The Rise of the Machines is ahead of schedule. It's time for CIOs and other enterprise leaders to heed the call and seize the M2M opportunity as soon as possible. Firms that ignore the potential of M2M may face termination by their competition
AT&T's plans to shut down its 2G network are pushing machine-to-machine customers toward Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a new report by ABI Research.
Security must be a core component of an enterprise's deployment of machine-to-machine communications, advised Yiru Zhong, Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst for information and communications technology.
A full 86 percent of wireless industry executives surveyed by IHS Research identified lack of standards, diverse architectures, and interoperability problems as the top challenges to mass machine-to-machine communications (M2M) adoption.
With the increasing growth of machine-to-machine communications comes the growing concern about the security of the data collected and transmitted by M2M modules and platforms, noted Kathryn Weldon, a principal analyst for enterprise mobility at research firm Current Analysis.
The wireless machine-to-machine communications market is expected to increase at a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, reaching nearly $136 billion in revenues by then, according to a report by research firm Signals and Systems Telecom.