You can put AggreGate in the core of a #vending_machine_operation. All self-service devices will be networked via GPRS, Wi-Fi or Ethernet and connected to the AggreGate server for telemetry collection and centralized cashless payments.
How mobile technology is changing the business world is something we also discussed in CST115. Programs are being designed for the mobile platform as well as near field communication being able to process payments through mobile phones. http://wheniwork.com is a employee scheduling software and app available to alert staff about shifts and shift changes that can be used from a mobile device.