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NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Business Process Management (BPM) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0963519/Business-Process-Management-BPM-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2012-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Solution_Integration WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Business Process Management (BPM: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 533 pages, 172 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as people seek to control automated process better and interact with it in a more flexible manner. According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team t... (more)

Grid Net Partners with GE Energy and Intel to Deliver Industry-Leading Smart Grid Solutions for Utilities

Grid Net (www.grid-net.com), a leading provider of policy-based network management system (NMS) software for the utility Smart Grid, today announced key collaborations with GE Energy and Intel Corporation, focused on providing innovative Smart Grid solutions. Grid Net has been working with the companies to architect and produce open, standards-based, industry-leading Smart Grid products and services for utilities. The collaboration has been productive. The companies have already established the key technological underpinnings for Smart Grid solutions, which include: An open, interoperable Smart Grid communications and networking platform based on WiMAX, a leading 4G wireless broadband standard which is supported across the globe by the WiMAX Forum, a consortium of 522 industry leaders in the communications ecosystem, including Intel and Grid Net. Grid Net’s Po... (more)

The Google Ventures Cheat Sheet

Earlier this week, Google finally announced the formation of a new venture arm called Google Ventures. It is where all smaller-scale venture investments from Google will now originate. The day of the announcement, I chatted on the phone with Bill Maris and Rich Miner, the two Google executives who are managing the fund to get a sense of what they are interested in and how the fund will work. It turns out they are open to investing in pretty much anything from the Internet and cloud computing to healthcare and mobile. “We don’t want to artificially limit ourselves,” says Miner. What about space elevators? “Show me one that works,” retorts Maris, “and I will invest in it.” The two of them will run the entire fund pretty much by themselves, bringing in other Googlers as needed for expertise and to help evaluate startups. Both Maris and Miner have done venture investi... (more)

Enterprise Architecture: Hope Or Hype?

Hype cycles are common in many markets. For technology markets, Gartner® has established a five-phase hype cycle used since 1995 to track a new technology from its trigger phase to the point where it has become widely demonstrated and accepted. For many technologies, these hype cycles typically span anywhere from three to ten years. When a technology breakthrough gains momentum with the press and possibly launches a product, that particular technology gets triggered. This describes the first phase of the cycle. In the second phase, expectations for that technology are inflated because of a few over-enthusiasts pledging unrealistic paybacks. When these paybacks are not obviously realized, the press walks away from that technology, leading some of the enthusiasts to drop out in the third phase. The enthusiasts who remain on board continue to utilize the technology du... (more)

Orion, GE Smart Grid Deal Shows Disconnect Between Telco and Utility Nets

New Zealand electricity distribution network operator, Orion, has reportedly began a smart grid implementation with a solution from GE Energy. The project, claimed to be the first in the country, will deploy GE’s ENMAC Distribution Management System, which will help Orion monitor the distribution grid and give operators an accurate, real-time picture of power flow, trouble spots and potential workarounds for outages. The project is expected to be finished by mid-2010, and support Orion’s network covering 8,000 kilometres and 190,000 homes. “Finding proven ways to improve reliability for our customers was a driving force behind our decision to kick off this system deployment,” said Orion CEO Roger Sutton. “When severe storms hit, we’ll have the information and capabilities to prevent outages and focus crews to quickly restore power to more people. This is a huge inve... (more)

Asia Can Help Lead Climate-Change Fight with Green Dollar Spending

As officials meet in Copenhagen to hammer out a new global climate-change policy, the NGU (Next Generations Utilities) Summit was announced in Sentosa early next year by giants Tata Power and Kepco. Alongside fifty other key Utility providers in the region, the meeting - run by GDS International - was called to discuss the impact of the Copenhagen Conference and to discuss Green Dollar spending in the region. Such large operators are looking at Asia's innovative companies like Suntech in China who have taken the lead in producing silicon-based photovoltaic cells and wind-power producers like China Longyuan, who had a strong debut on the Hong Kong stock market, raising more than $2 billion in an initial public offering that rose 9.4% on the stock's first day of trading, to learn how to capitalize on the Green Dollar. "Asia's clean technology companies are poised to ben... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly

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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Monthly According to a report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc the global chipless RFID tag market will reach $2.0 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content Panasonic will release a 10 inch Android tablet during the fourth quarter of 2011.  Read Original Content Industrial giant Siemens is investing in smart grid start up Tendril and the two will market Tendril's home energy system to utilities.  Read Original Content General Dynamics is supplying the Air Force with 300 rugged and secure handheld computers to senio... (more)

M2M News Weekly

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 Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Medical News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobility Charts Weekly By 2020 the number of connected devices in the world is estimated by Machina Research to be 12 billion, up from one billion in 2010. In Australia Telstra is predicting the M2M market will be worth $1 billion annually in that country alone in 10 years. Read Original Content RACO Wireless, an ... (more)

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of May 13, 2012

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. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia 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 B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company has launched an 802.11 b/g WiFi access point to provide M2M equipment with wireless networking capabilities.  B&B is a developer of rugged wireless and M2M solutions for harsh environments. Read Original Content The proliferation of M2M devices is one of three technology trends converging to take building automation to the next level. Read Original Content Novatel Wireless and NexTraq have signed an agreeme... (more)

M2M News Weekly – Week of November 25, 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 Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Compass Intelligence, a global consulting and market analytics firm, released its latest forecast of the M2M market today. The cellular M2M market will reach 33.3 million connections in the U.S. in 2012 and grow to 114.7 million connections by 2016 with an annual growth rate of over 36 perc... (more)

Smart Grids, ERP, Big Data and Mobility

Every Tuesday I publish a newsletter entitled M2M News Weekly. I try to find all the interesting data that is reported on The Internet of Things and M2M (machine-to-machine) each week and then share it with a link to the original article.  This week one of those items was Cognizant's Smart Meter Management Platform (SMMP).  This platform enables utilities, using a smart grid, to turn on and off the utilities remotely for homes and businesses based on their status, plus a lot of other interesting things.  I am the Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) for Cognizant, so this news was particularly interesting to me. There is a PDF available on this topic here. The SMMP solution utilizes an industry standard called MultiSpeak for integration between the smart grid, SMMP and a utility's ERP.  Here is the clever part, the ERP is remotely turning on ... (more)