Friday, August 12, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of August 8, 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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According to market analysis by Compass Intelligence, the U.S. next-generation M2M market will grow to 87 million connections by 2015, growing 25 percent per year.  Read Original Content

The growing M2M market is driving the profits of many communication companies as more and more people seek to increase connectivity throughout their daily lives.  Iridium Communications, a satellite communications company, tripled its second quarter profits as its M2M business saw a spike in demand.  Read Original Content

Boeing Co. and Siemens AG announced plans for a strategic alliance to develop and sell smart-grid and other energy-saving technologies to the Defense Department, the biggest single energy consumer in the U.S.  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 -

Machina Research recently published a report predicting the automotive market will contain 1.4 billion M2M connected devices by 2020, up from 90 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

The number of smart meters installed worldwide will reach 963 million by 2020, largely due to China's aggressive effort to modernize its electric grid.  Read Original Content

With the increasing size of the global M2M market, there is a growing need for solutions to analyze and collect real-time data. Visiongain expects there to be 850 million worldwide-connected devices by 2016.  Read Original Content

According to Frost & Sullivan, in the upcoming years the healthcare industry will need IT specialists to be trained on managing multiple platforms to include the increased use of tablets and smartphones in hospitals.  Read Original Content

In September SAP will launch a new smart grid software program that allows data to be managed in real time using in-memory computing.  Read Original Content

The New York Independent System Operator has started a $74 million project supported by the Department of Energy to install smart grids throughout the state.  Read Original Content

Infonetics Research recently predicted that revenue from embedded M2M services would grow steadily at a 66 percent compounded annual growth rate, while the number of connections would grow from 87 million in 2009 to more than 428 million by 2014.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Video Comments: Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise
Build vs Buy: Mobile App Development and Enterprise Mobility
Video Comments: Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise
Syclo Conversation About Trends
The Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Las Vegas - November 2 and 3
Tracking and Monitoring Shipments on Aircraft - M2M Devices
HTML5, Enterprise Mobility and Visual Effects
Death by Mobile App

Upcoming Events

Build vs. Buy:  Mobile App Development - August 24, 2011
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
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

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.