Friday, June 17, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of June 13, 2011

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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Pike Research estimates that more than 250 million smart meters will be installed by 2015, up from 46 million in 2008.  Read Original Content

According to Connected World magazine Verizon leads the M2M market with the most data connections, while AT&T leads with the most connected devices.  Read Original Content

A Sheriff’s department in Arizona has equipped its patrol fleet with mobile data computing which turns patrol vehicles into wireless hubs that allow deputies to access live feedback from a number of sources.  Read Original Content

Verizon and Blueforce Development have agreed to combine efforts to provide government and commercial M2M services.  Read Original Content

Infonetics Research has found that global convergent charging market, including software and services, grew 37 percent in 2010 over 2009 to $862.3 million, and is forecast to grow to $3.3 billion in 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 - http://www.clicksoftware.com/.

M2M devices are becoming increasingly popular among the healthcare industry including a growing number of heart monitoring devices.  Read Original Content

Sprint is expected to enter into the wireless tele-medicine market to continue its advancement in the M2M market.  Read Original Content

Molly Webb, from the U.K. newspaper Guardian, believes that the U.K. should follow in the footsteps of the United States and adopt smart grid technology to reduce carbon emissions.  Read Original Content

Using federal stimulus money Idaho Power will begin installing 40,000 smart meters in the upcoming weeks in southeastern Idaho.  Read Original Content

President Obama is set to announce a new campaign that will further promote smart grid technology in the United States.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

What Does HTML5 Mean for Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business?
Mobile Expert Video Series:  About Time's Stuart Jack
Mobile Expert Video Series: Accenture's Brandon Webber
Mobile Expert Video Series: Vivint's Scott Taylor
Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More
Mobile Expert Video Series: Sybase's Shawn McEwen
The Season of Mobility User Conferences

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar - Learn how Carefusion mobilized SAP CRM Field Service with Syclo, June 22, 2011
Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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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.