Friday, July 22, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of July 18, 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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France is planning a $5.6 billion smart meter plan that would install meters in 35 million homes in an attempt to introduce a more advanced electrical system.  Read Original Content

A team at the University of Arkansas and the University of San Francisco has developed an iPhone automated energy management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power.  Read Original Content

Pike Research projects the smart machine and appliance market to be valued at $26.1 billion by 2019.  Read Original Content

The number of M2M connected devices could increase by one billion devices with the help of 3G and 4G networks.  Read Original Content

M2M connections within the utilities sector will increase from 100 million in 2010 to over 1.5 billion in 2020 according to a new study.  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 -

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.4 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 130.5 million at the end of the period.  Read Original Content

Frost and Sullivan predicts the number of European smart meter installations to grow by 26 percent per year from 2010 to 2017.  Read Original Content

General Motors and OnStar will launch the first real world pilot of smart grid solutions for electric vehicles this year, hoping to change utilities to increase energy efficiency and offer lower charging costs to customers.  Read Original Content

In 2010 4.5 million cars were sold with connected, telematics capability, by 2015 that number is expected to reach 22.7 million.  Read Original Content

The island of Maui is planning to begin construction on a $14 million smart grid project in late 2011.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility Exchange - Las Vegas in November
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pintov
Mobile Expert Video Series: Electrix's Jeff Morgan
What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?
Mobile Expert Video Series: ETSA Utility's Grant Roach
Mobile Expert Video Series: Jessica Fell
Mobile Expert Video Series: Telstra's Warren Wipiti
Mobility in Australia is Challenging
Mobile Expert Video Series: Jemena's Tinashe Mutimbe

Upcoming Events

Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 2011
Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 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.