The four pillars of the IoE are People, Process, Data, and Things.
For the IoE to function, all of the devices that are part of the intended IoE solution must be connected together so that they can communicate. There are two ways in which devices can be connected; either wired or wirelessly. Devices that are not traditionally connected to the network require sensors, RFIDs, and controllers.
Big Data refers to the vast amount of data generated every hour by billions of connected devices. Big Data requires new products and techniques to manage, store, and analyse it. Part of the solution to the problem of Big Data is virtualisation and Cloud computing.
Big Data refers to the way in which organisations collect and analyse vast stores of data for insights that can help identify trends, predict behaviour, and empower decision makers.
Connected people make behavioural transformations based on their access to information. Simultaneously, their changed behaviour affects the information that is generated. This is known as a feedback loop. Organisations use data generated by connected people to refine and target their marketing strategies.
Processes occur between people, things, and data. Today, the IoE brings them all together by combining M2M, M2P, and P2P connections.