Vodafone research paper reveals advantages of M2M communications for business
Vodafone has released a new research paper, titled The M2M adoption barometer 2013, that reveals how machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is being used today and how it can benefit business, highlighting the opportunities it presents.
Vodafone has released a new research paper, titled The M2M adoption barometer 2013, that reveals how machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is being used today and how it can benefit business, highlighting the opportunities it presents, as well as the barriers that can arise in the adoption process.
The paper discusses the global adoption of M2M communications and the advantages it presents for operational efficiency and business agility, amongst others. It also confirms the broad industry and global coverage of M2M technology and how the effects are transforming large and small scale businesses.
Fixed or mobile objects such as security cameras, cars and industrial machinery can be connected with M2M technology. This enables objects to send and receive information to each other and to central management systems, autonomously and often in real time, opening up a whole new world of opportunities for business agility and efficiency.
With responses from over 300 executives from across the world, the research reveals that 94% of businesses see some return from M2M, with 36% seeing significant return. The data shows that 78% of respondents see M2M adoption as crucial to business success and those that are in the process of implementing M2M, consider it a key priority. 50% of organisations will have adopted M2M by 2015.
The sector currently leading the way in M2M implementation is automotive, which is then followed by energy and utilities, transport and logistics, manufacturing and consumer electronics, and consumer goods and retail. Due to this, Vodafone has also compiled mini reports for each industry sector. The research papersí findings make one thing very clear: every organisation is treading its own path on the road to M2M, from initial strategy to final implementation. Some have already arrived; others are just starting out. But there are some clear trends in how the technology and its adoption are evolving.
Visit m2m.vodafone.com/barometer to download the research papers and learn more about how M2M can save businesses money, enhancing agility and increasing competitive advantage.
- Contact Information
- Lia Banton
- Marketing Manager - M2M Northern Europe
- Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.
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