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M2M News Weekly - Week of April 20, 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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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, Inc. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Connected Car M2M Connections and Services market to grow at a CAGR of 28.45 percent over the period 2014-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing awareness and demand for safety and security of connected car M2M services. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Read Original Content

The problem today is that “mobilizing” enterprise applications using MEAPs and MADPs can cost hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, and can take months or years to implement. StarMobile is a cloud-based enterprise mobility solution that dynamically transforms any packaged on-premise or cloud-based application, or custom-built system, into a mobile application. We deliver enterprise mobility at 5 percent to 20 percent of the cost and time of any other solution on the planet, typically $5 per user per month for unlimited mobile apps. Learn More

Analysts forecast the M2M market in India to grow at a CAGR of 33.81 percent over the period 2012-2016. The new income opportunities generated through the adoption of M2M technology constitute one of the key factors for this market growth. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the global market for global M2M satellite communication is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content
Accenture and Siemens have formed a joint-venture company that will seek to bring together Siemens' smart grid products and Accenture's managed-services capabilities. The Munich-based OMNETRIC Group will offer utility companies combined services focused on data management and systems integration, with the lure that such services will improve efficiency, grid operations and reliability. Read Original Content

ComEd has announced work related to its sweeping smart grid initiative supported 2,871 full-time equivalent positions in 2013. The positions included nearly 1,000 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as well as more than 1,800 indirect positions created by the program. Read Original Content

Texas Instruments has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things cloud service providers.  This will let manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. Read Original Content

Global chip firm Intel recently said it is shifting its workforce internally in India to areas of growth such as tablet and Internet of Things segments from traditional segments like personal computers. Read Original Content

As of 2013, China’s Internet of Things industry is estimated at 600 billion yuan (US$96.6 billion) and is expected to grow up to 1 trillion yuan ($161 billion) by 2015. Read Original Content

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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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