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M2M News Weekly-Week of October 14, 2012


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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According to a new study from Pike Research, global investments in smart city infrastructures will reach $108 billion by 2020. Read Original Content.

Market research firm MarketsandMarkets expects cloud computing and smartphones to fuel a healthy 26.1 percent compound annual growth rate for the global M2M market, reaching close to $86 billion by 2017. Read Original Content.

According to ABI Research, the application enablement platform and connected device platform for the M2M market will grow to $3.85 billion by 2017. Read Original Content.

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology. 

During a keynote at MobileCon in San Diego this week, Sanjay Poonen, president of technology and innovation products at SAP, highlighted his company's plans to use M2M and the cloud as opportunities for app development and new entrants in the mobile commerce space. Read Original Content.

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global M2M Wireless Network Services market to grow at a compound annual rate of 29.4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing number of mobile devices and better network coverage. Read Original Content.


German operator group Deutsche Telekom has partnered with US SIM card solution provider Digi, which specialises in supplying industrial-grade M2M solutions. Read Original Content.

Option, a global leader in wireless connectivity, security and experience, today announces CloudGate, a secure and reliable 3G M2M gateway that brings new levels of flexibility and ease of deployment for M2M solutions in the US market. Read Original Content.


TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Grid Home Area Network market to grow at a compound annual rate of 17.05 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the integration of various technologies into the power grid. Read Original Content.

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

According to a report by Pike Research, global investment in four key areas – traffic management systems, public transportation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle systems and smart charging for plug-in electric vehicles – is expected to reach $13.1billion between 2011 and 2017. Indeed annual spending is expected to surge from $770 million in 2011 to $3 billion in 2017. Read Original Content.

Research firm Pike Research expects smart appliance sales to show greater increases after 2015.
The firm expects worldwide sales of smart appliances to climb rapidly for the remainder of the decade, reaching just under 45 million units per year in 2020. 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.