M2M (machine-to-machine communication) connects our world across multiple markets, industries and spaces. Connected cargo containers, cars, heating systems and production plants are almost self-evident.
Until now we've been mainly concerned about the connectivity of single end devices, such as machinery or these production plants. In the times to come, however, it will be more about the larger grid of connected machines and everyday objects - or rather the rise of the Internet of Things.
But what exactly is the Internet of Things?
Simon Bell and Steve Demianyk of Ipswitch Networks explain the concept in this video, and how exactly IoT will impact businesses as the trend takes hold in years to come.