The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)

The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)

Summary: The Internet of Things, or Machine-to-Machine, is one of the fastest rising topics in technology. Here's what business leaders need to know to potentially take advantage of it.

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Be prepared for a marketing blitz around Machine-to-Machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the "Industrial Internet" in 2013.

Those three are all the same thing, by the way.

We've compiled expertise on the topic across ZDNet and TechRepublic and from the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia and wrapped it all together into an ebook that can give business leaders the information that they need to know to quickly get up to speed on M2M and assess its potential benefits. This ebook is a free PDF download for registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members. (You may need to update some details before downloading.)

If you're not already a member, you can click here to register. It only takes a moment. 

Here's what I wrote in the Foreword:

At its core, M2M is all about tiny sensors that collect data and automatically transmit that data to servers or the cloud, where it can quickly be translated into useful analysis.

The end game is to get deeper insights and real-time feedback that can help you make faster and better decisions. This obviously ties into big data and there are certain industries -- such as manufacturing, health care, and public utilities -- where this is going to have a huge impact in the immediate future.

TechRepublic and ZDNet have put together a series of articles to help you understand the state of M2M, see how it can be used to generate business benefits, understand the security and privacy hurdles to overcome, and get a look at a few examples of M2M in action in the real world.

You can download the ebook over on TechRepublic.

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Topics: Tapping M2M: The Internet of Things, Mobility

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  • Can't access

    Registered on ZDNet for this eBook, but this is all I get "We’re sorry, but the page you requested could not be found."
    mmuszala
    • Apologies

      Click the contact link under my bio and I'll make sure we get you copy while we're working this out.
      jasonhiner
  • registered ZDNet insufficient

    This article say "This ebook is a free PDF download for registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members." If I follow the link and try the download TechRepublic insists I register with them!
    CE778
    • Hmmm....

      Sorry for the confusion. Click the contact link under my bio and I'll make sure we get you copy while we're working this out.
      jasonhiner
  • I experienced the same error as above trying to download the FREE eBook.

    Please send me a copy as well. Have clicked the contact. FYI/A.
    tony_maralit