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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 21, 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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Cisco estimates the Internet of Everything market will be worth $19 trillion over the next decade, representing a $1.7 trillion market for service providers. However, it is also a lucrative opportunity for cyber criminals, valued at an estimated $450 billion to $1 trillion.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Accenture, a new era of highly sophisticated “living services” will soon be able to learn and tailor themselves in real-time to meet the changing needs of consumers, workers, patients and citizens.  Read Original Content

According to Market Research Store, the global smart machines market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.78 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Smart machines will become viable alternatives to human workers, and will be more relied upon by businesses over the next five years.  That's according to a new report by analyst Gartner, which says this rise of the machines will lead to “significant repercussions for the business and CIOs”.  Read Original Content

Apple’s HomeKit is finally starting to roll out to actual consumers, via the first crop of HomeKit-enabled accessories from third-party manufacturers. The accessories in question range from sensors, to lights, to thermostats, to smart outlets, and come from a group of accessory-makers with a trusted reputation in the connected home industry.  Read Original Content

Combined with data analytics, companies can leverage the industrial IoT to impact the economy, the job market and the future; and it has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture.  Read Original Content

Since late 2009, Ericsson's vision of what it calls the "Networked Society" has included a key prediction: that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world. Now, Ericsson is backing off of that claim, and thinks there will be around half that many connected devices in five years.  Read Original Content

Enterprise adoption will drive use of Internet of Things and machine-to-machine connections, 451 Research announced this week.  According to the research firm, IoT and M2M connections will increase worldwide from 252 million in 2014 to 908 million by 2019.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, a market research company, the global wearables market will continue to expand at a rapid pace and will see a growth of 173.3 percent this year alone. Last year, 24.2 million wearable units were shipped, and that number is expected to rise to 72.1 million this year.  Read Original Content

Only 15 percent of physicians are discussing wearables or health apps with patients, according to responses from 415 U.S. physicians surveyed by MedPanel. Despite the low number, physicians stated 38 percent of patients not using a wearable and 42 percent of patients not using an app could benefit from doing so.  Read Original Content

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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.