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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 14, 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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In 2014 Hewlett-Packard released a research report that concluded 70 percent of “Internet of Things” connected devices were vulnerable to hacks, either through weak passwords or unencrypted connections.  Read Original Content

Cisco believes the number of connected devices worldwide will double from 25 billion in 2015 to 50 billion in 2020. IDC claims the global IoT market will grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion by 2020.  Read Original Content

SIGFOX announced the integration of its Internet of Things network protocol in the new Samsung ARTIKTM platform and Samsung Ventures’ investment in the company. The integration is designed to extend the cost-effective and energy-efficient benefits of the network to the Samsung ARTIK developers designing IoT products.  Read Original Content

Frost & Sullivan forecasts there will be 50 billion connected devices globally by 2020 with IoT already spawning device-as-a-service business lines as advantages, including valuable new data streams and an unprecedented level of control over products for customers and suppliers catch on.  Read Original Content

Google is making its own version of an operating system for the Internet of things called Brillo. These operating systems are designed to be very small and take up very little memory so they can run on chips that might act as the brains of a smart lock or even a connected sensor.  Read Original Content

The connected car M2M services market in the US is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.43 percent and the connected car M2M connections market in the US is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.47 percent over the period 2015-2019, according to Market Research Store.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research has forecast the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019.  Read Original Content

Assuming Cisco has its numbers right, IoT will account for the vast majority of new connections to the Internet over the next five years. More specifically, Cisco says machine-to-machine connections will grow from 24 percent of all connections now to 43 percent of all Internet connections by 2019.  Read Original Content

“Smart city” is a term we will be hearing a lot more of in the coming years.  The model most commonly adopted so far to promote smart cities is to attract businesses, which develop software and hardware applications for the Internet of Things. The government of Glasgow, Scotland, for example, has offered £24 million for technology which will make the city “smarter, safer and more sustainable”.  Read Original Content

Thync launched publicly this month with a device that sends electricity to the user’s nerves to alter his mood/mental state. The user has two options: become calmer or more energized. The fix is delivered through a Bluetooth-connected headpiece, a strip attached to the neck or behind the ear to stimulate nerves, and a smartphone.  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.