Operational Infrastructure for Value-Based M2M Business Models
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 13 Pages
|価値に基づくM2Mビジネスモデルに対する運用インフラ Operational Infrastructure for Value-Based M2M Business Models|
|出版日: 2014年11月30日||ページ情報: 英文 13 Pages||
M2M（Machine to Machine）を運用中のさまざまな業種（ユーティリティ、小売、ヘルスケア、自動車など）の企業は、マシンを監視・制御するために、M2M技術を活用して、エンドユーザーにサービスを提供してきました。M2M技術の進化は、サービスを根本的に変えてしまいました。
Machine-to-machine (M2M) has been around for years. Though enterprises operating in various industries, such as utilities, retail, healthcare and automotive, have long utilized M2M technologies to provide services to their end customers to monitor and control machines, they are banking on the evolution of M2M technologies to radically transform the services they offer to end customers.
Over the last few years, the convergence of sensors, wireless technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), smart devices, smart grid, cloud computing, etc., has paved the way for more innovative M2M solutions, consolidating their importance in the running of enterprise operations.
Heavy Reading's recent research has shown that the M2M market is on the verge of significant evolution that, we believe, will turn M2M technologies into a truly strategic asset for enterprises.
Transforming itself into a major value-added player that is a key part of the M2M value chain is not necessarily straightforward for a service provider, but it is expected to be a key part of many service providers' vision. Since volume-based plans will commoditize, service providers (to ensure future revenue growth) will need to embrace and introduce value-based plans, which in turn means that their underlying platforms possess the ability to identify the value inherent in the transaction, and then act appropriately.
Next-generation application enablement platform (AEP) platforms must be data-centric and make it simple for application developers to collect, store and mine that data for critical business insights. This collected data can also be securely published to applications and third parties. M2M application developers can leverage data management components and standardized application programming interfaces (APIs), resulting in a significant reduction in application development time and cost with increased scalability, reliability and flexibility.
‘Operational Infrastructure for Value-Based M2M Business Models’ examines trends in the M2M market, including the increase of M2M devices, M2M solutions, and the importance of data. It also focuses on managing and monetizing M2M opportunities and data-centric AEPs in the market.
Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:
Number of Devices Managed in Your Company's M2M Service Portfolio
Source: Heavy Reading, 2013, n=68
As technology, network and connected devices become the fulcrum of modern life, we will witness a sharp increase in the number of M2M devices; thus resulting in more transaction traffic. Results in a recent Heavy Reading study of telecom operators illustrate this trend. When asked about the number of M2M devices these operators are managing in their network today and an estimate of this number in five years, most operators predict a significant growth in devices in future years, heralding the beginning of a truly device-centric networked society.