Friday, June 24, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of June 20, 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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A study by The Electrical Power Research Institute estimates that smart grid projects in the United States will lead to $1.3 to $2 trillion in benefits by 2020.  Read Original Content

Both SAP and General Electric have joined an alliance of companies in order to help create common standards within the smart meter market.  Read Original Content

Ford recently announced that in select new models the vehicle communication and entertainment systems will be able to connect with smartphones.  Read Original Content

ABI Research forecasts that by the end of this year there will be over 100 million smart meter shipments and by 2016 there will be 250 million yearly deliveries of smart meter units.  Read Original Content

The Northeast Group recently projected that by 2020 the South American smart meter market will reach 104.5 million units and will be worth $21.5 billion dollars.  Read Original Content

Wireless Federation reports there will be massive growth in M2M security components in Europe over the next few years.   The projections point at growth from 2.4 million in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55 percent to touch 21.4 million 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 -

Sprint has released the new M2M Command Center that allows customers to control wireless devices in the areas of healthcare, transportation and energy management all through a secure web browser.  Read Original Content

The Centre for Advanced Condition Monitoring at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland is focusing on remote monitoring systems for offshore wind farms in the U.K.  This will allow them to maintain offshore equipment and regulate turbine generators.  Read Original Content

Lockheed Martin was given a $58.6 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide remote sensor systems for battlefield surveillance.  Read Original Content

Rogers Communications announced that its team in Quebec will enable Hydro-Quebec to provision M2M wireless connectivity across the province of Quebec. This will allow smart meters to be installed throughout the province.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Interview Series:  VWF’s Carl Redman
Mobile Field Services and Service Optimization - Not This Time
Going to Australia to Speak on Mobility and Field Services - July 11-13th
Mobile Commerce If You Want My Business
Mobility Insights for Tuesday
Mobility Can Change the World and Healthcare
Philippe Winthrop and Steve Levy Webinar on Enabling the Agile Business through Mobile Strategy
Eggs with Benedict - European Enterprise Mobility Breakfast Meetings

Upcoming Events

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.