Europe-wide cloud based machine-to-machine (m2m) service gateway for small and medium enterprises
Leon Sagovac, Boran Loncaric
Businesses are increasingly looking for ready-made and easy-to-use services managed by trustworthy companies offering reliable, high-quality services at a reasonable price. Cloud computing is an emerging technology and business model which lays the foundation for innovative services. The use of cloud services in conjunction with other technologies, such as satellite positioning, mobile communications and sensors, creates a new value chain ready to be explored and commercialised.
A Europe-wide, cloudbased, machine-to-machine (m2m) service gateway for small and medium enterprises could leverage cloud computing and provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), line-ofbusiness applications, software as a service (SaaS), and an application development Platform as a Service (PaaS) that could be used by developers to deliver custom applications, or integrate data directly into corporate and private clouds. The portfolio of applications includes:
fleet management, transportation planning, workforce tracking, salesforce tracking, offi ce time tracking and remote video surveillance.