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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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SNS Research's latest report indicates the installed base of LTE powered wireless M2M connections will reach nearly 210 Million by the end of 2020. Read Original Content

In the latest analysis by ABI Research, OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics will be dominant sectors for cellular machine-to-machine connections, growing to over 40 percent connection share. Read Original Content

Machina Research predicts the market for M2M connected consumer electronics will be worth US $697 billion in nominal terms in 2023 (US $540 billion in real (2011) terms) with almost 7.2 billion devices being connected across the world. 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: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

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

Brazil ended June with 9.1 million machine-to-machine lines, up compared to nine million in May, according to data from the country's telecoms regulator Anatel. Read Original Content
Global IT experts forecast M2M connections will reach 116 million by 2015 across the Asia Pacific region, and over two billion globally by 2021. 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

From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing billions of things into the digital fold, which will make the IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020," PwC said recently. Read Original Content

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019 -- growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content

Venture capital (VC) funding into smart grid companies came in at $81 million in 13 deals in Q2 2014, compared to $101 million in 21 deals in Q1 2014. Read Original Content

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***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.