Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of April 26, 2015

Welcome to Connected Globe 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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Eleven billion sensors are attached to production lines, electric grids and logistics networks in homes, offices, stores and vehicles all feeding data into the IoT. By 2020, projections are for 50 billion, and at some point, it may be a trillion. Cisco forecasts by 2022, private companies will gain $14 trillion from the IoT.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, there will be over 25 billion connected devices by 2020. With so many connected devices talking to each other, software that encrypts and protects will be vital.  Read Original Content

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Big news in the land of technology: Microsoft recently partnered with German appliance maker Miele to launch new smart appliances connected to its Azure Internet of Things services.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry has announced a managed certificate service through its subsidiary Certicom that will help secure a wide range of IoT devices. BlackBerry says it already began issuing certificates through Certicom for a smart parking meter project in the UK; a region with more than 104 million such meters and home energy management devices.  Read Original Content


By 2020, more than 50 percent of government agencies with direct citizen engagement missions will direct at least 25 percent of their programmatic budget to 3rd Platform technologies and IoT, according to IDC Government Insights.  Read Original Content

Sprint is seeking to chip away at AT&T Mobility's position as the leading U.S. carrier providing M2M solutions by expanding the reach of its own portal for letting customers manage connected devices.  Sprint is launching "Command Center 2.0," and is bringing the portal to customers in more than 200 countries and territories.  Read Original Content

Machina Research predicts the IoT market opportunity will be worth US $4.3 trillion in 2024. The company points to the fact that as M2M markets evolve and transform to IoT, these markets will include greater shares of traditional IT markets, ultimately subsuming them.  Read Original Content

India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 so-called smart cities by 2022 to help meet the rush and according to KPMG, this plan will cost about $1 trillion.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global M2M services market in the retail industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34.30 percent over the period 2015-2019.  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.