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M2M News Weekly – Week of January 12, 2014

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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In 2018 the most important industry vertical for machine-to-machine communications will be healthcare, generating M2M revenues of $7.9 billion, predicts market research firm Ovum. Read Original Content

According to Ovum, global revenues from M2M services stood at $16.7 billion in 2013 and are set to grow to $44.8 billion by 2018. More than a third of those revenues are expected to come from the Asia-Pacific region, which is expected to generate $15 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

In a recent keynote speech, Cisco chief executive John Chambers predicted the Internet of Things would be a $19 trillion market over the next several years. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper -

The M2M industry is forecast by Strategy Analytics to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022, according to the new Strategy Analytics Machine-to-Machine Strategies service report. Read Original Content

According to a recently published study from Machina Research, LTE is set to become the main cellular M2M technology by 2022, driven by the decommissioning of 2G networks, rapid expansion of LTE coverage and a fall in equipment prices. Read Original Content

Shipments of industrial automation M2M devices with cellular communication capabilities will reach 760,000 worldwide in 2013, according to the "Industrial Automation and Wireless M2M," report from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

According to Pyramid Research, the Chinese cellular M2M market, it says, will become the world's largest this year, with device volumes increasing by over 40 per cent to reach 45 million and growing on to reach 138 million by 2017.
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The Internet of Things, which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009, according to Gartner. Read Original Content

By 2019 ON World predicts the majority of wireless sensing and control devices will be Internet connected and cumulative shipments between 2010 and 2019 will reach five billion worldwide. Read Original Content

AT&T is helping fuel innovation for machine-to-machine communications with a cloud-based M2M “developer sandbox,” called the AT&T M2X Developer Kit. AT&T is giving application and device developers the tools they need to connect, store and share data. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation
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Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event

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Whitepapers of Note

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The True Cost of Mobility

Kevin Benedict
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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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