What is involved in Machine to machine

Find out what the related areas are that Machine to machine connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Machine to machine thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Machine to machine journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Machine to machine leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Machine to machine related domains to cover and 127 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Machine to machine, IPSO Alliance, Industrial Internet Consortium, Fleet management, Telenor Objects, Deutsche Telekom, Global positioning system, Platform as a service, Network agnostic, Automatic number identification, Service layer, Object hyperlinking, Point of sale, Eclipse SCADA, Data networking, Internet 0, Roel Pieper, Smart grid, 4G LTE, Universal gateway, Ambient intelligence, IEEE 802.15.4, Ambient Devices, KORE Telematics, Internet of Things, Context awareness, Stefano Marzano, Machine to machine, Web of Things, Internet refrigerator, Smarter Planet, Mobile mesh networking, Radio-frequency identification, Automatic SIM activation, Plant floor communication, Electric Imp, Precision agriculture, Measurement instrument, Quake Global, Hughes Electronics Corporation, Industrial robot, Process driven messaging service, Fault detection, Open Mobile Alliance, .NET Gadgeteer, Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, Mobile messaging:

Machine to machine Critical Criteria:

See the value of Machine to machine governance and budget for Machine to machine challenges.

– What are the short and long-term Machine to machine goals?

– Why should we adopt a Machine to machine framework?

IPSO Alliance Critical Criteria:

Categorize IPSO Alliance issues and drive action.

– For your Machine to machine project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Machine to machine move?

– How would one define Machine to machine leadership?

Industrial Internet Consortium Critical Criteria:

Analyze Industrial Internet Consortium strategies and pay attention to the small things.

– What is our Machine to machine Strategy?

Fleet management Critical Criteria:

Understand Fleet management adoptions and raise human resource and employment practices for Fleet management.

– What are our best practices for minimizing Machine to machine project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Machine to machine project lifecycle?

– How do we ensure that implementations of Machine to machine products are done in a way that ensures safety?

– Is Supporting Machine to machine documentation required?

Telenor Objects Critical Criteria:

Steer Telenor Objects planning and find answers.

– Is Machine to machine Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

– How do we Improve Machine to machine service perception, and satisfaction?

– What about Machine to machine Analysis of results?

Deutsche Telekom Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap Deutsche Telekom tactics and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Deutsche Telekom is getting what it needs.

– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Machine to machine project manager?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Machine to machine processes?

Global positioning system Critical Criteria:

Be clear about Global positioning system leadership and oversee Global positioning system management by competencies.

– What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective Machine to machine leader?

– Does Machine to machine systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?

– Is maximizing Machine to machine protection the same as minimizing Machine to machine loss?

Platform as a service Critical Criteria:

Define Platform as a service tasks and point out improvements in Platform as a service.

– What is the total cost related to deploying Machine to machine, including any consulting or professional services?

– What is the source of the strategies for Machine to machine strengthening and reform?

– Why are Machine to machine skills important?

Network agnostic Critical Criteria:

Paraphrase Network agnostic risks and find answers.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Machine to machine models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– In a project to restructure Machine to machine outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

– How do mission and objectives affect the Machine to machine processes of our organization?

Automatic number identification Critical Criteria:

Differentiate Automatic number identification planning and pioneer acquisition of Automatic number identification systems.

– What are your most important goals for the strategic Machine to machine objectives?

– Will Machine to machine deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?

– What are the Essentials of Internal Machine to machine Management?

Service layer Critical Criteria:

Participate in Service layer engagements and raise human resource and employment practices for Service layer.

– What are the barriers to increased Machine to machine production?

– Which Machine to machine goals are the most important?

– Are we Assessing Machine to machine and Risk?

Object hyperlinking Critical Criteria:

Study Object hyperlinking planning and look in other fields.

– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Machine to machine leaders?

– Who will provide the final approval of Machine to machine deliverables?

Point of sale Critical Criteria:

Talk about Point of sale tasks and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Point of sale information.

– What are the disruptive Machine to machine technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Machine to machine strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Does Machine to machine analysis show the relationships among important Machine to machine factors?

Eclipse SCADA Critical Criteria:

Apply Eclipse SCADA engagements and modify and define the unique characteristics of interactive Eclipse SCADA projects.

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Machine to machine requirements in detail?

– Are accountability and ownership for Machine to machine clearly defined?

