This IDC study provides definitions for all the components in the M2M ecosystem — semiconductors/modules, connectivity/service enablement, platforms and systems, applications, and business analytics. It also discusses the role that security, analytics, and professional services play in this market.
"M2M will undoubtedly increase productivity and extend the life of machines or "things" because they are connected and each connection will deliver important data for enterprises to make fact-based, real-time decisions," says Carrie MacGillivray, program director, Mobile Services at IDC. "The challenge today is understanding the M2M ecosystem and how all the players will evolve to deliver value to their customers with holistic solutions."
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