M2M Business Enablement Platform
The world of connected objects
How do we monitor the carbon footprint of a vehicle? How can we track and trace cargo on the move? How do we know when a vending machine needs to be refilled? How do we remotely monitor the consumption of energy? The answer is: by making these objects intelligent, by adding devices to them that provide valuable information in real-time. This will allow billions of objects across the world to generate valuable business information. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) is the technology that makes it all possible. M2M allows both wireless and wired systems to communicate with each other without manual intervention. The overall environment within which these objects are connected and business value is created is called ’The Internet of Things’ (IoT).
This white paper is intended for an audience that understands or works with technology. The objective is to give a high level technical overview of Logica’s M2M Business Enablement Platform and its capabilities. Readers of the paper will be able to understand the M2M ecosystem and where the platform fits in.
Be smart everywhere. With Logica.
Enterprises need platforms that support a wide array of data-collection interfaces and aid in the automatic discovery and dissemination of information. Logica’s M2M Business Enablement Platform addresses the needs of enterprises and M2M application owners.
The platform offers a seamless interface for business applications, irrespective of the networks or devices being used. It allows the business application to innovate around their core business value, where their strength lies, while letting the platform take care of the network or device complexities and the common services. Enterprises can stay neutral with respect to hardware and devices, thus bringing in the agility and flexibility they would need to meet the dynamic needs of their businesses.
Logica’s M2M Business Enablement Platform provides key capabilities to:
- offer the means for M2M business applications to become device and network agnostic
- enable M2M business applications to share, collaborate and make use of the information services provided by the platform based on the device data
- integrate M2M business applications via an industry standard API
- administer the system and derive basic reporting through a readily available friendly user interface
- generate application-specific business events and alerts
- store device and business data based on application/client requirements.
Managed operations. Assured services
Logica has set up a M2M global services organisation to ensure service availability, across geographies and to provide enterprises a managed operation. The organisation has responsibility, not only to ensure the cloud operations and the platform is running but also to keep service available at all times. Support for enterprises is also enhanced by provisioning for second and third line support and the availability of single point of contacts.
Harness the benefits
The adoption of M2M systems has traditionally been challenging. With Logica’s M2M Business Enablement Platform, there is a huge potential to change the business and delivery models. That is not all. By adapting to a new mode of service delivery, enterprises connect better with their customers and build new relationships.