News and Views Toward a Greener Planet

Smart Grids on Ulitzer

Subscribe to Smart Grids on Ulitzer: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Smart Grids on Ulitzer: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HMTL5
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Government agencies should be posting emergency information in open M2M formats and sharing it with search engine sites to more quickly disseminate it to the public in times of crisis, Matthew Stepka, Google vice president of technology for social impact, told a House Homeland Security subcommittee last week.  Read Original Content

According to Frost & Sullivan, security must be a core component of an enterprise's deployment of machine-to-machine communications because the rapid adoption of M2M by enterprises opens them up to increased security risks because traditional M2M products do not have enough security built into them to satisfy future enterprise security requirements.  Read Original Content

As part of a federal energy program to modernize how homes and businesses across the United States can use energy more efficiently, more than 27 million smart meters have already been installed throughout the country.  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.

Smart grid expenditure in South America will cumulatively reach $49.8 billion by 2023, allocated across the five segments of advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy management, and information technology, according to a new study from Northeast Group.  Read Original Content

A survey of 2,000 households conducted by Energy Saving Trust found that 73 percent of those surveyed would welcome smart meters into their homes. Another 45 percent would be curious to see how their energy consumption compares to their neighbors’, though that technology is not yet available.  Read Original Content
According to a recent consumer survey from Navigant Research, favorable attitudes toward the concept of the smart grid in general, and toward smart meters in particular, increased noticeably in 2012.  Forty-one percent of the consumers surveyed have a "favorable" or "very favorable" attitude toward smart grid and smart meters.  Read Original Content

DiGi Telecommunications is to implement the Ericsson Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson.  The solution will provide DiGi and its customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetize millions of machine-to-machine and consumer-electronics devices.  Read Original Content

Telecom Italia has become the fourth European operator to join the Global M2M Association, a collaborative program founded by Deutsche Telekom and Orange (then France Telecom) in February 2011.  Read Original Content

ORBCOMM has announced the availability of the ORBCOMM GT 1100, a self-powered M2M asset tracking and monitoring device targeted for a variety of global markets including transportation and logistics, heavy equipment and oil and gas.  Read Original Content

Smart grid technologies are expected to help UK Power Networks save £135 million on the cost of distributing electricity between 2015 and 2023.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility
What Does Research Say is the Competitive Advantage of Data?
SMAC Expert Series: Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring
Mobile Expert Video Series: Florian Ganz
Mobile Expert Video Series: Hadas Lahav
Mobile Expert Video Series: Shishir Kapoor - Truzign

Whitepapers of Note

The A to Z of Mobile Workforce Scheduling Optimization
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Service in 2012 The Continued Search for Revenue
Staying Awake with Workforce Management

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View Linkedin Profile

Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility

Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Kevin Benedict

Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™,, 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