Internet of Everything? A matter of innovating as a texture of practices

Authors

  • Cristina Mele University of Naples Federico II
  • Tiziana Russo Spena University of Naples Federico II
  • Valeria Improta University of Naples Federico II

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.wpn.1.2.1

Keywords:

Internet of Everything, Practice, Innovation

Abstract

In recent years, the possibility to connect smart devices as computers, smartphones and tablet has been growing. The emergent literature labels these connections as “Internet of Things” (IoT), the networked connections between objects that can receive and send data  (Ashton1999; Wigmore 2014).

Although less of the one percent of things in the world is connected, this percentage is increasing and will increase in the future. As the number of connected humans and non-humans grows, IoT is evolving into a new realm labelled Internet of Everything (IoE), which can connect the entire unconnected (Cisco 2012). IoE is becoming a new social reality in which it is possible to connect people, process, data and things. The IoE allows widening the Internet of Things towards The Internet of Peoples through Internet of Services.

“The Internet of Everything is changing how people and things connect, how we collect and harness data, and how they all work together to enable intelligent processes” (Cisco 2013). In this context the real innovation is not the new device but the new service provision for people. Main fields of application for the IoE regard several industries from retailing to manufacturing, from private to public industry. In particular, in the healthcare sector, wearable devices allow to offer an increased service provision for users as sensors which monitor blood pressure or vital parameters. Recent studies on this topic come mainly from information systems, medical and engineering fields in which the main focus is on the technologies development that enables the connections between various actors. There is a need instead to consider the impact that new technologies, networked connected devices and connections have on the social dimension and how ways of doing are changing.

This paper aims to understand how the practices are changing and new connections in actions are emerging thanks to the Internet of Everything. We carry out an empirical research on multiple actors (i.e. users, doctors, community, companies, etc.) in the healthcare market.

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Published

2018-03-14

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Mele, C., Spena, T. R., & Improta, V. (2018). Internet of Everything? A matter of innovating as a texture of practices. PuntOorg International Journal, 1(2), 45-46. https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.wpn.1.2.1

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