By Brian Vezza
With the end of the year around the corner, I've been thinking about what's to come on the machine-to-machine (M2M) front. Overall, I believe we’ll see a tremendous acceleration in the investment and adoption of M2M devices, systems, applications and services. This will be due to two primary factors: opportunity and necessity.
The opportunity of M2M gets the most interest with predictions of tens of billions of new connected devices, Big Data, and “smart” systems being widespread across nearly every vertical market. Estimates of trillions of dollars of shifting investments get everyone’s attention. In some ways though, the necessity driver may be more important than the opportunity driver over the next decade.