The forecast for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) is set to nearly triple through 2018. One of the great allures of M2M is the many and varied use cases including everything from smart meters, interactive kiosks, surveillance cameras, and more. The business drivers include everything from proactive maintenance, production assurance, theft reduction, productivity improvement, etc. It important to note that the steep growth curve is yet to begin, as M2M is expected to take off significantly with the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). M2M has become much more complex and âsmartâ due to major advances in semiconductor and software with the potential to be embedded in virtually any asset or object requiring monitoring and control throughout the enterprise. By way of example, industry giant Cisco is aggressively forecasting about 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, after coming out with an earlier analysis in January that claimed 8.7 billion connected devices in 2012. With this dramatic growth expectation, there is a critical need to focus on potential lost revenue and fraud that may occur within various portions of the M2M ecosystem. This research assesses risk management issues in M2M, key companies, solutions, and market positioning. The report provides a market driver analysis along with anticipated revenues through 2020.