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M2M News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

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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A new study from Juniper Research has found the telematics and consumer electronics sectors are rapidly becoming the two anchor industries for the M2M market. The report forecasts the market for M2M and embedded devices will reach 400 million by the end of 2017, up from a little over 110 million at present. Read Original Content

New York officials say a $37 million grant from the federal Department of Energy will help upgrade the state's electricity grid. The money will help fund a $75 million "smart grid" initiative to improve the efficiency of New York's electricity delivery system.  Read Original Content

According to Global Information Inc. the wireless industry could see a $1.2 trillion revenue opportunity out of the connected devices market by 2020. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Shipments of cellular M2M modules in Europe will grow from 76 million in 2012 to 104 million in 2013, according to a study by research firm Strategy Analytics. Read Original Content

ABI Research expects revenues from two platforms currently dominating the M2M market, Application Enablement Platforms and Connected Device Platforms to grow to $3.85 billion by 2017. Read Original Content


An M2M technology that tracks police speed boats could see more widespread deployment after trials on the River Thames during the London 2012 Olympics were reported a huge success. Read Original Content

Vodafone has contracted Netcomm Wireless to supply M2M cellular modems for its global M2M business. According to Netcomm: "Under the agreement, NetComm Wireless will supply M2M IP modems that have been custom designed to meet the global deployment requirements of Vodafone and its partners. Read Original Content


During a keynote at MobileCon in San Diego, Sanjay Poonen, president of technology and innovation products at SAP, highlighted his company's plans to use M2M and the cloud as opportunities for app development and new entrants in the mobile commerce space. Read Original Content

Despite a slowdown in the North American market, smart meter deployment will continue to climb steadily through the remainder of this decade, reaching 960 million by 2020, according to a report from Pike Research. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) 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.

Worldwide smart meter shipments totaled 18 million units in the second quarter of 2012, up by about 19 percent on a sequential basis, according to a new report by market research and consulting firm Pike Research. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC 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 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.