Monday, May 23, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 23, 2011

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field and medical mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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SAP is developing field service mobile applications that are aimed at technicians and other workers who are frequently away from a central location, servicing customers. Read Original Content

Rugged tablets and RFID technology are combing to help streamline the food and vegetable shipment process and to help quicken the rate of delivery from grower to consumer.  Read Original Content

To avoid accidentally cutting water mains and for routine maintenance on water pipes, a French company is using RFID technology.  Read Original Content

RFID technology is being used in the TELUS Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race.  It will be used to track sailboats along their two week race around Vancouver Island. Read Original Content

Healthcare mobility has become increasingly popular in the past few years as hospitals find new uses for iPads and other devices.  Lately the security of these tools being used by physicians has been questioned.  Read Original Content

Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Syclo.

The mobile health market is estimated to be worth $2.1 billion at the end of 2011.  Read Original Content

Alaska Airlines and Boeing are currently working on an RFID route that will allow airlines to better track airplane parts and components.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. announced that the UK's largest water and wastewater services company, Thames Water, has selected the ClickSoftware Service Optimization Suite.  Read Original Content

Trimble has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement by the U.S. General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service for its fleet management solution.  Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 2.1 million in fourth quarter 2010 and is expected to reach 3.8 million by 2015.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 Day 3 Mobility Photos!
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Moshe BenBassat
Mobile Expert Video Series: Smartsoft Mobile's Ed Krufka
Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Dr. Ahmed El Adl
Mobile Expert Video Series: Leapfactor's Luis Cabrera
Mobile Expert Video Series: Smartsoft Mobile's Dan Homrich
Mobile Expert Video Series: AMT-Sybex's Malachy Martin
Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Thortsen Stephan

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Networked Field Services

Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Exclusive SAP Mentor and Blogger Briefing:  Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Redstone Arsenal's (DOD/Chugach) 3 Maintenance Challenges Solved by Mobile

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.