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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of July 27, 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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Telefónica has announced over 250 partners have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, exceeding the Programme's target of "250 partners by the end of 2014" six months ahead of schedule. Read Original Content

Brazil ended June with 9.1 million M2M lines, up compared to 9 million in May, according to data from the country's telecoms regulator Anatel. M2M lines represented 3.3 percent of the overall mobile telephone base in the country, almost flat compared to the previous month. Read Original Content

Global M2M growth, in terms of connections, is increasing rapidly. Ovum forecasted early this year that M2M revenues will 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

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: expect the wireless M2M market to account for nearly $196 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21 percent during the six year period between 2014 and 2020. 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
Global IT experts forecast M2M connections to reach 116 million by 2015 across the Asia Pacific region, and over two billion globally by 2021. Read Original Content

Networking giant Cisco recently announced plans to open an Internet of Things innovation center in the Spanish city of Barcelona. From 2015 to 2020, Cisco intends to invest close to $30 million in the facilities’ restoration, innovation lab, IT equipment, and talent acquisition primarily in engineering, application development and research. Read Original Content

According to Frost and Sullivan, the total Asia Pacific spending on Internet of Things is forecasted to be US $9.96 billion in 2014 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 34.1 percent to reach US $57.96 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

From $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2024, the Internet of Things device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing. "IoT devices offer huge potential for electronic component manufacturers, but this is clearly not where the value will stop. Most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from the processing of the generated data," explains Dr. Eric Mounier, senior Technology & Market analyst at Yole Développement. Read Original Content

The global connected car market will represent a $17 billion revenue opportunity for telcos by 2018. This is according to research published this week by Infonetics, which predicted the connected car services sector would see a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent between 2013 and 2018. 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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