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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of October 5, 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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Research firm Gartner says over 20 percent of enterprises will invest in security for business initiatives using Internet of Things devices by 2017. Read Original Content

An Ovum study commissioned by Vodafone Australia predicts Australia's machine-to-machine technology market will grow to AU $530 million by 2019. Read Original Content

The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible: 2014 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts research report forecasts the wireless M2M market to account for $196 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21 percent during the six year period between 2014 and 2020. 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/

GSMA, a global mobile industry trade association, predicts there could be as many as two billion M2M connections by 2020 — double the current forecast. The estimate was included in a report released this week in conjunction with GSMA's Mobile 360 North America conference here. Read Original Content

Vodafone New Zealand, a telecommunications service provider and subsidiary of Vodafone announced it is providing wireless connectivity to cars by working with BMW to fit 2015 BMW vehicles with its special Global SIM that connects the vehicles to BMW's global fleet. Read Original Content
According to a new report, the value of Internet of Things market is expected to reach $1423.09 billion by 2020, at an estimated combined annual growth rate of 4.08 percent from 2014 to 2020, whereas the Internet of Nano Things Market is forecast to be worth $9.69 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

The European criminal intelligence agency has urged governments to prepare for new types of security threats that will come with connected objects. Read Original Content

Whirlpool, a huge company with 69,000 employees and $19 billion in sales, is borrowing startup strategies as it builds its Internet of Things capabilities – and IT is intimately involved. The appliance maker has put employees from various functions, including marketing, product development, finance, procurement and IT, into what it calls a Connectivity Team to work collaboratively in one physical space. Read Original Content

According to speakers at International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2013, the market value for Internet of Things is estimated at over US $14 trillion, representing between 15 and 25 billion devices by 2015. 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.