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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of August 10, 2014

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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SNS Research's latest report indicates the installed base of LTE powered wireless M2M connections will reach nearly 210 Million by the end of 2020. Read Original Content

In the latest analysis by ABI Research, OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics will be dominant sectors for cellular machine-to-machine connections, growing to over 40 percent connection share. Read Original Content

Machina Research predicts the market for M2M connected consumer electronics will be worth US $697 billion in nominal terms in 2023 (US $540 billion in real (2011) terms) with almost 7.2 billion devices being connected across the world. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

Global M2M growth, in terms of connections, is increasing rapidly. Ovum forecasted early this year that M2M revenues would reach US $44.8 billion in the next five years, with more than a third of this revenue coming from the Asia-Pacific. Read Original Content

Brazil ended June with 9.1 million machine-to-machine lines, up compared to nine million in May, according to data from the country's telecoms regulator Anatel. Read Original Content
Global IT experts forecast M2M connections will reach 116 million by 2015 across the Asia Pacific region, and over two billion globally by 2021. Read Original Content

According to Micro Market Monitor, the North American M2M satellite communication market is currently worth $1.07 billion and is poised to grow to $1.43 billion by the end of 2019. Read Original Content

From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing billions of things into the digital fold, which will make the IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020," PwC said recently. Read Original Content

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019 -- growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content

Venture capital (VC) funding into smart grid companies came in at $81 million in 13 deals in Q2 2014, compared to $101 million in 21 deals in Q1 2014. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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