M2M and IoT
Machine to Machine (M2M) can be used to describe any technology that allows
networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual
assistance of humans.
The key benefits of M2M technology include:
M2M systems use peer-to-peer communications between machines, sensors, and hardware over wired or wireless networks, while IoT systems rely on IP-based networks to send data collected from connected devices to gateways, cloud platforms, or middleware. Data collected from M2M devices is used by service management applications, while IoT data is typically integrated with enterprise systems to improve business performance across multiple groups. While M2M affects the way companies operate, IoT performs similar role and also affects the end users.