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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of August 3, 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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Machina Research, a technology research and consulting firm predicts the market for M2M connected Consumer Electronics will be worth USD $697 billion in nominal terms in 2023 (USD $540 billion in real (2011) terms) with almost 7.2 billion devices being “connected” across the world. Read Original Content

In the latest analysis by ABI Research, OEM Telematics and Aftermarket Telematics will be dominant sectors for cellular M2M connections, growing to more than 40 percent connection share. Read Original Content

A new research report published by Vodafone shows global M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent since last year, with over a fifth of companies now actively using the technology. 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/

In the latest update to ABI Research's M2M cellular module Market Data, 2G modules maintained over 70 percent of the worldwide shipments in 2013. This is despite the rapid drop in 2G shipments to less than 60 percent in the North American market. Read Original Content

Asia Pacific is ahead of the U.S. as the geography with the widest adoption of M2M. By 2016 the gap will be negligible with all regions close to a 55 percent average for adoption. Read Original Content
Roughly 212 billion devices will be connected by 2020, highlighting the need for standards in IoT, said Doug Fisher, vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel. Read Original Content

Cisco and Barcelona City Council have announced plans to open a Cisco Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona. The Innovation Center will provide a platform for research, technological development and new market opportunities related to the Internet of Everything for smart cities. Read Original Content

Nearly three-quarters of all Internet of Things devices are susceptible to getting hacked or compromised, according to a recent study. Read Original Content

Cisco Networking Academy, the organization which helps students in 165 countries develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, has announced a new Internet of Everything training program aimed at electricians. Read Original Content

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