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2.2.9 Data in motion

Typically, data is viewed as information that has been collected over time. For example, it may have been collected through various transactions that represent an organisation’s order-processing. This data has value to the organisation and is historical in nature. This is static data that we call 'data at rest'.

However, as the accelerated growth for large quantities of data continues, much of this data's value is lost almost as quickly as it is created. Devices, sensors, and video deliver this growing source of new data on a constant basis. This data provides maximum value while it is interacting in real-time. We call this 'data in motion'.

This influx of new data opportunities is providing new paths to improve our world, from solving global health issues to improving education. There is incredible potential for intelligent solutions to collect, manage, and evaluate data at the speed of human communications. As a result, the internet of everything will increasingly become about 'data in motion'. Watch Cisco’s vision of bringing the evolution of data to the IoE.

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