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M2M News Weekly – Week of February 10, 2013

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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The Internet of Things is expanding, with predictions by analysts promising anything from 12 billion to 50 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. These devices use a range of wireless technologies to communicate, including ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read Original Content

Global investments in smart grids rose seven percent to $13.9 billion in 2012, with the US and China accounting for almost half of that, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read Original Content

Cisco is working on a platform for the Internet of Things that will enable customers in multiple industry sectors to rapidly deploy and manage their M2M applications. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud-based platforms to implement and manage M2M and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

The number of cellular M2M connections will rise from 143.7 million in 2012 to 478.1 million in 2017, when they will account for 5.6 percent of total mobile subscriptions, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Read Original Content

M2M technologies are quietly taking the world by storm with connections expected to rise from two billion in 2011 to 18 billion by 2022, according to Machina Research. Read Original Content
Worldwide shipments of cellular M2M modules are expected to reach 100 million units by 2015, according to a new report from ABI Research. The company has based its optimistic forecast on shipment data from 2012, showing that cellular module revenues grew by 21 percent year on year. Read Original Content

Telematics Update’s research has uncovered that M2M services are expected to grow by 41 percent in India and South Asia by 2017. Read Original Content

VDC Research believes the M2M and embedded device market is about to experience explosive growth, growing from $1.4B in 2011 to $25.9 B in 2016. Seventy-six percent of OEMs believe M2M will help their customers increase revenues and 73 percent of OEMs say M2M is increasingly cited by their management as critical to the future success of their organization. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around 2.8 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012. Read Original Content

Turkey will spend $5 billion on smart power grids by 2015 to boost network efficiency, allowing North American companies to expand, the U.S. government said. 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.