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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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There will be over 700 million cellular-enabled machine-to-machine device adoption and system deployments in the U.S. by 2017, according to a recent Gigaom publication. Read Original Content

The global M2M industry is expected to generate some $290 billion in revenues in 2017, up from just $44 billion this year, according to new research from MarketsandMarkets. Read Original Content

The growing use of RFID in modernizing applications is set to overtake the traditional RFID use cases driving the market to over $14 billion in 2017, according to ABI Research. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it has reached its $250 million goal of improving the rural smart grids of the country. The agency has been keen to improve these grids for some time, hoping to better prepare them for the adoption of alternative energy systems. Read Original Content

China's smart grid components market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6 percent between 2011 and 2021 reaching $1.43 trillion, SBI Energy says in a market study. The country is expected to become number one globally on the smart grid market, surpassing the U.S. whose CAGR is estimated at 4 percent. Read Original Content

The number of mobile connected devices will nearly double to 12 billion by 2020, the GSMA predicts. In addition to consumer electronics devices such as cell phones, the GSMA forecast includes a variety of machine-to-machine sensors, including devices for the automotive, education, healthcare, and public utility industries. Read Original Content

The total smart grid software and related IT services market will reach $4.3 billion by the end of 2012, according to Pike Research. Read Original Content

The 2012-13 Mobile Resource Management Systems Market Study predicts by 2015, this market will expand to more than 9 million units, and annual hardware and service revenues will grow to over $3 billion. Growth is strongest in the local GPS fleet tracking market, which is expanding at a rate of 15 percent to 20 percent per year. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Intel predicts that over 15 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2015 and one third of these connected devices will be intelligent systems. Read Original Content

IMS Research forecasts the market for equipment supporting smart grid communications and networking to grow from $700 million in 2011 to nearly $950 million by 2016. Read Original Content

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