Machine To Machine stakes and prospects

BARBARA DALIBARD | March 1, 2016

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Throughout these pages, we have seen that the M2M concept opens up immense opportunities in terms of technology and business practice, both in the corporate world and in our daily lives. The combination of electronics, IT and telecoms, all of which are changing fast and have been converging for several years, are now capable of meeting the needs and aspirations of people, and fulfilling the end-to-end productivity needs and strategies of companies.Whether the objective is to create value, rationalise business processes or comply with regulations, communication between machines will deliver innovative, profitable and sometimes unexpected results. Make no mistake, the major challenges posed by M2M technology are being defined and are continuing to crystallise in terms of solutions, players and value creation.

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