Friday, July 08, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of July 4, 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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SAP continues to participate in the smart meter market by recently announcing new software for utility companies that helps to monitor individual energy usage.  Read Original Content

Early in 2012 Best Buy will begin selling GE smart appliances, which can be controlled by a communication and data storage device that manages electricity usage.  Read Original Content

According to the network provider Cisco, by 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet.  CapGemini estimates that the world M2M market will be worth $39.3 billion by 2013. Read Original Content

Berg Insight forecasts that global revenues from shipments of home automation systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33 percent from $2.3 billion in 2010 to nearly $9.5 billion in 2015.  Read Original Content

TeliaSonera has joined the M2M alliance created by France Telecom's Orange and Deutsche Telekom earlier this year.  This alliance hopes to streamline the M2M industry and create common features throughout the market.  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 -

Berg Insight predicts that wireless M2M modules for security applications in Europe will grow from 2.4 million in 2010 to 21.4 million in 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 55 percent.  Read Original Content

IBM and Korea Electric Power Company are building a smart grid testing center in South Korea than will allow companies who are investing in smart grids to collaborate and exchange new data on smart systems.  Read Original Content

Enterprise Fleet Management has partnered with Sprint to offer Mobile Resource Manager, a cutting edge M2M solution that helps when tracking assets.  Read Original Content

Ford Motor Company will expand the use of its on board smartphone applications for the 2012 model year, the automaker said at a safety and technology show for reporters.  Read Original Content

Demand for M2M communications has been rejuvenated by the global push for smart cities and intelligent metering, but there are still barriers to cross before the technology can realize its potential, say industry observers.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Discussions About Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business, Part 1
Real Estate Companies and Enterprise Mobility
Social Networking and Enterprise Mobility in Less Developed Regions
Recruitment and Enterprise Mobility
SAP and the Enterprise Mobility Message
London Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, July 1st

Upcoming Events

ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011
Mobile Case Study: Healthrageous Accelerates Time to Market through Mobile Development Strategy, July 13, 2011
Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 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.