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M2M News Weekly – Week of Week of November 4, 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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The M2M network security market is on a set course for growth of $752 million by 2017, according to a report by ABI Research. Read Original Content

The market value for Intelligent Transport Systems deployed in public transport operations in Europe was worth nearly $1 billion in 2011. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent, this number is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

Numerex has announced it has added 121,000 M2M subscriptions during Q3, representing 31 percent overall growth. 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.

According to Northern Sky Research, the global satellite SCADA/M2M market is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2021, growing more than two-fold from today’s $1.2 billion annual revenue base. Read Original Content

The wireless industry could see a $1.2 trillion revenue opportunity out of the connected devices market by 2020. Within this market, M2M will be instrumental in enabling communications across wider "horizontal" platforms in several key sectors. Read Original Content


The market for M2M and embedded devices is set to quadruple over the next five years according to a new report from Juniper Research. It will rise from just over 100 million units currently to reach 400 million units by Q1 2018. Read Original Content

Two types of software platforms, Application Development Platforms and Connected Device Platforms that underpin the development of the M2M market are forecast to generate $3.85 billion in revenues by 2017, according to a new report from ABI Research. 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.

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Grid Communications market will grow at a compound annual rate of 13.37 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in smart grid construction. Read Original Content

The market for smart grid technologies that help integrate renewable energy sources will grow steadily over the next six years - from $3.8 billion this year to just under $13 billion in 2018, according to a new report from Pike Research. Read Original Content

Inmarsat and SkyWave claim to have sold 12,000 of their IsatData Pro terminals aimed at satisfying M2M needs in the transportation, oil and gas, utilities and mining sectors so far this year. 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.