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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of August 31, 2014

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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Machine-to-Machine adoption has increased by more than 80 percent globally in the last year and it is projected more than half of companies in the Americas will implement M2M by 2016, according to a report from Vodafone. Read Original Content

Nearly 80 percent of consumers have privacy concerns with wearables and IoT devices, according to a study conducted by Acquity Group, part of Accenture Interactive. Read Original Content

The number of mobile network connections for machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21 percent in 2014. This would bring the total to 213.9 million by the end of the year, according to a new research report from analysts Berg Insight. 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/

According to Berg Insight, the proportion of machine-to-machine connections over 3G and LTE technologies will more than double in the five years to 2018, as the industry begins moving away from traditional 2G connectivity. Read Original Content

Research and Markets estimates the number of cellular network connections worldwide used for machine-to-machine communication will grow from 176.4 million connections in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate of 22.6 percent to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019. Read Original Content
Twenty-six billion - that’s the number of devices Gartner predicts will be connected to the “Internet of Things” by 2020. Cisco projects the figure even higher at 50 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, revenues from SGaaS solutions will grow from US $1.7 billion annually in 2014 to US $11.2 billion in 2023. Read Original Content

The Internet of Things will take the number of interconnected devices to a whole new level — to 40 billion by 2020, according to new research by ABI. As a result, the impact of the IoT will continue to increasingly affect firms, especially when it comes to security. Read Original Content

According to Gartner, by 2020 26 billion Internet of Things devices are expected to be operational and attached to the Internet. Most of the devices will be connected via a Wireless Personal Area Network. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, cumulative worldwide spending on smart grid technologies will total $594 billion from 2014 through 2023. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.