M2M MAGAZINE — 3nd Quarter, 2013
Machine-to-machine communications has been around a long time, but it still has plenty of maturing to do. Read More >>>
The M2M Billing Balancing Act
By 2017, there will be more than 19 billion global network connections from fixed and mobile personal devices, and M2M devices. That's up from about 12 billion connections in 2012, according to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index.
No More Science Projects: ILS Technology Powers Enterprise-Grade M2M Solutions
Machine-to-machine communications has been around a long time, but it still has plenty of maturing to do. That's because many of the M2M deployments in place today were put together with whatever processes and technologies were available at the time.
Consolidation in M2M: Looking at the Past to See the Future
Imagine a world where your car can drop you off and park itself, your refrigerator can tell you when you need to buy milk, and hospitals can care for patients who are at home in their own beds. What once seemed the stuff of sci-fi movies is now becoming a reality with machine-to-machine technology.
Bit Pollution and the Tragedy of the Ethercommons
The tragedy of the commons conceived in a paper published in 1968 by Garrett Hardin in Science is a powerful metaphor. It says that a shared resource is inevitably ruined by uncontrolled use. Modern application is in sustainability - particularly in respect to the environment. Recently I have been thinking about how this applies to wireless and M2M.
Are We Experiencing an M2M Tipping Point?
Machine-to-machine communications is said to have reached its tipping point, the fine line where awareness, supplier activity and demand - combined with unit economics costs making M2M affordable for mass adoption - suddenly meet to create a burgeoning market for new services.
M2M Security Enablers: Foundations for a Secure M2M Experience
Security has become one of the top themes of discussion in the M2M community. If you catalog the various M2M applications under development or in deployment, the specific requirements vary according to the sensitivity of the information.
The Machine of the Future - Available Today
There's no doubt machines are becoming more and more sophisticated and intelligent. Fifty years ago, machines were still mostly mechanical. It wasn't until the past few decades that software became a major component of machines.
Embedded Cloud Computing
In machine-to-machine applications, the ability to remotely monitor, collect, store, and visualize data is paramount. Clients today have the choice to build out their own back end server system and associated software elements, or look to a cloud-based system where much of the solution has been provided.
The Rise of Connected Machines
Companies around the world are turning to technology not only to transform the way they do business, but also to stand out as leaders in their respective industries.
An Oracle Executive Interview: Standardized Architectures Bring Simplicity, Flexibility to M2M
The connected device market is poised to make giant leaps. Estimates indicate there will be billions of connected devices, most of which will be used in M2M applications, in just a few years.
With the Money Supply 'Tapering' Off, What Should the Boardroom M2M Strategy Be?
It is no stretch to say that the government has a real knack for convoluting words and phrases, employing them in ways that usurp their true meaning for one that is the exact opposite.
As M2M Gains Momentum, Is Your Organization Ready?
As big data continues to explode, M2M applications are adding fuel to the fire. Everyone from network service providers, to vertical application providers and end user businesses will face challenges extracting rich, real-time insight from the onslaught of machine-generated data streaming in from devices, sensors, smart meters, operational equipment and other sources.
The Intellectual Property Land Rush and Its Impact on the M2M Space
Property values are going up, but that's not necessarily all good news. We're talking in this case about intellectual property.
Telehealth: What You See is What You Prescribe
Unlike other M2M opportunities where the solutions scale to a universal approach (e.g., fleet and asset management), telehealth has the challenge of having to match the human condition. This results in a wide array of solutions using similar systems in very different ways.
Gemalto Dives Deep into M2M
Gemalto is a €2.2 billion ($2.88 billion) public company with more than 10,000 employees. In 2012, the company reported profits of €306 million ($400.28 million). It delivers both software and hardware across a number of vertical businesses, with financial services, government, transportation and telecom as some of its key industries.
Best Practices for Designing Connected Health Applications
Cellular machine-to-machine communications have opened the door to a world of new, beneficial health care applications previously thought to be unfeasible. In fact, the ability to design, manufacture and distribute devices that can monitor and collect information in real time around the clock has led to innovative and useful applications that can improve people's health and well being, and that's a trend that is sure to continue well into the future.
Mobile Network Coverage: The Key to M2M Success
Companies are implementing M2M solutions into their business models at increasingly higher rates. According to Yankee Group, the M2M industry will triple in the next three years, with more than 313 million active cellular M2M connections estimated by 2016.
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