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M2M News Weekly

Week of January 19, 2014

Welcome to M2M 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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Global machine-to-machine market revenue is forecast by IDATE to increase 13 percent annually, reaching €40 billion ($54.3 billion) in 2017. Read Original Content

Brazil ended the month of November with 8,175,000 M2M data terminals, compared to 6,767,000 the year before, according to estimates by Teleco. Read Original Content

A total of 330,000 vehicles are now managed by TomTom Business Solutions' technology- up from 239,000 in January 2013. In excess of 27,000 clients use TomTom's fleet management service to manage vehicles driven in more than 60 countries worldwide. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Shipments of industrial cellular M2M devices reached 760,000 worldwide in 2013, and a new report predicts high-capacity LTE networks will further increase adoption of cellular technology, even in control applications.Read Original Content

The machine-to-machine market is finally taking off, with global revenues set to rise 13 percent per year on average to EUR 40 billion in 2017, according to the latest M2M Market report by Idate. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global M2M wireless network services market to grow at a CAGR of 29.05 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth are the new income opportunities for mobile network operators. Read Original Content

Pyramid Research expects global M2M subscriptions to grow at an annual 25.5 percent between 2010 and 2016. By 2016 M2M should account for 3.6 percent of mobile subscriptions globally - an almost threefold increase in total M2M airtime revenue, from $2.2 billion in 2010 to $7.0 billion in 2016. Read Original Content

Verizon is spending $612 million to buy Hughes Telematics which is expected to give it a boost in the booming automotive M2M market. Read Original Content

The M2M industry will grow from a $45 billion market last year to an estimated $242 billion in 2022, according to the Strategy Analytics research group. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from microgrids will grow from $4.3 billion in 2013 to $19.9 billion in 2020, in the base scenario. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation Cognizant View my profile on LinkedIn Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Browse the Mobile Solution Directory Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility

***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.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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