The Internet of Everything
The term Internet of Things has been around since 1999 but it is more recently that discussions about what it is (and isn't) are becoming more prevalent. There is often a confusion between the terms Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE). The "Internet of Things” has recently been added to the Oxford dictionary, which defines it as “a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” But the "Internet of Everything" goes much further. While the IoT is about objects (things), the IoE has four dimensions — people, process, data, and things.
According to Cisco, “the Internet of Everything is the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things.”
Explaining the relation between IoE and IoT, Cisco elaborates -
The “Internet of Everything” builds on the foundation of the “Internet of Things” by adding network intelligence that allows convergence, orchestration and visibility across previously disparate systems.
If you would like to find out more about IoT and IoE follow the links below to a range of interesting resources
A simple explanation of the Internet of Things (Forbes)
Beyond Things: The Internet of Everything, Explained in Four Dimensions
Internet of Things (Wikipedia)
The Internet of Things Wiki.