Monday, December 22, 2014

Kevin Benedict's Christmas News Weekly - Part 1

Welcome to the Christmas Editions of
~ Connected Globe News Weekly ~
~ Field Mobility News Weekly ~
~ Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly ~

Welcome to this special Christmas edition of the most interesting news and articles related to connected devices, field mobility and mobile cyber security.  I have aggregated the information, included the original links and a synopsis of each article. Enjoy and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Mind Commerce, a leading research firm in this segment, has recently published the seventh edition of its End-to-End M2M report, expecting total revenue from the M2M segment to grow by three-folds from US $37.9 billion in 2013 to US $102.3 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

Australian operator Telstra has signed a partnership agreement with electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. Telstra will provide machine-to-machine connectivity for Tesla’s Model S car in Australia. Read Original Content

According to a new report from the research firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 19 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year. Read Original Content

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According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market for Industrial Wireless Service Network is expected to reach $944.92 million by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.96 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

Internet of Things security (distributed firewalls) and the industrial control system market will surpass $675 million by 2018, according to Infonetics Research. Read Original Content



TechNavio's analysts forecast the GIS market in the APAC region to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.76 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, global market size for precision farming will grow to over $6.34 billion by 2022 at an estimated compound annual growth rate of of 13.09 percent from 2015 to 2022. Read Original Content

The global market for RFID technologies was valued at roughly $9.7 billion in 2013 and increased to nearly $11.1 billion in 2014. By 2019 this market should approach $24 billion, with a compound annual growth rate of 16.7 percent for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

A recent report by ABI Research forecasts revenues in the commercial fleet telematics market will increase from $7.25 billion in 2012 to $26.8 billion in 2018. Read Original Content

Berg Insight said the number of active commercial fleet management systems deployed in Europe was 3.65 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. At a compound annual growth rate of 14.2 percent, that number should hit 7.10 million by 2018, the Swedish research firm said. Read Original Content

BlackBerry and Boeing are working together on a new super secure smartphone. The announcement came at an earnings call at which BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, revealed scant details about the collaboration. Read Original Content

According to estimates from online security firm Kaspersky Lab, there has been one billion more cyber-attacks on machines they protect in 2014 when compared to last year – a huge increase on the frequency of attacks. Read Original Content

Blackphone has announced that it is adding its own app store, with a collection of curated apps that it says complement its privacy-oriented Android smartphone. Read Original Content

Fifteen million mobile devices are infected with malware, and most of those run Android, according to a new report by Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs. Read Original Content

Google Android users face a large amount of mobile malware attacks, with 97 percent of mobile malware designed specifically to compromise Android devices. Read Original Content

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