Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Market, Industry Verticals, Business Strategy and Planning

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications is changing the way that business is conducted, impacting everything from operations to finance. Understanding M2M solutions, identifying opportunities within specific industries, seeing the big picture, developing strategy, and executing against plans are all important to success in any industry vertical.

This publication includes M2M Business Strategy and Planning as well as M2M Technology Drivers, Market Dynamics and Industry Verticals. This report introduces M2M 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. This research also evaluates legacy M2M solutions, current status, value creation, building blocks, players and market direction. It addresses several industries and introduces methods for organizations to identify potential value from M2M solutions for their organization.

Target Audience:

  • Mobile and wireless network operators with an emphasis on cellular service providers
  • M2M companies of all types including infrastructure, software, applications, support service providers, and integrators
  • Decision makers across all industry verticals with an emphasis on business owners and leaders within finance and operations
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General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


M2M Technology Drivers, Market Dynamics, And Industry Verticals


Executive Summary
1.1 Overview
1.2 Key Benefits
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Questions Answered By Report
1.5 Target Audience
M2M As A Business Enabler
1.6 M2M Is Integral To The Future Of Business
1.7 The M2M Value Proposition
M2M Technology Drivers
1.8 Versatile Communications Networks
1.8.1 Cellular
1.8.2 Satellite
1.8.3 Wi-fi
1.8.4 Bluetooth
1.8.5 Zigbee
1.9 Affordable Geolocation
1.10 Lower Cost Specialized Sensors
1.11 Integrated, Special-purpose Devices Now Affordable
1.12 Efficiency Of Autonomous Software-driven Decisions
1.13 The M2M Platform Advantage
1.14 “big Data” Analytics And Actionable Information
M2M Market Dynamics
1.15 Mobile Operator Imperatives
1.16 Pressures On Businesses To Innovate
1.17 Vehicle Telematics: A Near-term Opportunity
1.18 Smart Energy
1.19 Telehealth: Government, Market-driven Initiative
M2M Ecosystem
1.20 Hardware And Software
1.20.1 Devices
1.20.2 M2M Platforms
1.21 Communications
1.22 M2M Application Developers
M2M Market Segmentation
1.23 Transportation
1.23.1 Commercial Fleets
1.23.2 Personal Transportation
1.24 Energy
1.24.1 Smart Grid
1.24.2 Commercial Energy Management
1.24.3 Personal Energy Management
1.25 Healthcare
1.25.1 Remote Patient Monitoring
1.25.2 Device Monitoring And Management
1.26 Manufacturing
1.26.1 M2M And The Factory Floor
1.26.2 M2M Is About To Change The Manufacturing Business Model
1.27 Distribution
1.27.1 Supply Chain
1.27.2 Remote Inventory Management
1.28 Asset Tracking (Living Things Included)
1.29 Building And Home Automation
1.29.1 Security
1.29.2 Facilities Control
1.30 Kiosks And Out Of Home Networks
1.30.1 Interactive Kiosks
1.30.2 Out Of Home Advertising
Conclusions And Recommendations
Endnotes


M2M Business Strategy And Planning


1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Introduction
3.0 The Power Of Connecting And Computing
4.0 Current Situation
4.1 Fixed Mobile Substitution (Fms)
4.2 M2M Legacy Solutions
4.3 Wireless M2M
4.4 Mobile Operators
4.5 Electricity
4.6 Transportation
4.7 Road Traffic
4.8 Parking
4.9 Vending Machines
4.10 Container
4.11 Alarms
4.12 Retail
4.13 Healthcare
5.0 Creating Value Using M2M
5.1 Operational Value
5.2 Strategic Value
6.0 The Building Blocks
6.1 Connectivity Onwards
6.2 Local Vs Wide Area Networks
6.3 Services Enablement
6.4 Standardization
6.5 Leveraging Data
6.6 User Interaction And The “iphone Revolution”
6.7 Visualization
6.8 Democratization Of Development Tools
6.9 Security And Integrity
7.0 Who Does What In M2M?
7.1 Operators And Service Providers
7.2 Governments
8.0 Where Is The Money In M2M?
9.0 Where Is The Market Going?
9.1 Quite Obvious
9.2 Quite Likely
9.3 Quite Possible
10.0 M2M For Real™ – A Methodology For Organizations To Explore M2M
11.0 Conclusions And Recommendations

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