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Machine-To-Machine (M2M) aka Internet of Things (IOTs) or Web 3.0 is one of the largest worldwide growth markets - analysts predict that there will be 25 billion
connected IP devices by 2015 and more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, with machine-to-machine (M2M) traffic expected to grow by 258% and the
managed mobile M2M services market to be worth $20 billion by 2014.
Cisco's M2M Internet of Things Blog.
Machine to Machine or M2M is broadly split into 5 verticals:
Non-traditional IP devices such as ATMs, service vehicles, digital billboards and vending machines will make up the 50 billion devices along with traditional
IP devices like PCs, Ipads, Phones. Beecham Research have done a nice graphical on the Internet of Things
An M2M environment has a different set of requirements to a traditional Data or Voice Network with Embedded Intelligence, Automation, Programmability and Customisation being central to any enterprise scale M2M project.
In an M2M enterprise scale environment traditional data network management solutions are not suitable or even adaptable - embedded manageability is required on the M2M Cellular Network itself to provide the intelligence, flexibility and power required to manage this complex new environment.
Programmability & Customisation
In an M2M environment the ability to program and customise the network and application services is critical. Services and the underlining network needs to be adaptive for today and tomorrow. Java me, Python and TCL are some of the pervasive embedded programming languages that are used to provide this customisation and programmability on many high end M2M Device.
Automation & Problem and Incident Management
As M2M network devices are generally deployed in remote and often hazardous environments where professional IT and network personnel are never found onsite-- Automation of provisioning, change control, configuration and problem and incident management is not only required it is essential.