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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of October 26, 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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According to research firm TechNavio, the connected M2M home appliance market in the United States is expected to witness significant growth, with a combined annual growth rate of 49.98 percent from 2014-2018. Read Original Content

Intel Capital announced it has invested $28 million in Chinese biometrics, Internet of things, wearables and in-game communications firms, along with the developer of a major Chinese Android fork, according to a report by Gigaom. Read Original Content

Iridium has signed an agreement to provide M2M services to Trimble for its transportation and logistics business. The partnership helps Trimble expand coverage of assets beyond North America to include Europe and other parts of 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/

M2M connections will account for at least ten percent of the global mobile market by 2020, according to a forecast from GSMA Intelligence. Read Original Content

The government of India is working on an ambitious plan to create US $15 billion Internet of Things industry in the next six years. Read Original Content
IBM has announced its approach to marketing Bluemix cloud services for the Internet of Things with its IBM Internet of Things Foundation service based on its Smarter Planet initiative. Read Original Content

Research and Reports forecast the Internet of Things and M2M market to be worth $498.92 billion by 2019. 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 (IoNT) market is forecast to be worth $9.69 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

Markets and Markets forecasts the global smart grid-networking market to grow from $7.12 billion in 2014 to $11.61 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent. Read Original Content

Southeast Asian countries will invest $13.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure between 2014 and 2024, according to a new study by market intelligence firm Northeast Group. 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.