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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 1, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly (formerly M2N News Weekly), an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to 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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According to a report from, the M2M market is expected to account for nearly $196 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent during the six-year period between 2014 and 2020.  Read Original Content

The IDC’s recent Middle East and Africa Enterprise Communications Survey revealed 50 percent of Kenyan survey respondents had already deployed M2M technologies, while a further 27 percent intended to within the next three years.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets predicts the global cellular M2M value-added services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 37.24 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

China Mobile leads the global M2M connections market, with over 32 million M2M connections served in 2013, up 43 percent from 2012, according to a report from Infonetics Research.  Read Original Content

Smart cities can enhance communication, and deliver economic benefits, with Navigant Research predicting the global smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion in revenue in 2012 to $20.2 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content
The development of future “smart cities” is being pioneered by Welsh scientists at Swansea University.  They have started a three-year collaboration with Hewlett Packard on the development of so-called “smart cities”.  Read Original Content

The total connected living room market is expected to cross $957.65 billion by 2020 with a single digit growth rate, according to Currently, the market value is approximately $612.36 billion.  Read Original Content

According to Infonetics Research the 10 largest machine-to-machine service providers based on cellular M2M connections served are: AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Sprint, Telefónica, Telenor, Verizon, and Vodafone.  Read Original Content

Internet of Things companies attracted more than $1 billion in venture capital in 2013, according to CB Insights. The New York-based venture capital firm says that’s an increase of 11 percent from the previous year.  Read Original Content

Apple is expected to unveil software at the Worldwide Developers Conference that promises to turn our homes into Wi-Fi-connected wonderlands, where locks, lights, appliances — you name it — can all be controlled via an iPhone or iPad. 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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