The device mesh refers to an expanding set of endpoints people use to access applications and information or interact with people, social communities, governments and businesses. The device mesh includes mobile devices, wearable, consumer and home electronic devices, automotive devices and environmental devices — such as sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT).
"In the post-mobile world the focus shifts to the mobile user who is surrounded by a mesh of devices extending well beyond traditional mobile devices," said Mr. Cearley.
While devices are increasingly connected to back-end systems through various networks, they have often operated in isolation from one another. As the device mesh evolves, Gartner expects connection models to expand and greater cooperative interaction between devices to emerge.