A majority of enterprises expect the need for machine-to-machine services to increase over the coming year, according to an Infonetics survey of IT purchase decision-makers at 163 organizations in North America that are procuring M2M services or will trial or deploy them by the end of 2014.

M2M services, also known as the Internet of Things, allow wireless and wired systems to communicate with devices that collect and provide data for analysis. Infonetics’ study, “M2M Strategies by Vertical: North American Enterprise Survey,” also shows that security is a top concern among survey respondents, as are regulatory issues and the complexity of M2M solutions. According to enterprises surveyed, network quality is the top criteria for M2M service provider selection.

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