Machine-to-Machine Technology and Analytics

1485 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
Machine-to-Machine technology and analytics is the promising future of the big data era. Its exponential growth and advancement promises a plethora of solutions and new ideas, but as with all innovations, it will also create a wave of new issues, problems and complications that, given its scale, magnitude and speed of development will certainly challenge as much as it benefits the legal industry.

What is M2M & IoT?
Machine to Machine (M2M) is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often marketed to end-users as being “smart” . The interconnection between “smart” objects and the way we interact in the environment is described as the Internet of Things.

How does it work?
Sensors (which are devices with processor, memory, storage, inputs and outputs, OS and software capabilities that gather and/or disseminate data on just about anything ), are attached to objects, and the objects’ identities, state or state of surroundings become capable of being relayed to an Internet connected IT structure. The sensors relay data to the outside world through local area and wide area, wireless or wired links. . Local, on…

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