Internet of everything
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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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It's been said that stories are just data with a soul. But what does data look like in a story that is still being written? It's data in motion, generated by all of us and everything around us, together. And it's most valuable the moment it is created.
So while insights from our past will continue to guide us forward, we will move beyond the way we record and react and set a new course that connects pinpoints of intelligence with the people and machines that take action. Sensors will talk to doctors so a coach can heal on the sidelines rather than in the hospital, while the intelligent network lets a son's proudest moment reach his biggest fan without being lost in the crowd. Data in motion will move us from an event to an insight in only a moment, allowing us to use everything we already have to create amazing things we've never imagined.
And it's only the beginning. As new people, processes, and things come together on the internet of everything, the importance of our data will be measured not by what it says but by what we can do with it, in a moment of truth, in our greatest story yet. To learn more, visit
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