Posts Tagged ‘machine-to-machine’

Internet of Things: Semantic Tech Has A Role, If Businesses Can Figure Out What IoT Means To Them

Semantic technology will have a starring role in the Internet of Things. Supporting interoperability between heterogeneous IoT entities, playing a part in driving much-needed application agility and adaptability through model-driven computing, and helping businesses cope with understanding and analyzing the influx of Big, and often unstructured, Data generated not just by humans but now by devices – all provide use cases for semantic tech.

And it’s becoming increasingly clear that semantic tech will be playing a role in what should be a very major motion picture. Just recently released is a new market research report entitled, Internet of Things Market & Machine-To-Machine Communication Market – Advanced Technologies, Future Cities & Adoption Trends, Roadmaps & Worldwide Forecasts (2012 – 2017). The report, published by Markets and Markets, notes that the IoT and M2M communications market will reach $290.0 Billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 30.1 percent.

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Frost & Sullivan: Further Progress in M2M towards Internet of Things Requires a Focus on Security Risks

LONDON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – In the next phase of M2M market development that is moving towards an Internet of Things (IoT) future, security requires a holistic approach. Huge increases are expected in the number of machines and objects that communicate with humans and other machines/objects, each processing real-time (or near real-time) data.  In such an M2M world, security must become a core component of an enterprise’s consideration when using M2M to achieve business objectives. Read more

A Smarter World with Machine-to-Machine Computing

Goutam Das of Business Today India recently discussed the fascinating steps that Balaji Lakshmanan, founder of Geeky Technology & Consulting is taking with machine-to-machine computing. Das writes, “Men double his age could easily get an inferiority complex looking at 34-year-old Balaji Lakshmanan’s resume. He has written and reviewed international papers on robotics, taught 5,000 students through workshops and has two provisional international patents. He has been ‘robotic consultant’ for a Tamil film featuring a superhero, Mugamoodi, and has delivered robots to the Indian Army. He also runs Geeky Technology & Consulting, whose domain name,, once again underlines his specialisation.” Read more

Creating Standards for the Internet of Things

Michael Vizard of Programmable Web recently wrote, “While just about everybody would agree that the Internet of Things within the context of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications is one of the next big things on the Web, turning that vision into reality has been problematic because of the lack of standards. To address that specific issue a cross-industry group called The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has been promoting the adoption of a oneM2M initiative that promises to harmonize various standard initiatives in a way that should make the Internet of Things truly programmable.” Read more

The Pros and Cons of Machine-Generated Data

John Myers recently discussed what he refers to as the promise and pitfalls of machine-generated data. He writes, “The truly game changing use case for Big Data is the predicted increase in data coming from machine-to-machine (M2M) sensor and activity log information. This data is going to come from all sorts of devices – cars, trains, planes, refrigerators, air conditioners and wireless devices like smart phones, tablets and medical devices. All of this data will allow for the cost optimization of various industries such as utility grids, logistic supply chains and location-based services.” Read more