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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. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly According to a report by IMS Research, the total number of global M2M connections will hit around 326 million by 2016, up from the 107 million IMS counted in 2011. Read Original Content A study from Northeast Group anticipates smart meter deployments across 35 emerging market countries next... (more)

International #IIoT Perspectives: Smart Cities

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is, at times, hard to pin down. The stronger the technology has gotten, the broader the applications have become, affecting everything from energy, to smart cities to manufacturing, and in the process, blurring the line between traditional consumer and industrial markets. Interestingly, in the United States, much of the Industrial IoT advancements have come from the private sector – oil and gas, utilities, precision agriculture, etc. International IIoT, however, has seen real advancements coming from cities – smart cities, that is. Smartest Cities in the World A 2015 article from Forbes provided a list of the top five smartest cities in the world based on a number of factors, including environmental monitoring, smart traffic management, data usage and creative tech applications.  Barcelona topped the list, with New York City,... (more)

Autonomous Tech and Self-Driving Cars Dominate the IIoT Headlines

The autonomous tech industry is poised to explode, driving job growth and technological innovation. Everything from self-driving vehicles to automated infrastructure is sitting on a precipice of advancement that can be a truly momentous step into the era of the connected world. This week, we are focusing on some of the industry news surrounding autonomous vehicles, including the manufacturing aspect, their space in a smart city, and how major metropolitan areas initially resistant to the technology are starting to come around. In Japan the Race is On for Self-Driving Cars IMAGE by Takashi Aoyama According to a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, fully autonomous vehicles are expected to account for a quarter of all new cars by 2035 — a slice of the auto industry totaling around $77 billion. While automakers across the globe are racing to become a leader in... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 16, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! TechNavio's analysts forecast the global smart grid technology market to grow at a compound rate of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the aging power grid infrastructure. Read Original Content A new report from Research and Markets forecasts the cumulative value of the ... (more)

eMeter Demonstrates Scalable Smart Grid Management Capability

eMeter Corporation, the global leader in Smart Grid Management software, announced successful benchmark testing for 20 million smart meters with EnergyIP, eMeter’s flagship Meter Data Management product. At over four times the scale of any other industry benchmark, the tests prove the ability of EnergyIP to handle all points of data transfer and processing in real-time for the largest grid management deployments; including the capability to generate all billing determinants by 9am to enable same day bill printing and mailing. Performed at IBM’s Innovation Center for Business Partners in San Mateo, California, testing was done with a full multi-tenancy configuration, the most complex large-scale extended enterprise scenario. In multi-tenancy configurations, a single system serves the requirements of multiple utilities or individual regions of a very large utility. T... (more)

Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Cisco  today reported its first quarter results for the period ended October 24, 2009. Cisco reported first quarter net sales of $9.0 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $1.8 billion or $0.30 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.1 billion or $0.36 per share. Q1 Net Sales: $9.0 billion (decrease of 13% year over year) Q1 Net Income: $1.8 billion GAAP; $2.1 billion non-GAAP Q1 Earnings per Share: $0.30 GAAP (decrease of 19% year over year); $0.36 non-GAAP (decrease of 14% year over year) Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments: $35.4 billion Commenting on the quarter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chambers noted, "Building off what we saw as a clear tipping point in Q4, our Q1 results continued to reflect strong sequential growth trends that meet or exceed expectations durin... (more)

Korean Government To Invest $172m in the Cloud

Government Cloud Computing The Korean government is going to sink around $172 million into cloud computing next year under a still fuzzy plan that the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Public Administration and the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) are backing to reduce overlapping investments and discordant approaches, according to the Korea Times quoting an official announcement. Apparently they mean to integrate cloud solutions with Internet protocol television (IPTV) and wireless Internet networks as well as connect to the government's previously announced energy-saving projects involving "smart grid" systems, low-power Internet data centers, thin client-based gaming centers and SaaS R&D. The government is also working with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and other universities to build a cloud test bed, called CI... (more)

Who Do You Trust To Meter The Cloud?

Tom Raftery at Greenmonk (the green shoot from Redmonk) has a great analysis of the disastrous use of smart meters by PG&E in Bakersfield, California. He quotes SmartMeters.com that: Bakersfield residents believe their new smart meters are malfunctioning because their bills are much higher than before. PG&E claims higher bills are due to rate hikes, an unusually warm summer, and customers not shifting demand to off-peak times when rates are lower. http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/682-lawsuit-filed-against-pgae-for-smart-meter-overcharges.html In the same story on smartmeters.com, State Senator Dean Florez, the Majority Leader in California, is quoted as saying “People think these meters are fraud meters. They feel they’re being defrauded. They’re getting no benefit from these things.” This after $2.2b (yes, billion) was spent on the project. Tom Raftery goes on to say: ... (more)

UK Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme is Bad for IT Business

As we enter the third month of 2012, we can but hope that this should be the year that the UK Government finally realises that its Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme is bad for business. Introduced under the banner of helping UK industry to become more energy efficient it seems to want to do nothing but penalise growth. Our raison d’etre as the owner and operator of five UK data centres is to help businesses and organisations throughout the private and public sector to consolidate their IT infrastructures. By moving their servers off their premises into data centres like ours, which are efficiently run to maximise computer usage in environmentally-controlled settings, we are driving business efficiency. MPs seem to think that because we use a lot of energy that we waste it. We don’t. In fact energy stewardship is critical to our business success. Our customers have... (more)

Boeing's Encrypted Mobile Phone, Intel's Studybook

The Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. According to Analysis Mason, three trends for small and medium enterprises over the coming year are:  More mobile cloud applications, including mobile device management; M2M fleet management solutions; and increased reliance on indirect sales channels. Read Original Content ABI Research predicts that shipments of cellular M2M modules produced in China will reach 13.6 million units by 2016, making up almost 40 percent of modules shipped in Asia. Read Original Content Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in pa... (more)

M2M News Weekly - Week of September 9, 2012

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. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly According to a new market research report, published by MarketsandMarkets the total M2M market is expected to reach $85.96 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 26.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content The Global Internet of Things and Machine-To-Machine communications market ... (more)