Data networking Critical Criteria:

Gauge Data networking governance and plan concise Data networking education.

– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Machine to machine values?

– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Machine to machine process?

– What are all of our Machine to machine domains and what do they do?

Internet 0 Critical Criteria:

Be clear about Internet 0 outcomes and don’t overlook the obvious.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Machine to machine into the services that we provide?

– Is a Machine to machine Team Work effort in place?

Roel Pieper Critical Criteria:

Substantiate Roel Pieper risks and achieve a single Roel Pieper view and bringing data together.

– Is the Machine to machine organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?

Smart grid Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Smart grid governance and attract Smart grid skills.

– Does your organization perform vulnerability assessment activities as part of the acquisition cycle for products in each of the following areas: Cybersecurity, SCADA, smart grid, internet connectivity, and website hosting?

– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Machine to machine agendas for the next 3 years?

– What business benefits will Machine to machine goals deliver if achieved?

4G LTE Critical Criteria:

Scan 4G LTE governance and assess and formulate effective operational and 4G LTE strategies.

– What vendors make products that address the Machine to machine needs?

Universal gateway Critical Criteria:

Scrutinze Universal gateway issues and don’t overlook the obvious.

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Machine to machine delivery for example is new software needed?

– Do we monitor the Machine to machine decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

Ambient intelligence Critical Criteria:

Refer to Ambient intelligence management and test out new things.

– Will Machine to machine have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

– How will you know that the Machine to machine project has been successful?

IEEE 802.15.4 Critical Criteria:

Analyze IEEE 802.15.4 tactics and question.

– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Machine to machine project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?

– How will you measure your Machine to machine effectiveness?

Ambient Devices Critical Criteria:

Focus on Ambient Devices visions and point out improvements in Ambient Devices.

– What is the purpose of Machine to machine in relation to the mission?

KORE Telematics Critical Criteria:

Collaborate on KORE Telematics management and catalog KORE Telematics activities.

– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Machine to machine product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?

– How do we manage Machine to machine Knowledge Management (KM)?

– How is the value delivered by Machine to machine being measured?

Internet of Things Critical Criteria:

Familiarize yourself with Internet of Things planning and point out Internet of Things tensions in leadership.

– Do individuals have an opportunity to consent to particular uses of the information, and if so, what is the procedure by which an individual would provide such consent?

– How are individuals notified of the procedures for seeking access to or amendment of their information?

– How will the business operate in the event of a communication or a system component failure?

– Are there any agreements concerning the security and privacy of the data once it is shared?

– What does enterprise-class security really mean in the case of an IoT cloud-based platform?

– Weve already invested in PKI how can we reuse it for mobility and internet of things?

– How will the IoT impact the cloud and other aspects of the future of computing?

– How has the project, application or website been marketed to potential users?

– Who is responsible for a connected device malfunction or resulting accident?

– What impacts on users, clients and the business must be planned for?

– Who should be involved in the definition of an IoT ethical charter?

– How would a society benefit from an AI that passes the Turing test?

– What is the foreseen roadmap of IoT applications with the main milestones?

– Does the system evolve toward a stable mix of agent types?

– How is the information transmitted or disclosed?

– Does our security contain security theater?

– What can we do to protect IoT solutions?

– Why Is IoT Important?

– How far will we go?

Context awareness Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Context awareness failures and catalog what business benefits will Context awareness goals deliver if achieved.

– Information/context awareness: how can a developer/participant restore awareness in project activity after having been offline for a few hours, days, or weeks?

Stefano Marzano Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap Stefano Marzano goals and gather Stefano Marzano models .

– Record-keeping requirements flow from the records needed as inputs, outputs, controls and for transformation of a Machine to machine process. ask yourself: are the records needed as inputs to the Machine to machine process available?

– How do we Lead with Machine to machine in Mind?

Machine to machine Critical Criteria:

Disseminate Machine to machine decisions and devise Machine to machine key steps.

– Do those selected for the Machine to machine team have a good general understanding of what Machine to machine is all about?

– Do we have past Machine to machine Successes?

Web of Things Critical Criteria:

Read up on Web of Things planning and devote time assessing Web of Things and its risk.

– Do we prepare for the future where the internet will move significantly beyond relying on handheld devices and computer terminals towards a more massively integrated web of things?

