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M2M News Weekly

Week of March 23, 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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Analysts forecast the global M2M market in the retail industry to grow at a CAGR of 34.14 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing use of electronic payment. Read Original Content

According to a report by Research and Markets, the global connected health M2M services market to grow at a CAGR of 30.08 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is an increase in aging population. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets reports the global M2M satellite communication market is expected to grow from $2,983.4 million in 2014 to $4,763.4 million by 2019, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

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Gartner Research predicts the IoT's market size at 26 billion units installed by 2020, and that's not even counting PCs, tablets, and smartphones. That's a thirty fold increase over 2009, and it's research firm says it will generate more than $300 billion in incremental revenue. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from $75.4 million annually in 2013 to $348.3 million in 2018.Read Original Content


According to Saudi Arabia Electric Smart Meters Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 10.12 percent during 2014-2019 in revenue terms. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from nanogrids will grow from $37.8 billion annually in 2014 to $59.5 billion in 2023. Read Original Content

A huge increase in the number of devices making up the Internet of Things will have a significant impact on how the supply chain will operate, according to a report by analyst firm Gartner. Read Original Content

Wireless sensor network technologies such as ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave and EnOcean will enable 50 million smart homes and buildings worldwide by 2018, according to recent research by ON World. Read Original Content

Gartner predicts machine-to-machine technologies will grow to 26 billion installed devices and contribute more than $300 billion in revenue worldwide by 2020. 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 futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.