Friday, May 27, 2011

M2M News Weekly - May 23, 2011

Welcome to the 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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Machina Research estimates that the number of global M2M connections in the utilities industry will grow from 100 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, M2M will generate more than $35 billion in revenue by 2016.  Read Original Content

The global patient monitoring market will reach $9.3 billion by 2014, concludes strategic research firm Technavio in its latest report.  Read Original Content

A research report by Reportlinker argues that the number of M2M connections in the utilities industry will grow from 100 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2020, of which 99 percent will be smart meters.  Read Original Content

A planned modernization of the U.S. national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years but will provide up to 2 trillion in customer benefits over that time, according to industry experts.  Read Original Content

According to a study conducted by ABI Research Telematics and Navigation, thanks to the increasing demand from China and other developing industries like Brazil and Russia, the telematics market is likely to grow to a staggering 16 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

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Sprint’s M2M business solution continues to dominate in the B2B market.  Read Original Content

General Electric continues to strengthen its presence in the smart grid market with its recent acquisition of FMC Tech.  Read Original Content

IBM has expanded its Healthcare Analytics Solutions Center to better compete in the mobile healthcare market and to continue to build solutions for physicians and their tablets and smartphones.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

What I Learned About Mobility at SAPPHIRENOW 2011
Challenges for a Global Manager of Service Delivery
Mobile Expert Video Series:  VIP’s Mark Goddard
Mobile Expert Video Series:  SAP’s Nick Brown
Mobile Expert Video Series:  Novus’ Dave Ploch
Mobile Expert Video Series:  Clicksoftware’s Nigel Clark
SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 Day 3 Mobility Photos!

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Networked Field Services

Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Exclusive SAP Mentor and Blogger Briefing:  Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Redstone Arsenal's (DOD/Chugach) 3 Maintenance Challenges Solved by Mobile

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.