Friday, August 05, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of August 1, 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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The automotive industry will contribute to global M2M connections in a significant way over the next few years.  Machina Research predicts that from 2010 to 2020 global automotive connections will grow from 90 million to 1.4 billion.  Read Original Content

The FAA has approved new M2M communication that allows airline pilots to communicate to air traffic controllers through satellite connections giving them the ability to fly through Polar Regions rather than fly around them during long distance routes.   Read Original Content

Through automotive and electronic health connections the M2M industry is expected to be valued at $66 billion by 2016, according to Visiongain.  Read Original Content

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According to Frost and Sullivan the health care industry is a driving force behind the surge in connected devices.  This includes hospitals adopting new technologies that include patient monitoring systems and smartphone devices.  Read Original Content

UPS said recently that it has reduced the amount of fuel consumed per package in the United States by 3.3 percent.  The company attributes the improvement to telematics, routing technology and loading optimization.  Read Original Content

The Chinese government plans to spend about $100 billion on smart grids over the next 10 years as part of an overall power infrastructure overhaul.  Read Original Content

Although smart meters have been facing controversy in many communities, a new survey conducted by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric and the Department of Energy has found that consumers who have smart meters have become accustomed to the devices and want to continue with their use.  Read Original Content

Visible Energy, Inc., creator of connected home energy conservation and management products, has released its EnergyUFO+ iPad application that allows Pacific Gas & Electric customers in California to access electrical usage data from an iPad.  Read Original Content

Frost and Sullivan reports that Europe will see a 26 percent smart meter growth rate in the next few years with Sweden leading with the highest percentage of smart meter installations.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research has published a report that shows smart grid connections will take up 40 percent of all M2M connection by 2016.  Read Original Content

A new research report from analyst firm Berg Insight has predicted that smart meter penetration in Europe will reach 52 percent by 2016.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 - October 25 - 27, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 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
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
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.