Friday, June 10, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of June 6, 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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Top Italian utility Enel and its Spanish subsidiary Endesa have launched a pilot project to install remote power meters in Brazil, part of a drive to develop smart grids in Latin America.  Read Original Content

GE smart meters are credited for prompting North Leigh in Oxfordshire to reduce its energy consumption by 10 percent for three consecutive months.  The power conservation has earned the British village a £20,000 award from Scottish and Southern Energy.  Read Original Content

Kore Wireless Group Inc. announced it has acquired Australian-based M2M provider Mach Communications Pty. Ltd. to grow its M2M business for multinational companies. This acquisition allows Kore to prepare for the predicted surge in the Asian M2M market in the coming years.  Read Original Content

Reportlinker has recently published a research report and argues that the market for M2M in the utilities sector will see significant growth in connections from 100 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

Matt Hatton from Machina Research estimates the total market for M2M in the utilities segment will be worth approximately $33.7 billion in 2020, up from $5.6 billion in 2010 and peaking at $39.3 billion in 2017.  Read Original Content

M2M connections will be the catalyst for more than $35 billion of service revenues across a diverse range of industry sectors by the end of 2016, according to Juniper Research. These sectors include fleet telematics, smart meters, mobile health services and security.  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 -

The mobile healthcare market including remote patient monitoring is expected to grow 27 percent annually for the next several years, RNCOS reports.  Read Original Content

Recent analysis by E Source reveals a strong interest among residential customers in smart meter data, which includes viewing daily and hourly energy use online, on a smart phone, or on a display as well as seeing the energy use of each appliance.  Read Original Content

According to research conducted by EPRI, the widespread adoption of smart grids could lower U.S. emissions to 58 percent by 2030.  Read Original Content

Sprint is now sponsoring an embedded M2M solutions forum on the website of Technology Marketing Conversation.  This sponsorship is set to increase and facilitate conversations surrounding the world of embedded M2M technology.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Upcoming Mobility Events of Note
Windows Phone 7 and Italian Railroad
Will Microsoft’s Mango Shake Enterprise Mobility, Part 1?

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar - Learn how Carefusion mobilized SAP CRM Field Service with Syclo, June 22, 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.