Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of April 19, 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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The Internet of Things could generate sales of billions of devices per year. The communications portion of the market is already over 860 million Bluetooth-enabled IoT products shipped in 2015, and over 780 million Wi-Fi-enabled IoT products shipped, with some overlap between the two, according to market researcher ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Intel has said it expects an uptick in its growth rate for the Internet of Things group this year from an already high 18.9 percent in 2014.  Read Original Content

Smart meters are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous IoT devices. The devices will account for 10 percent of IoT shipments this year, according to BI Intelligence estimates.  Read Original Content

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The smart meters market is estimated to grow from an expected $11.1 billion in 2014 to $18.2 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.2 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets.com.  Read Original Content

Zebra Technologies Corporation has released survey results finding that nearly all (97 percent) surveyed healthcare organizations agree the Internet of Things will be the most strategic technological initiative their organization will undertake this decade.  Read Original Content

IBM has announced it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things unit, and it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global M2M management software market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.82 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

By 2030, many households in the developed world will have personal robots in their homes. These personal robots will have the ability to interact with human beings. The market for mobile robots is expected to reach $17.39 billion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan.  Read Original Content

This year, research firm Gartner Inc. estimates 1.1 billion connected things will be used in smart cities alone. That number will balloon to 9.7 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to a new IDC Energy Insights report, Global Smart Building Technology Spending 2015–2019 Forecast, smart building technology spending will grow from $6.3 billion in 2014 to $17.4 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate of 22.6 percent.  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.