M2M Technology Drivers, Market Dynamics, and Industry Verticals



Published: Oct 2012
Pages: 
65
Analyst: 
Dennis Lottero
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The M2M ecosystem has gained significant momentum recently, driven largely by necessity as cellular service provider revenue opportunities diminish due to flattening mobile subscriber base growth. Network operators have recognized the need to leverage their substantial investment in infrastructure to offer M2M as a value-added services that will add new sources of revenue.

However, growth in M2M is limited in part due to lack useful information and guidance for decision makers across a wide variety of industry verticals. Expanded M2M growth is predicated upon providing support to C-level, vice president, directors, and senior managers within enterprise as well as the many manager/owners of small-to-medium businesses.

This report introduces M2M concepts to business leaders. It provides critical information for small businesses, large enterprise and the public sector to begin to exploit M2M. It will also provide key knowledge for understanding the impact of M2M on operations, profitability and competitiveness.

Questions answered in Report:

• How is M2M relevant to my business?
• How can M2M help me reduce OPEX?
• How can M2M improve customer service?
• How can M2M solve my logistics challenges?
• How can M2M improve employee accountability?
• How can M2M help stimulate incremental sales?
• How can M2M increase profitability?

Target Audience: 
  • C-level management in a cross-section of SMB, enterprise, government and segments
  • Functional leaders with oversight responsibility over operational excellence, CRM, distribution, marketing and sales, R&D, field force management and logistics
  • Providers of ancillary hardware and software technology
Table of Contents: 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4
1.1 OVERVIEW 4
1.2 KEY BENEFITS 4
1.3 KEY FINDINGS 4
1.4 QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY REPORT 5
1.5 TARGET AUDIENCE 5
M2M AS A BUSINESS ENABLER 6
1.6 M2M IS INTEGRAL TO THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS 6
1.7 THE M2M VALUE PROPOSITION 8
M2M TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS 11
1.8 VERSATILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS 11
1.8.1 CELLULAR 11
1.8.2 SATELLITE 12
1.8.3 WI-FI 13
1.8.4 BLUETOOTH 13
1.8.5 ZIGBEE 13
1.9 AFFORDABLE GEOLOCATION 14
1.10 LOWER COST SPECIALIZED SENSORS 16
1.11 INTEGRATED, SPECIAL-PURPOSE DEVICES NOW AFFORDABLE 17
1.12 EFFICIENCY OF AUTONOMOUS SOFTWARE-DRIVEN DECISIONS 18
1.13 THE M2M PLATFORM ADVANTAGE 19
1.14 "BIG DATA" ANALYTICS AND ACTIONABLE INFORMATION 21
M2M MARKET DYNAMICS 23
1.15 MOBILE OPERATOR IMPERATIVES 23
1.16 PRESSURES ON BUSINESSES TO INNOVATE 26
1.17 VEHICLE TELEMATICS: A NEAR-TERM OPPORTUNITY 28
1.18 SMART ENERGY 30
1.19 TELEHEALTH: GOVERNMENT, MARKET-DRIVEN INITIATIVE 32
M2M ECOSYSTEM 33
1.20 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 33
1.20.1 DEVICES 33
1.20.2 M2M PLATFORMS 34
1.21 COMMUNICATIONS 35
1.22 M2M APPLICATION DEVELOPERS 35
M2M MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
1.23 TRANSPORTATION 36
1.23.1 COMMERCIAL FLEETS 36
1.23.2 PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION 39
1.24 ENERGY 41
1.24.1 SMART GRID 41
1.24.2 COMMERCIAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT 42
1.24.3 PERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT 43
1.25 HEALTHCARE 44
1.25.1 REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING 44
1.25.2 DEVICE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT 47
1.26 MANUFACTURING 48
1.26.1 M2M AND THE FACTORY FLOOR 48
1.26.2 M2M IS ABOUT TO CHANGE THE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS MODEL 49
1.27 DISTRIBUTION 50
1.27.1 SUPPLY CHAIN 50
1.27.2 REMOTE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 52
1.28 ASSET TRACKING (LIVING THINGS INCLUDED) 52
1.29 BUILDING AND HOME AUTOMATION 55
1.29.1 SECURITY 55
1.29.2 FACILITIES CONTROL 55
1.30 KIOSKS AND OUT OF HOME NETWORKS 57
1.30.1 INTERACTIVE KIOSKS 57
1.30.2 OUT OF HOME ADVERTISING 58
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 60