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Summary: M2M device networks provide a service in the same purpose built way as mobile apps. Connected cars and connected homes already have rich capabilities powered by the data and enterprise services with which they integrate. API’s are the most accessible and secure means of providing this integration.
The M2M movement represents a significant shift for a number of industries. Connecting and digitizing data from disparate devices will be as disruptive to these industries as it was to photography. The good news is that the foundational elements to M2M integration—data and application services that can be linked through API’s—exist in the enterprise. Not every company will win the lottery like Instagram, but by creating an M2M app platform enabled by API’s, companies have the opportunity to shake their markets like a Polaroid picture.