Gartner BI Summit
The Data Warehousing Institute Conference
Networked machines equipped with sensors or basic computing functions certainly aren't new. Take SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), for instance. It's been in use since the 1980s. But the annual M2M Conference & Expo is about to meet for only the second time, and the unaffiliated M2M Magazine just launched a little more than a year ago. Why the buzz now? We see broader adoption of RFID chips and improved wireless phone technology as two catalysts. Both increase the likelihood of inanimate devices collaborating automatically-even intelligently-across supply chains.
|PC-ERA VS. M2M-ERA INTERNET|
|PC ERA||Person-to-person||Powerful, high-bandwidth, always-on computing and communications|
|Device-specific applications, low-bandwidth requirements|