Date Added: Sep 2010
A revolution is occurring in the world of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a new era of computing comes about in the form of Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication. M2M will drive a multiyear wave of growth in the ICT industry based on the convergence of innovations in hardware, software architectures, back room data center operations, client devices, and network connectivity and communication. Millions of devices are currently being connected to the Internet. The types of devices being connected today extend far beyond the laptops and cell phones the authors have become so accustomed to. Today, virtually all products that use electricity - from toys and coffee makers to cars and medical diagnostic machines - possess inherent data processing capabilities.