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Transformative technologies being developed everyday are dramatically altering the way business processes are carried out. Machine-To-Machine (M2M) is one such disruptive technology, enabling organizations and governments to execute a better infrastructural strategy to reach a new level of service, efficiency, and economy. The ubiquity of networks that collect and deliver the Internet of Things (IoT) generated data, and the cheaper availability of efficient sensors, devices, and components that enable M2M are responsible for the faster adoption of this ground breaking technology. Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint, [NYSE:S] observes that CIOs are increasingly capturing its benefit to automate the communication of data between connected devices, assets, and people. However, the probability of a business to face a security breach is quite high in this era. Depending on external partners that offer M2M services will ease the security concerns, making business procedures, components, software, and networks secure. In this evolving M2M landscape, Sprint is launching breakthrough secured products and applications to assist organizations reinvent their business operations.
Sprint’s M2M solutions are targeted at business automation by helping people collaborate, mobilize, and accelerate business in various spheres. The company’s insurance telematics solutions enable insurers to deliver the necessary data to their policyholders, facilitating the monitoring of vehicle health—all accessible through smartphones. As a result, the insurers gain improved retention rates and enhanced relationship with the policyholders, lowering driver risk. “Our insurance telematics are smart ways to get out of a price war with competitors and help customers mitigate risk,” asserts Claure. The CEO believes that the easier the organizations make it for customers to pay, the smoother it is for them to work with the firm. To streamline the payment process, Sprint offers M2M Mobile Point of Sale (PoS) solution, which delivers the power of tablet-based payments by aligning different data sequences.
Our M2M enabled solutions transform the way firms run their operations
The Mobile PoS solution links every transaction of the organizations’ sales, inventory, and marketing.
Our M2M enabled solutions transform the way firms run their operations. Sprint is adroit at helping professionals monitor their equipment’s performance using the power of telemetry. The company keeps organizations connected with their critical equipment—any type of asset from oil wells and waste-water valve controls to electric utility grid switches. Through sensors, organizations are informed about the functioning of equipments and receive instant alerts when there is problem. In addition, Sprint provides digital signage solutions that help clients deploy in-store marketing to promote their products, create video messages, deliver updates, and launch mobile ads. It allows organizations to provide their customers robust and personalized experiences— anytime, anywhere.
All these meters, signboards, cameras, remote sensors, appliances, and smartphones that need to be managed are controlled through the company’s Command Center 2.0. It transfers the central command of all the required M2M provisioning, billing, and management. For instance, Sprint deployed plug and play Driver Development solutions to its own fleet to give drivers the ability to monitor their driving skills in a smartphone application and reduce operation expenses. As a result, there was a change in the driver behavior, reducing fuel consumption and accidents.
Sprint allows organizations to spot the business process or operational pattern and work toward attaining efficiency. For the future, the company is eyeing a variety of options to place its network gear on rooftops, public right-of-ways, and existing as well as newly erected poles to upgrade their network. “We are going to do that without jeopardizing the customer experience,” concludes Claure.