Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 21, 2011

Kevin’s 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.

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Las Vegas Police have apprehended the suspect in the December 2010 robbery at the Bellagio Resort & Casino resulting in stolen chips whose face value totaled nearly $1.5 million, according to Singularity Hub.  RFID technology may have helped police find the thief.



The highly competitive handset based mobile resource management market is expected to grow to $2.33 billion by 2016 in North America.



In East Africa, the mobile phone is quickly replacing laptops and modems in terms of enabling workforce mobility.



iPads are being used in construction for quality and field operations.



So much opportunity is now on the horizon in 2011 that Chilmark Research estimates that the enterprise m-health market will top $1.7 billion within three years.



A new report by Innovation Observatory estimates that worldwide, utilities will invest more than $378 billion in building electric smart grids between now and 2030.



The Ottawa based company Sigpro Wireless has developed a remote control device that lets homeowners not only turn lights on and off, but also allows for dimming, programming and other functions – and not in just one room, but all over the house.



Bihar has likely become India’s first state to use a mobile phone technology that supports all the Google operations for distant monitoring of the qualitative as well as quantitative progress of ongoing road projects in the state.



Wipro Technologies has completed the implementation of an Enterprise Work and Asset Management platform for NV Energy, a US based energy company.  This project was rolled out across NV Energy’s north and south Nevada operations covering both electricity and gas distribution businesses.



Sonim, purveyors of insanely overbuilt handsets that are virtually guaranteed to survive far longer than you, is back at it again at MWC this year with the XP3300 Force.



Mobile enterprise application provider Syclo has been honored with the 2010 North American Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award in Mobile Resource Management by Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in business market research and consulting.



The mobile workforce has been a hot topic of late with increasing numbers of ways for employees to get work done outside of the office. A recently released iPadapplication from Zendesk enables customer service agents to accomplish this very task.



VMWare is showing off a mobile virtualization platform that will let people run a personal profile and a separate, secure profile for work applications on the same Android phone.



Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, mobile industry analyst and experienced mobile industry executive, offers both one and two day onsite workshops designed to educate and inform executives and management teams on enterprise mobility and mobile strategies for businesses. This workshop is designed to provide a complete overview of enterprise mobility and what it means to the business. The workshop is customized based upon the needs of participants.  For more details visit http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility Challenges from the Experts
Mobile Expert Interview Series:  Sybase’s James Naftel, Part 1
Mobile Expert Interview Series:  Sybase’s James Naftel, Part 2
Skanska Optimizes Mobile Workforce Management
Challenges in Enterprise Mobility Today
SAP Enterprise Mobility in the Cloud
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Mobile X's Hannes Heckner
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Zenware's Jody Sedrick
Starbucks Drives Mobile Technology with One Million Mobile Payments in a Month

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
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Mobile, The Next Big Thing for Business


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