Monday, March 30, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 29, 2015

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Analysts forecast the global fleet management system market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.23 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Gartner, Inc. estimates 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015 rising to 9.7 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

The global smart cities market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.6 percent over the period 2014-2019, says a new report, “Global Smart Cities Market 2015-2019,” by Research and Markets. Read Original Content

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According to Compass Intelligence, the market for sensors in M2M & IoT is estimated at $5.2 billion in 2014 and expected to triple in size to $15.7 billion in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 24.7 percent. Read Original Content

According to IDTech in 2014, the total RFID market is worth $8.89 billion, up from $7.77 billion in 2013 and $6.96 billion in 2012. IDTechEx forecast that to rise to $27.31 billion in 2024. Read Original Content

According to a report by Research and Markets, 70 percent of electricity customers in Europe will have smart meters by 2022. Read Original Content

According to a new report, the GIS market in China set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.75 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

The market for smart grid sensors is set to rapidly expand in the coming decade, with revenues growing nearly ten-fold, from 2014 to 2021, according to IHS Inc. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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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.