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M2M News Weekly – Week of November 18, 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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Shipments of cellular M2M module will grow from 76 million in 2012 to 104 million in 2013, according to a study by research firm Strategy Analytics. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Grid Communications market will grow at a CAGR of 13.37 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in smart grid construction. Read Original Content

A new Zpryme report recently released projects the global energy management system market will reach $1.70 billion in 2012. By 2020, the global market is projected to reach $9.98 billion. 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.

At the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow, Ericsson announced a strategic cooperation with one of Russia's major operators, MegaFon, to develop the market around M2M connectivity. Read Original Content

Airbus became the first commercial aircraft manufacturer to announce plans to employ permanent radio frequency identification tags on parts for its A350 XWB aircraft. Now, Airbus is the first aircraft manufacturer to expand the permanent tagging of selected parts across its entire fleet. Read Original Content


A new fleet driver communications solution, based around a smartphone app, has been launched by Driverconnex. The Driverconnex solution has been designed to complement any pre-existing fleet management system. Read Original Content

Total mobile connections will stand at 6.8 billion including M2M, or 5.9 billion excluding M2M and inactive SIM cards by fourth quarter, according to a study by GSMA. Read Original Content

A new Strategy Analytics M2M Strategies report "M2M Devices Annual Sales by Air Interface, Region by Industry Vertical" predicts cellular M2M module shipments will grow from 76 million in 2012 to 104 million in 2013. 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 .

By the end of 2014 France will initiate a 4.3 billion euro plan to deploy 35 million electronic power meters, the country’s energy minister has announced. Read Original Content

Compass Intelligence, a global consulting and market analytics firm, has released its latest forecast of the M2M market. It predicts the cellular M2M market will reach 33.3 million connections in the U.S. in 2012 and grow to 114.7 million connections by 2016 with an annual growth of over 36 percent. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC 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 an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.