Machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies (e.g., RFID tags, Zigbee sensors, and actuators) to monitor and transfer the status of physical assets in order to improve business operations have been available for more than a decade. However, lower device costs, IP network deployment, and opportunities to improve business operations in many vertical markets are driving M2M momentum and encouraging vendors and service providers to invest in these solutions. This teleconference discusses Forrester's definition of M2M and provides a revenue forecast for M2M device connectivity services in key vertical markets such as transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing. In addition, we make recommendations to help vendors and service providers capture emerging M2M revenues and market opportunities.
- Evolving Market Dynamics Drive M2M Service Demand
- Growing Corporate Interest In M2M Technologies And Solutions
- Fragmented M2M Vendor And Service Provider Ecosystem
- Vendors Must Make Strategic And Operational Shifts For M2M Success
Vendors mentioned: Accenture, AT&T, Axeda, Diebold, HP, IBM, Logica, NexTraq, Orange Business Services, Raco Wireless, SAP, Sprint, Telenor, Verizon Wireless, and Vodafone.