Monday, June 06, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 6, 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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The global RFID market looks bright, as advancements in technology have spiked adoption across different fields. RFID tags accounted for more than 50 percent of the world's RFID revenues in 2009, with figures reaching between 1.5 and 2.5 Billion.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research estimates that some 500 million people across the globe will use their NFC enabled mobile devices to travel on metros and buses by 2015.  Read Original Content

According to a study, approximately 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone.  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.  http://www.syclo.com/.

In the upcoming years mobile ticketing will spread beyond Europe and will increase in usage throughout North America.  Read Original Content

Noteworthy News

Malaysia will give locally reared pigs embedded identity discs in a bid to stop the illegal slaughter and distribution of meat that is unfit for human consumption.  Read Original Content

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

Salt Lake International Airport was able to reduce its workload by 90 percent after implementing fleet management technology.  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

Handheld Group will supply Netherlands Railways with more than 10,000 rugged handhelds for ticket control, travel information and support of workflow processes.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
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.