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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 8, 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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The worldwide market for mobile machine-to-machine modules reached $1.4 billion in value last year, with revenues increasing by six percent compared to 2012. Future expectations are that the upward trend will continue and this will result in revenues of $2.9 billion by 2018, according to the latest market report by Infonetics Research. Read Original Content

According to new research from International Data Corporation, a transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for IoT solutions grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020. Read Original Content

SNS Research's latest report indicates global spending on wireless M2M technology is expected to reach nearly $200 billion by the end of 2014. 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/

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals for the first time the number of active cellular M2M devices will increase three to four times by 2019, from 200 million at the end of 2013. Read Original Content

China Mobile leads the global M2M connections market, with over 32 million M2M connections served in 2013, up 43 percent from 2012, according to a report from Infonetics Research. Read Original Content
Cellular machine-to-machine connections in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to more than triple in the coming years, according to market research firm IHS Technology. Read Original Content

According to a Zpryme report, from 2014 to 2015, consumers are projected to spend $4.7 billion and $6.0 billion, respectively, on smart home systems, devices, and software. Read Original Content

With experts predicting a $1.2 trillion revenue opportunity from the machine-to-machine market by 2020, with an estimated 50 billion connections, the United Arab Emirates is shifting its focus from being an oil-based economy to becoming an advanced technological one, as M2M gains traction in the region. Read Original Content

A report by GTM Research, entitled Global Smart Grid Technologies and Growth Markets 2013-2020 "forecasts the cumulative value of the Smart Grid market to surpass US $400 billion by 2020." The Asia-Pacific is among the top five regions with such fast growing demand, while China alone "represents 70 percent of the Asia Smart Grid market." Read Original Content

BCC Research reveals in its new report the global market for smart machines is expected to grow to $15.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 19.7 percent. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.