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M2M News Weekly - Week of May 16, 2011

Welcome to Kevin's 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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Juniper Research reports that the M2M market will see revenues of over $35 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

Sprint continues to lead in M2M programs and is showing increased competitiveness in that industry.   Read Original Content

By 2020 there will be 1.5 billion M2M connections in the utilities business, the majority coming from smart meters.   Read Original Content

The U.S. market for smart grid technologies is expected to increase to $37.4 billion in 2014, for an annual growth rate of over 16 percent.  Read Original Content

Hundreds of buildings in Dubai are using M2M services from Pacific Control System to save energy while cooling buildings.   Read Original Content

With the help of smart meters the M2M market will account for approximately 24 billion Euros in revenue by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to Berg Insight, the number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America is expected to reach 3.8 million by 2015.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Deutsche Telekom and M2M specialist Gemalto have announced that their M2M solution is being embedded by German auto manufacturer BMW as part of the European Commission’s eCall initiative, designed to enable rapid response assistance for people in road accidents.  Read Original Content

Lately there has been a move to equip vending machines with M2M capability to allow customers to use their debit and credit cards while making purchases.  Read Original Content

Hospitals are using M2M technology to allow their patients to personally monitor their health status and feed data back to hospitals.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Moshe BenBassat, Part 1
Mobile Expert Video Series: Smartsoft Mobile's Ed Krufka
Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Dr. Ahmed El Adl, Part 1
Mobile Expert Video Series: Leapfactor's Luis Cabrera
Mobile Expert Video Series: Smartsoft Mobile's Dan Homrich
Mobile Expert Video Series: AMT-Sybex's Malachy Martin
Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Thortsen Stephan
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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
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Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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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.