. @DaveTheFuturist Difference Internet of Things vs of Everything pls? Or is it just an @CiscoSystems branding spin? @briansolis #WhyIOE
  28. #WhyIoE what industry do you think is most mature to take on IoE first? Healthcare? Energy? what are low hanging use cases
  29. .@davethefuturist What is the risk to companies that don’t transform using the Internet of Everything? #WhyIOE
  30. MT @mike_rochip: #WhyIOE Are we talking about the Internet as we know it any more? #EoE
  31. .@davethefuturist Which industries drive the most Value at Stake in the Internet of Everything? #WhyIOE
  32. What could #gigbit internet do to offer an internet of everything FOR the public good? #WhyIOE
  33. and information services, finance and insurance, and healthcare. #WhyIOE
  34. 4 out of 18 industries make up more than half the total Value at Stake – This includes – manufacturing, retail trade, (and…) #WhyIOE
  35. 3 core principles of social business are a must here; engagement, transparency & agility but how deep are these actually penetrating #WhyIOE
  36. @YacineBaroudi @rickbouter @DaveTheFuturist IOE healthcare raises ethical, reliability, privacy & security questions. #WhyIOE
  37. @DaveTheFuturist To what extent do you see technology pushing human readiness for #IoE? #WhyIoE
  38. #WhyIOE We’ve rethought the “things” part but what about the “Internet” part? Are we talking about the Internet as we know it any more? #EoE
  39. @TeriConrad Hi Teri. Here’s the link to the #IOE Economy whitepaper for more info: #WhyIOE
  40. @JustinRFrench – Cisco has a rich history of unifying disparate systems based on industry open standards. #WhyIOE
  41. All about brand affinity trust and transparency those who don’t embrace will be disadvantaged #WhyIOE
  42. .@davethefuturist Which use cases will drive the most Value at Stake in the Internet of Everything? #WhyIOE
  43. How do you see the #smartgrid growing, and it what ways will we be implementing more smart grids around the US? #WHYIOE
  44. cross-industry such as future of work. Note: We focused on private sector use cases to make insights relevant for biz / industry. #WhyIOE
  45. So when we’re talking IoE we’re talking emergence of Real Life with Digital? Consistent Experience across the board? @Briansolis #WhyIOE
  46. What about the ‘white noise’ factor that IoE could create, will it be too distracting to leverage progress effectively? #WhyIOE
  47. .@davethefuturist What’s @ciscosystems role in helping businesses embrace the IoE opportunity? #WhyIOE
  48. Value at stake: 66% (9.5T) from industry-specific use cases (ex. smart grid, smart buildings) and 34% (4.9T) from… #WhyIOE
  49. How will this affect consumers and what drivers (monetization) is there fir service providers? #WhyIOE
  50. @davethefuturist, for employee productivity driver, P2P a large portion. Which industries best fit, beyond healthcare/mfg/logisitcs? #WhyIOE
  51. How are questions safety, security, ethical use and individual privacy being addressed in IOE? #WhyIOE
  52. What emphasis do you place on face 2 face engagement? At the end of day people need to get to know, like & trust stage #WhyIOE
  53. How can we use #IOE to not only entertain & inform ppl, but actually IMPROVE their daily lives thru health, transportation, energy? #WHYIOE
  54. @bussolati – IoE will impact every aspect of our lives, from healthcare to energy, to transportation, to entertainment and beyond… #WhyIOE
  55. security, standards & money making biz models needed in #IoE. Who will integrate the stack. sensor>comm>middleware>analytics #whyIoE
  56. .@davethefuturist What is the value that’s at stake with the Internet of Everything? What does it include? #WhyIOE
  57. Gr8 thought Rick”@rickbouter: @YacineBaroudi @DaveTheFuturist Tech ready 4 #ioe but are humans ready 4 such an impact on pers life? #whyioe
  58. @rickbouter @YacineBaroudi @DaveTheFuturist I would guess some are ready and others aren’t ready. Some are impatient. #WhyIOE
  59. @YacineBaroudi @DaveTheFuturist Technology is ready for #ioe but are we humans ready for such an impact on personal life? #whyioe
  60. @DaveTheFuturist But what does that say about adoption? Now more things than people on the Internet… #WhyIOE
  61. @rickbouter I believe we have already reached the tipping point. Now more things than people on the Internet… #WhyIOE
  62. Can you talk about how fragmented the Internet is? And how is cisco playing a role in defragmenting #WhyIOE
  63. @bussolati @davethefuturist I agree IOE includes people but doesn’t part of IOE include doing things 4 people without interaction?#WhyIOE
  64. @DaveTheFuturist Where do you see most significant change in our lives as a result of IoE? Or is the point that it’s evrwhr? #WhyIOE
  65. … adding network intelligence that allows convergence, orchestration, and visibility across previously disparate systems. #WhyIOE
  66. What role do you think predictive analytics will play in capitalising on IoE & will KPI’s be superseded by KPP’s? #WhyIOE
  67. #WhyIOE How can #IoE benefit humanity without creating more networks that prevent real human to human interaction?
  68. .@davethefuturist How does @CiscoSystems view the difference between Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything? #WhyIOE
  69. Four key pillars to IoE – people, things, process, data. #WhyIOE
  70. IoE brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. #WhyIOE
  71. @davethefuturist What will be the tipping point for IoE adoption for consumer segment? #WhyIoE
  72. .@davethefuturist What “is” the Internet of Everything? #WhyIOE
  73. What kind of Bandwidth is needed for #IOE and how does SDN and open flow help this? #WHYIOE
  74. We call this “Value at stake”. The 14.4 trillion number over the next decade. #WhyIOE
  75. #whyIoE where does cisco play in #IoE. Is Cisco looking to be a facilitator/ information broker? like HIE in healthcare? data in motion?
  76. Presuming ‘use of case’ term in #whyioe white paper also means case study? #WhyIOE
  77. TweetChat… The Internet of Everything is a $14 Trillion Opportunity with @CiscoSystems & #WhyIOE
  78. IoE will both create new value and redistribute value based on how well companies take advantage of the oppt. that IoE represents… #WhyIOE
  79. Please explain the ‘things’ in the #internetofthings Brian and Dave! 🙂 #whyioe
  80. Thanks everyone for joining us today, and thank you Brian… here comes the first response… #WhyIOE
  81. .@davethefuturist Because of IoE, from 2013- 2022, $14.4 trillion of value (net profit) will be “up for grabs.” Please explain #WhyIOE
  82. Welcome to a conversation w/ @ciscosystems and @davethefuturist about the Internet of Everything (IoE) #WhyIOE
  83. Welcome to today’s TweetChat hosted by Cisco where @DaveTheFuturist and @BrianSolis will discuss the opportunities of #IOE #WhyIOE

Cisco: Happy Valentine!


Happy valentine’s day from Cisco!

On February 14th, it’s hard to keep your mind focused on work. If you’re like me, you were wondering if the flowers, candy, and teddy bear you ordered would get delivered to your wife on time, or if the butcher would have any steaks left by the time you made it to the market after work. Frankly the last thing on my mind was the possibilities enabled when we connect people, processes, data and things, also known as the Internet of Everything (#IoE).


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Internet of Everything: How More Relevant and Valuable Connections Will Change the World

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Dave Evans, Cisco’s Chief Futurist, describes how the Internet of Everything will change the world for the better by creating more relevant and valuable connections.

Source Cisco