The most likely IT scenario for business and consumer settings is multiple, loosely-coupled environments of different types of devices operating under different software via different types of networks with differing protocols, all developing and reporting different types of data.
The currently popular terminologies for this reality are the “Internet of Things” and, a bit more accurate, the “Internet of Everything.” Frankly, it will not be, and cannot be, just one Internet of anything; the reality has to be “Internets of Internets of Anything.” Not the most catchy meme, but factual nonetheless.
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