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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 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 According to Pyramid Research, the Chinese cellular M2M market will become the world's largest this year, with device volumes increasing by over 40 percent to reach 45 million and growing on to reach 138 million by 2017. Read Original Content U... (more)

Acquisitions, Cloud Computing Offer and Innovative Mobile Applications Highlight Fourth Quarter 2009 for AT&T Business Services

DALLAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Business Solutions, the business unit within AT&T* offering services for business customers, completed a successful fourth quarter 2009 highlighted by the acquisition in October of VeriSign's global security consulting business. Acquiring VeriSign's security consulting business aligns its experience in comprehensive risk assessment with AT&T's suite of network-based cybersecurity services and will enable AT&T to more quickly develop and bring to market capabilities to address the evolving security needs of businesses around the world. In addition, the acquisition now enables AT&T to deliver a comprehensive suite of Payment Card Industry (PCI) related solutions to its clients. In other merger activity, AT&T in the quarter completed its acquisition of Centennial Communications Corp., a move that enhanced AT&T's netwo... (more)

MuleSoft Raises $12 Million Venture Round

MuleSoft, the Web Middleware Company, today announced it has closed its third round of financing with $12 million in venture capital. Led by SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG, with Bay Partners also participating as a new investor, the funding round comes on the heels of record momentum in 2009 and will accelerate the company’s growth. Existing investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated. "As enterprise applications continue to shift toward service-orientation and the cloud, there is a growing need for middleware that is designed for the web,” said Hervé Couturier, EVP Technology Group, SAP AG. “SAP and MuleSoft are perfectly positioned to capitalize on the trend of business middleware on-demand, by pioneering solutions in the realm of business network integration. With a significant number of... (more)

Simba Technologies to Provide Free Training on Excel Spreadsheet PivotTables Connectivity for Oracle 11g OLAP Option at COLLABORATE 10

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/14/10 -- Simba Technologies Inc., industry's choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today that it will speak at COLLABORATE 10 in Las Vegas. Simba will present two conference sessions. The first session is a technical talk entitled "Using Excel Direct-to-Oracle OLAP for Business Intelligence Dashboards", Session #232 on April 20th at 11:45am. The second session is a hands-on lab entitled "Learn Excel PivotTables Direct-to-Oracle 11g OLAP to Gain Up-to-Date Insight and Business Intelligence", Session #217 on April 20th at 4:30pm. About COLLABORATE 10 COLLABORATE 10: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community is an educational conference that helps users of the full family of Oracle business applications and database software gain greater value from thei... (more)

SAP Extends Offer to Acquire SuccessFactors, Inc.

WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced today that its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary, Saturn Expansion Corporation, has extended the expiration of its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF) for $40.00 per share, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes, to 5:00 p.m., New York City time on February 8, 2012.  The tender offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated December 16, 2011 and in connection with an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 3, 2011. SAP and SuccessFactors first announced this transaction on December 3, 2011. (Logo: The tender offer is being extended because the parties have not yet received approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unite... (more)

SAP to Make Mobility Management Simple, Cost-Effective and Secure With New Release of Afaria®

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laying the foundation for customers to successfully manage the influx of mobile devices, networks and applications in the enterprise, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today unveiled a major new release of the industry-leading Afaria® mobile device management solution. With the 7.0 release of Afaria, SAP aims to allow enterprise IT to more effectively manage mobile applications and devices through a new user interface (UI) for simplified administration, improved workflow and enterprise integration capabilities. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2012, being held February 27–March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. (Logo: With enterprises mobilizing more key business functions and allowing employees to work at anytime and from anywhere via mobile devices, managing and sec... (more)

Fujitsu Wins 2012 Partner Innovation Award

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Fujitsu today announced that its professional services group has won the SAP-MICROSOFT Unite Partner Connection 2012 Partner Innovation Award for its efforts in helping Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) dramatically improve customer contact and activity management with a deployment of Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP. The award was announced today at the SAP-MICROSOFT Unite Partner Connection Executive Breakfast during this year's SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG annual conference taking place in Orlando, Fla. Fujitsu also announced the details of the deployment in a separate release. Omnicell provides automated and business information solutions that allow hospitals and healthcare systems to streamline medication administration and manage medical supplies for increased operational efficiency and enhanced patient safety. ... (more)

CSC Extends Managed Services Contract with Safety Insurance Group

CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced Safety Insurance Group, a Boston-based property and casualty insurer, has extended its managed services agreement with CSC to 2021. Under the new agreement, signed during the fourth quarter of CSC’s fiscal year 2012, CSC will continue to provide applications and infrastructure services to run the carrier’s operations. In addition, CSC will upgrade Safety’s existing Exceed Billing system to the latest Java version and will work with the insurer to move all lines of business onto the new Java platform, which will deliver the same high-volume, high-function capabilities at a significantly lower total cost of ownership. Exceed Billing is CSC’s scalable, real-time billing software for all bill types and lines of business. A client since 1997, Safety will retain its secure, stable and flexible systems environment through additional CSC-hos... (more)

Technology Industry Visionaries to Keynote Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a lineup of keynote speakers featuring executive thought leaders from IBM, Accenture, HP, Intel and SAP AG, for the eighth annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World to be held June 26-29, 2012 in Boston. Red Hat Summit and JBoss World bring together a diverse group of senior business and technical leaders to learn, network and experience open source and to discuss how innovative technologies and best practices can be applied to drive business transformation. The keynote speakers for Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 are top executives from companies at the forefront of the evolving technology landscape, including: Accenture's Adam Burden, executive director, Cloud Application & Platform Services; HP’s Steven Dietch, vice president of worldwide cloud, HP Enterprise Group... (more)

Global Data Quality Market 2011-2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Data Quality Market 2011-2015 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Data Quality market to grow at a CAGR of 13.94 over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for enterprise information management. The Global Data Quality market has also been witnessing an increasing number of acquisitions. However, the lack of awareness could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. TechNavio's report, the Global Data Quality Market 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts.... (more)

Ariba Named Leading P2P Technology Provider

Ariba, an SAP Company and the world’s business commerce network, today announced that it has been named the leading P2P Technology provider by PayStream Advisors. An independent research and advisory firm dedicated to helping companies automate purchasing, payables and financial processes, PayStream recognized Ariba for driving transformational change across procure-to-pay process through cloud applications and network and recently presented the company as part of its 2012 Technology Excellence Awards. “We are proud to honor Ariba as this year’s leading P2P Technology provider,” said Henry Ijams, managing director and founder of PayStream Advisors. “We’ve seen a lot of return on investment from Ariba solutions over the past five years, and this recognition of Ariba reflects the value that the company continues to deliver through its cloud applications and business ... (more)