Here is an interesting statement from John, "Telehealth and telemedicine are really starting to click now. “Aging in place” enables people to live longer at home. In 2012 I see this market really starting to connect." John made this statement in the context of M2M or wireless devices being embedded in healthcare equipment located in the home. M2M solutions can enable remote caregivers to closely monitor the health of patients in remote locations. The machines wirelessly sends data to the caregiver so they can be reviewed without forcing the patient to come into the clinic or hospital.
I have been predicting for a couple of years now that enterprise mobility solutions and M2M solutions will be converging. In the context of Network Centric Operations, it is all wireless data coming in from remote locations that can used to improve real-time decision making.
Additional areas where M2M solutions are really taking off now are in home and business security systems and enterprise asset management environments. All of these systems send data to a central server for easy monitoring and tracking.
I recorded a video interview with Scott Taylor from Vivint, a home security company, earlier this year in Sydney, Australia on their adoption of mobile solutions and M2M in their home security systems.
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