Monday, May 30, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 30, 2011 **Special Edition

This is a special edition of the Field Mobility News Weekly.  In this edition I have collected the best market and trend numbers from the past few months and aggregated them into one edition.  You can save this edition and use these numbers in your own business plans and presentations.

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A planned modernization of the U.S. national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years but will provide up to $2 trillion in customer benefits over that time, according to industry experts.  Read Original Content

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

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

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According to a 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

The U.S. market for smart grid technologies was worth $15.3 billion in 2008.  This is expected to increase to $17.3 billion in 2009 and $37.4 billion in 2014.  Read Original Content

A study from Juniper Research has found that about half a billion people worldwide will use their mobile devices as travel tickets on metros, subways and buses by 2015.  Read Original Content

The mobile healthcare market will approach $10 billion in the next five years, according to a report from global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little.  Read Original Content

The global printed electronics market including RFID technology is expected to grow from $2.8 billion in 2008 to $24.25 billion in 2015.  Read Original Content

As companies continue to make business more fuel-efficient, European and North American markets for fleet telematics could jump to $700 million in 2015 from $80 million in 2008.  Read Original Content

The RFID market is expected to grow around 17 percent during 2011-2013.  Read Original Content

The total market for finished barcode scanners reached an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010, with revenues of $1.5 billion projected for 2011.  Read Original Content

A report by Kalorama Information indicates that handheld device sales for healthcare use reached $8.2 billion globally in 2009 and are expected to increase to seven percent for the next five years as physicians and hospitals purchase new IT systems.  Read Original Content

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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.