Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kevin Benedict's Holiday News Weekly - Part 2

Welcome to the Holiday Editions of
~ Mobile Commerce News Weekly ~
~ Mobile Health News Weekly ~
~ Mobility News Weekly ~

Welcome to this special Holiday edition of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile commerce, mobile health and enterprise mobility.  I have aggregated the information, included the original links and a synopsis of each article. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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A new report forecasts global revenue from smart meters will increase over the next decade from $5.1 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2023. The data from Navigant Research examined the worldwide market opportunities for smart electric meters. Read Original Content

The global smart energy meter market is expected to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 8.1 percent from 2015-2019, according to a new report from research firm TechNavio. Read Original Content

The China Smart Meter Industry Report, 2014-2018 market research says the advancing smart grid construction in China spurred the constant growth of smart meter demand. By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China, and the figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015. Read Original Content

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The two-way smart water meter business was worth $575 million at the end of 2013. The market will expand to $1.1 billion in 2019. By 2020, smart devices will make up 29 percent of total revenue for water meters, compared to 18 percent last year. Read Original Content

A new report forecasts global revenue from smart meters will increase over the next decade from $5.1 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2023. The data from Navigant Research examined the worldwide market opportunities for smart electric meters. Read Original Content


The global smart city market will be valued at $1.565 trillion in 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan. Over 26 global cities are expected to be smart cities in 2025, with more than 50 percent of these smart cities from Europe and North America. Read Original Content

The number of Internet connections will grow from nine billion devices in 2014 to 100 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Radiant Insights of San Francisco. Read Original Content

The industrial wireless sensor network market (IWSN) is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a healthy 14.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016. Read Original Content

The Defense Department has taken another step toward wider use of mobile devices with the approval of security credentials for Android, Apple and Microsoft devices used by vendors and other DOD partners. Read Original Content

New research forecast the Mobile Security market in Japan to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 38.5 percent over the period 2014-2019. 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. The bulk of this growth will be in the United States, but Asia – including the Middle East – comes in close second. Read Original Content

M2M Communications forecasts the IoT and M2M market will grow at almost 30 percent per year over the next five years to nearly $1 trillion in 2019. Read Original Content

For now the U.S. is the clear leader in terms of M2M, and accounted for 35 million connections, or 19 percent of all global M2M connections at the end of 2013, the GSMA reported. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Fleet Management Market is expected to grow from $12.06 billion in 2014 to $35.35 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

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