– What are the business goals Machine to machine is aiming to achieve?

Internet refrigerator Critical Criteria:

Incorporate Internet refrigerator strategies and define Internet refrigerator competency-based leadership.

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Machine to machine goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Machine to machine?

– Is there any existing Machine to machine governance structure?

Smarter Planet Critical Criteria:

Cut a stake in Smarter Planet outcomes and shift your focus.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Machine to machine is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– How can the value of Machine to machine be defined?

– Are there Machine to machine Models?

Mobile mesh networking Critical Criteria:

Infer Mobile mesh networking projects and look in other fields.

– Think of your Machine to machine project. what are the main functions?

– What will drive Machine to machine change?

Radio-frequency identification Critical Criteria:

Understand Radio-frequency identification results and change contexts.

– Does Machine to machine create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?

– What is our formula for success in Machine to machine ?

Automatic SIM activation Critical Criteria:

Pay attention to Automatic SIM activation issues and proactively manage Automatic SIM activation risks.

Plant floor communication Critical Criteria:

Face Plant floor communication management and get answers.

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Machine to machine is underway?

– Can we do Machine to machine without complex (expensive) analysis?

– Why is Machine to machine important for you now?

Electric Imp Critical Criteria:

Reason over Electric Imp strategies and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Electric Imp.

– What sources do you use to gather information for a Machine to machine study?

Precision agriculture Critical Criteria:

Deliberate over Precision agriculture management and drive action.

– How do we go about Comparing Machine to machine approaches/solutions?

Measurement instrument Critical Criteria:

Chat re Measurement instrument leadership and finalize the present value of growth of Measurement instrument.

– Does Machine to machine appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– How do we maintain Machine to machines Integrity?

Quake Global Critical Criteria:

See the value of Quake Global governance and test out new things.

– How can you measure Machine to machine in a systematic way?

– What are our Machine to machine Processes?

Hughes Electronics Corporation Critical Criteria:

Disseminate Hughes Electronics Corporation adoptions and oversee Hughes Electronics Corporation requirements.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Machine to machine information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

Industrial robot Critical Criteria:

Rank Industrial robot tactics and look for lots of ideas.

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Machine to machine with what users do day-to-day?

Process driven messaging service Critical Criteria:

Coach on Process driven messaging service risks and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Process driven messaging service decisions.

– Can we add value to the current Machine to machine decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

Fault detection Critical Criteria:

Administer Fault detection issues and assess and formulate effective operational and Fault detection strategies.

Open Mobile Alliance Critical Criteria:

Weigh in on Open Mobile Alliance engagements and optimize Open Mobile Alliance leadership as a key to advancement.

– What are internal and external Machine to machine relations?

.NET Gadgeteer Critical Criteria:

Debate over .NET Gadgeteer failures and find out what it really means.

– What are the record-keeping requirements of Machine to machine activities?

Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development Critical Criteria:

Collaborate on Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development governance and look for lots of ideas.

– How do we measure improved Machine to machine service perception, and satisfaction?

Mobile messaging Critical Criteria:

Map Mobile messaging planning and attract Mobile messaging skills.


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Machine to machine Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com

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Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Machine to machine External links:

Job Details – Senior Application Developer/ Machine to Machine

IOTA and Machine to Machine Economy | Programmer …

Machine to Machine | Verizon Wireless

IPSO Alliance External links:

IPSO Alliance – Home | Facebook

Synapse CTO Named to IPSO Alliance Technical Advisory Board

Industrial Internet Consortium External links:

Meet GE’s Director Of The Industrial Internet Consortium – …

Case Studies from Members | Industrial Internet Consortium

Fleet management External links:

Element Fleet Management – Official Site

FieldLogix — Green GPS Fleet Management

Fleet Management Company | EMKAY Fleet Management

Deutsche Telekom External links:

Deutsche Telekom – B2B Europe – Home | Facebook

Deutsche Telekom AG (ADR): OTCMKTS:DTEGY quotes …

Deutsche Telekom AG: ETR:DTE quotes & news – Google …

Global positioning system External links:

NYSED:State Aid:Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System – YouTube

Platform as a service External links:

Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) – Appian

VPaaS – Video Platform as a Service | Kaltura

Captain Up :: Engagement Platform as a Service

Service layer External links:

Using DTO to transfer data between service layer and UI …

Point of sale External links:

