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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 10, 2015

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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Parks Associates research has indicated that about 30 percent of homes in the United States that have broadband connections already have some form of connected device that can be used for health purposes.  Read Original Content

Samsung plans to reveal new chip platforms to power Internet-connected devices, ranging from wearables to smart washing machines, sources tell CNET. The new hardware will be called Artik and it comes from Samsung's Menlo Park, California-based Strategy and Innovation Center.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry has said its subsidiary company, Certicom, will issue security certificates to device makers and service providers that want to connect their devices and networks to the Internet of Things, or IoT.  Read Original Content

Sprint is seeking to chip away at AT&T Mobility's position as the leading U.S. carrier providing M2M solutions by expanding the reach of its own portal for letting customers manage connected devices.  Sprint is launching "Command Center 2.0," and is bringing the portal to customers in more than 200 countries and territories.  Read Original Content

The smart home M2M market in Western Europe is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.11 percent from 2015-2019, according to a new report from research firm Technavio.  Read Original Content

“According to numerous industry sources, by 2025, the global business of IoT technology could be as much as $6.2 trillion. When combined with the prediction that every person will be surrounded by 26 smart objects, we see a great potential for growth within our targeted industries,” said Drew Bolton with PrecyseTech.  Read Original Content

Idaho Falls Power is one step closer to completing the integration of its smart power grid.  IFP has replaced nearly all of the 27,000-plus electric meters in Idaho Falls with digital meters that utilize the city’s wireless communications network to transmit consumption and power quality information directly to the utility.  Read Original Content

Smart water meters remain a rarity in the U.S., accounting for less than 20 percent of the roughly 100 million water meters nationwide, according to Michael Markides, director of the smart-utilities research group at IHS Inc., a research and consulting company.  Read Original Content

Skagerak Nett has selected Ericsson as sole supplier of 180,000 smart meters to be deployed in Norway beginning in 2016. The project is part of a large-scale modernization of the Norwegian power grid.  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.