Tuesday, April 08, 2014

M2M News Weekly – Week of April 6, 2014

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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Research firm, IDC, expects a globally installed base of IoT will reach around 212 billion things by the end of 2020, including 30.1 billion installed connected autonomous things. Read Original Content

Telefonica will provide M2M connectivity for the Tesla Model S electric car in Europe – the first named customer of the M2M World Alliance. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, cumulative utility spending on IT systems for the smart grid will total $139.3 billion from 2014 through 2022. Read Original Content

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UK networks and consumers could save as much as £10 billion ($16.6 billion) between now and 2050 by deploying smart-grid technology, according to new research from EA Technology. Read Original Content

According to Cisco the IoE could enable manufacturers to generate $3.88 trillion of value through a combination of increased revenues and lower costs over the next ten years. Read Original Content
The Internet of Things and M2M communication market is poised for robust growth in the next five years. A new report from analytics firm MarketsandMarkets projects its 2014 value at $128.7 billion. Read Original Content

Gartner predicts the Internet of Things market will hit 26 billion devices by 2020, up from 900 million five years ago, and this will increase the amount of information available to supply chain professionals, as well as exposure to cyber risks. Read Original Content

Intel Corp. has put its money where its mouth is on smart technology, pledging a $100 million investment aimed at the development of wearables, smart devices and internet of things tech. Read Original Content

Microsoft began its push to dominate the Internet of Things by announcing at the Build 2014 conference that Windows for the Internet of Things will be given away free. This "giveaway" will start with smartphones carrying Microsoft Phone and tablets less than nine inches. Read Original Content

The Internet of Things which includes intelligent devices ranging from smartphones to medical robotics, is forecast to grow to 26 billion units installed by 2020, representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.