|“||a state in which the traffic-handling capacity and bandwidth of a network always exceed the demand.||”|
|“||[t]he state of being constantly connected to people and systems through devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.||”|
Hyperconnectivity results from a combination of broadband expansion, the proliferation of mobile devices and wireless access, the dominance of social media in daily life and, most recently, the use of the cloud for data and applications access. Hyperconnected communication includes not only people-to-people formats (as individuals and as members of groups and using a vast array of media), but also communication between people and machines and between machines themselves without any direct human involvement.
- "Overview" section: The Global Information Technology Report 2012: Living in a Hyperconnected World, at xvii.