The promise of a world of connected devices, in which machines of all types and sizes can autonomously communicate with each other, has long been imagined. GM’s OnStar business, which provides a growing range of in-vehicle services, has been around for some 17 years. But the past year has seen a surge of interest around the core enabling technology of the connected world: machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Much of this interest stems from mobile operators, who are eagerly awaiting the possibility of connecting cars, homes, equipment, heart sensors and all manner of other devices to their networks to find new revenue sources.
Forecasts predict big growth potential in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Explore the new SAP and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) M2M resource center – and find research and opinions from SAP, the EIU, and other partners as they examine successful M2M business models and scenarios.
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