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M2M News Weekly – Week of April 28, 2013

Welcome to M2M 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 a report by SAP Brazil, China, Germany and India are the four countries most ready to embrace M2M technology for building smarter cities. Read Original Content

Markets Research Reports expects the wireless M2M market to account for nearly $136 billion in revenues by the end of 2018, following an annual rate of 23 percent during the five-year period between 2013 and 2018. Read Original Content

With the increasing growth of M2M communications comes the growing concern about the security of the data collected and transmitted by M2M modules and platforms, noted Kathryn Weldon, a principal analyst for enterprise mobility at research firm Current Analysis. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

GE and crowd sourced innovation platform Quirky are teaming up to support and encourage the creation of connected devices for fleet management, health care and sustainability solutions that participate in the so-called "Internet of Things." Read Original Content

Judging from a DOE analysis of smart grid projects, spending on Smart Grid Investment Grants and Smart Grid Demonstration Programs is more than paying off. As of March 2012, the $2.9 billion spent on projects has yielded a total economic output of $6.8 billion. Read Original Content
Pike Research, which is now owned by Navigant, predicted in 2011 that global utility cyber security spending would reach $14 billion through 2018, with about 63 percent of that spending aimed at the industrial control systems and SCADA networks used to control today’s grid assets. Read Original Content

By 2022 the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices, up from approximately 10 today, according to estimates by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Read Original Content

The Internet of things will create $14 trillion dollars in business opportunities according to Cisco. The much quoted “50 billion connected devices to the Internet by 2020” forecast is the impetus driving companies in all parts of the ecosystem including infrastructure, applications, services, systems, and semiconductors to position themselves for a share of this market. Read Original Content

The wireless M2M communications market is expected to increase at a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, reaching nearly $136 billion in revenues by then, according to a report by research firm Signals and Systems Telecom. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, revenue from deployments of microgrids will be just under $10 billion in 2013, rising to more than $40 billion annually by 2020. Read Original Content

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