Paladin Point of Sale Homepage – Paladin Point of Sale

ParTech – POS Systems | Restaurant Point of Sale Solutions

Point of Sale Software & Solutions | NCR Counterpoint

Data networking External links:

Leading supplier of Data Networking | Expando Electronics AB

Communications & Data Networking Cabling – KaiHonua

Data Networking & Internet | Frontier Portal

Roel Pieper External links:

Roel Pieper – WSJ

Smart grid External links:

Honeywell Smart Grid

[PDF]Smart Grid Asset Descriptions

Smart Grid Massachusetts | National Grid

4G LTE External links:

4G LTE In-Car Wi-Fi: Features & Information | Chevrolet

Cell Phone Coverage Maps: Best 4G LTE Network …

Page Plus Cellular Phone Store – 4G LTE is now available.

Universal gateway External links:

Universal Gateway – Ascension Glossary

Ambient intelligence External links:

trakkies. Your ambient intelligence platform

Define: Ambient Intelligence | iContact

IEEE 802.15.4 External links:

[PDF]IEEE 802.15.4 and Zigbee – University of Kentucky

Ambient Devices External links:

Ambient Devices Company Profile | Owler

Ambient Devices – Ambient Devices

Ambient Devices – Cambridge, MA – Inc.com

KORE Telematics External links:

KORE Telematics – Regional Sales Manager Resume …

KORE Telematics | ProductionHUB

Internet of Things External links:

Internet of Things World Forum – IoTWF Home

AT&T M2X: Build solutions for the Internet of Things

Leverege: Internet of Things (IoT) Platform and Solutions

Context awareness External links:

Chameleon: Context Awareness inside DBMSs

Stefano Marzano External links:

Stefano Marzano – Home | Facebook

Stefano Marzano Profiles | Facebook

Stefano Marzano, Alberto Alessi, Alessandro Mendini, …

Machine to machine External links:

IOTA and Machine to Machine Economy | Programmer …

Machine to Machine | Verizon Wireless

Job Details – Senior Application Developer/ Machine to Machine

Web of Things External links:

Managing the Web of Things – ScienceDirect

Manning | Building the Web of Things

The Social Web of Things – YouTube

Smarter Planet External links:

IBM and ILOG for a smarter planet – SmartData Collective

A Smarter Planet | Vital Speeches – vsotd.com

IBM100 – Smarter Planet – IBM – United States

Automatic SIM activation External links:

Real-time automatic SIM activation – Buzzinbees

Plant floor communication External links:

[PDF]Plant Floor Communication System Tool …

Plant floor communication – WOW.com

[PDF]Plant Floor Communication System Tool …

Electric Imp External links:

Electric Imp | Crunchbase

Electric Imp | Electric Imp Online Store

Precision agriculture External links:

Precision Agriculture » Raven Slingshot®

Precision Agriculture, Farming and Agricultural Technology

IntelinAir | Actionable Insights for Precision Agriculture

Measurement instrument External links:

iBid Bod Pod 2000A Life Measurement Instrument

Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument

Quake Global External links:

Quake Global Jobs in San Diego, California | Monster.com

Working at Quake Global: Employee Reviews | Indeed.com

Hughes Electronics Corporation External links:

Hughes Electronics Corporation – SourceWatch

Full Title. General Motors Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation, The News Corporation Limited, for Authority to Transfer Control. Description
[PDF]Released: 05/16/2003. GENERAL MOTORS …

Hughes Electronics Corporation – Britannica.com

Industrial robot External links:

Industrial Robot – Open Source Ecology

Industrial Robots by oxford dance on Prezi

Industrial Robots – IFR International Federation of Robotics

Process driven messaging service External links:

Process driven messaging service
A process driven messaging service (PDMS) is a service that is process oriented and exchanges messages/data calls. A PDMS is a service where jobs and triggers can be put together to create a workflow for a message.

Fault detection External links:

The Santon Arc fault Detection Unit – YouTube

Fault Detection & Diagnostics | Albireo Energy

Ground Fault Detection – The Underground Detective

Open Mobile Alliance External links:

Open Mobile Alliance – Home | Facebook

.NET Gadgeteer External links:

.NET Gadgeteer – Microsoft Research

Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer – Home | Facebook

Mobile messaging External links:

Mobile Messaging and SMS Industry-Focused Event | GMS

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