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M2M News Weekly - Week of June 27, 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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Juniper Research has released a new study that estimates there will be nearly 412 million global M2M connected devices by 2014.  Read Original Content.

Berg Insight reports that the market for home health monitoring devices was $10 billion in 2010, and patient monitoring is set to grow approximately 26 percent annually through 2014.  Read Original Content.

Pike Research forecasts that worldwide users of home energy management systems will reach 63 million by 2020, up from just over 1 million in 2011.  Read Original Content.

Sprint’s recently launched Mobile Command Center is targeted towards the healthcare industry and remote patient monitoring.  Read Original Content.

The Australian M2M market is worth about $300 million and analysts predict it will grow to $1 billion over the next four years.  Read Original Content.

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Telenor Connexion aims to carve itself a bigger slice of the growing market for M2M services in Asia by persuading businesses in the region to use their services rather than incumbent Telco.  Read Original Content.

According to a new research report from analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in Europe are predicted to grow from 2.4 million in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 55 percent to reach 21.4 million in 2015.  Read Original Content.

GreenWave Reality, a provider of home energy management and automation systems, says it has partnered with Australia's Swinburne University of Technology to open an energy management research center in Melbourne, Australia.  Read Original Content.

According to a new tracking report from Pike Research, global smart meter shipment volumes continued to be strong in the first quarter of 2011, with 17.4 million units shipped. Nearly 70 percent of these shipments were to China.  Read Original Content.

General Electric and its venture capital partners will invest $63 million in 10 home energy technology companies in the second round of funding as part of GE’s $200 million ecomagination Challenge.  Read Original Content.

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Upcoming Events

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
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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.