Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kevin’s M2M News Weekly – July 14, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly. This is an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. 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.

I believe that enterprise mobility and the M2M markets are converging. Both areas exchange wireless data with the enterprise. Both play important roles in enterprise asset management, fleet management and field services.

You can read archived editions of Kevin's M2M News Weekly at http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/m2m.html.

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Please send me any interesting M2M news links, market numbers, events, case studies, analyst reports or whitepapers that you come across and I will include in my newsletter. Enjoy!

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I found this video by Vodafone on YouTube that paints an interesting vision of M2M.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujk1cprLpD8&feature=related

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Cumulative global investment in smart grids, including smart meter implementations, as well as upgrades to the transmission and distribution infrastructure, will approach $46 billion by 2015 according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research.

http://www.fieldtechnologiesonline.com/article.mvc/Smart-Grid-Spending-Will-Top-45B-By-2015-0001?user=2373698&source=nl:28057

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Within the next five years, mobile phones, sensor technology, portable medical devices, and wireless health applications will play a larger role in connecting patients with their healthcare providers, yet many healthcare chief information officers haven't put plans in place to accommodate this surge.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mobile-wireless/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=224900533

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The global market opportunity for mobile health could be worth as much as $60 billion, according to consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/worldwide-m-health-market-opportunity-could-reach-60-billion/2010-02-23

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The market for mobile health technology will reach an estimated $4.6 billion by 2014, according to a report by CSMG. mHealth is already a $1.5 billion market and it is expected to grow over the next five years at a 25 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate). If certain broad healthcare reforms are instituted, such as pay-for-performance, adoption could accelerate.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-report-offers-insight-fragmented-mhealth-market

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The U.S. market for wireless home-based health care applications will grow from $304 million this year to $4.4 billion in 2013, according to a new report. That translates to an estimated annual growth rates of 96 percent in 2010, 126 percent in 2011, 95 percent in 2012 and 68 percent in 2013.

http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/home_health-38778-1.html

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According to recent studies, the M2M market is estimated to grow $19 billion over the next five years.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/91259-machine-to-machine-market-grow-19-billion-over.htm

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A new fire safety product alerts deaf or hard of hearing people, via their cell phones, of fire alarms in public places such as supermarkets, hotels, shopping centers and libraries.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/91327-uks-fireco-chooses-wireless-logics-m2m-fire-alarm.htm

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What if my blood sugar's too high today? Is it time for my blood pressure pill? With nagging text messages or more customized two-way interactions, researchers are trying to harness the power of cell phones to help fight chronic diseases.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_med_healthbeat_cell_phones

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The U.S. Army is using mobile technology to transmit health tips, appointment reminders, and general announcements to the cell phones of more than 300 wounded soldiers. The mobile phone based secure messaging system called mCare is one of several innovative wireless technology solutions that the Army is deploying to improve the health of its employees.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/patient/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=XRAP20EITORINQE1GHOSKH4ATMY32JVN?articleID=225701968

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Tracking and tracing applications have always been a big part of M2M technology, and it seems there are no signs of this market slowing down. Companies continue to introduce new components and products that can be used for keeping tabs on location, whether it’s tracking a vehicle, cargo, or something else.

http://www.m2mmag.com/m2mnew/news/articles/article.aspx?ID=8469

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Europe has 345 million energy meters, 254 million motor vehicles, 8 million security alarm systems and 6 million POS-terminals. Altogether these segments represent a potential market of over 600 million wireless M2M connections.

http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?productid=1493111

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Ericsson is identifying M2M as a key component in the future growth of the mobile industry, driven by devices such as smart meters, tracking solutions in the logistics industry, digital signage, cameras, and vending machines which can reorder for them. Up to 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2020.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/352836/50_billion_device_connections_by_2020_ericsson/

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Doctors have already been finding ways to incorporate the new iPhone 4 and its videoconferencing features into their practice of medicine.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/surgeons-connect-iphone-4s-facetime-videoconferencing-app/2010-07-13


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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
CEO/Principal Consultant, Netcentric Strategies LLC
http://www.netcentric-strategies.com/
www.linkedin.com/in/kevinbenedict http://twitter.com/krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant, mobility analsyt, writer and Web 2.0 marketing professional. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.
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