Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 24, 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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Chines e-commerce company JD.com is vying for a slice of the booming connected-devices market by building an open ecosystem that allows products from different manufacturers to work together. Read Original Content

Microsoft intends to have one operating system for all types of devices. The company, which has announced Windows 10 will power not only PCs but also tablets, phones, and even Xbox, will also make a version of the OS for Internet of Things connected devices. Read Original Content

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare and Medical Device Connectivity and Interoperability, finds the adoption of connected healthcare infrastructure is not uniform across the world. This is primarily due to the lack of a holistic digital healthcare strategy that focuses on integrated care models. Read Original Content

Information security firm SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab has discovered a security flaw that affects millions of routers and could leave them open to remote hacking. The vulnerability revolves around NetUSB, which provides network access to USB devices like printers and external hard drives through routers and access points. Read Original Content

Several hospitals and healthcare facilities are poised to start evaluating wearables in several different pilots. They include assessments of Apple Watches to evaluate side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients to getting a quick assessment of a patient’s emotional state. Others plan to apply them to remotely monitor patients to spot potential problems earlier and to see if social incentives for adherence for hypertension patients have an impact. Read Original Content

Last week’s inaugural Smart Cities India 2015 Expo drew elected officials, business leaders and foreign dignitaries to three days of discussion and demonstrations of urban applications for information and communications technology. Aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 Smart Cities project, the conference and tradeshow invited attendees to share expertise on sustainable infrastructure, services and amenities. Read Original Content

Glasgow has spent £24 million installing technology such as smart street lights and traffic-tracking sensors in roads, while Bristol is collecting data on everything from health to pollution and interpreting it via a “city operating system”. Yet Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at security research firm IOActive Labs, warned the smart cities of the future could be more vulnerable to hackers than the computers and smartphones of today. Read Original Content

Wintergreen Research has a new study on Smart Computing Software Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017. The 2011 study indicates the worldwide smart computing software module markets at $2.2 billion in 2011 are forecast to reach $8.4 billion by 2017. Market growth is anticipated to occur as M2M communication of information becomes a reality. Read Original Content

Although adopting M2M solutions has proven to increase efficiencies and boost new revenue streams, there are potential pitfalls that organizations should carefully consider. Here are eight tips for businesses implementing M2M technology. Read Original Content

When it comes to communications between machines, the terms Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are seemingly similar to each other. In fact, there is a very strong connection between both terms which is why they are often used as the same. However, that is a mistake because there are substantial differences that need to be understood in order to separate each of them to their appropriate place. So what is the difference? Read Original Content

A study commissioned by network assurance outfit Teoco into the impact of M2M on mobile networks has predicted a doubling of data traffic on some cells as a result of M2M in the next decade. The study was carried out by Machina Research, which forecast that around half of all this new data traffic is, appropriately enough, will come from connected cars, and this will require a different way of thinking from operators. Read Original Content

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Meters Market by Type, by End User, & Region - Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. The report indicates the global smart meters market is expected to reach $18.2 billion by 2019, at a growth rate of 10.2 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Millions of smart meters, thermostats, and other internet-connected devices are at risk of cyber attacks because they come with easily crackable encryption, a study by Philipp Jovanovic and Samuel Neves warns. The report analyzed the cryptography used in the Open Smart Grid Protocol, a group of specifications published by a European telecoms standards body. The protocol is used in more than four million devices, and said to be one of the most widely used protocols for smart devices today. Read Orignial Content

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