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Guest Blog: Internet of Everything – It’s all about the Ecosystem

By Ed Featherston | December 18, 2014
seems you can’t have a technology discussion today before the phrase “Internet
of Things” (IoT), or better yet, “Internet of Everything” shows up. This makes
sense, as according to the latest Gartner hype cycle report on emerging technologies places “Internet of
Things” at the peak of the hype cycle, ousting big data from the top spot,
which is now hurtling down into the trough of disillusionment (love those hype
cycle names).
is so pervasive that I even had a conversation with my cardiologist this week
about the topic. I was in for the annual 10,000 mile checkup of my pacemaker. I
mentioned to him that at the recent MassTLC Innovation UnConference, the topic
of devices like the pacemaker were a hot topic of the day (see my blog MassTLC Innovation UnConference 2014- Views from an UnConference
). This triggered a great discussion with my doctor.
Many of the points he made I found very applicable to the technology as a whole
and provided great insight into the world of “Internet of Everything” from the
viewpoint of a key consumer of that technology in the health care industry.

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