Monday, June 13, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 13, 2011

The Field and Medical 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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Research firm Technavio reports that by 2014 the global patient monitoring market will hit $9.3 billion.  Read Original Content

General Electric and Analog Devices have created a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in order to help commercialize the mobile medical inventions of MIT.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army will be testing iPhones and Androids this week so that they may be used for surveillance, biometrics, mobile drone piloting and real-time updating of battlefield data.  Read Original Content

The research firm RNCOS estimates the mobile health market will be worth $2.1 billion by the end of 2011.  The firm expects the market to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2014.
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By 2017 the global chipless RFID market will be a $2 billion dollar industry.  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/.

The University of Delaware has agreed to use RFID technology to track $25 million dollars worth of artwork throughout campus.  Read Original Content

The United States Marine Corps has purchased $880 million in new laptops, desktops and tablet computers to help modernize their tactics.  Read Original Content

In Mumbai City schools are set to purchase GPS and RFID devices that will enable parents to keep track of their children's whereabouts once they leave for school.  Read Original Content

Wisconsin now has 1 million livestock RFID tags to help increase efficiency within the state’s agriculture industry.  Read Original Content

GE Capital Fleet Services announced that during the first quarter of 2011 its fleet tracking service saved clients $59 million in expenses.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Video Series: Sybase's Shawn McEwen
The Season of Mobility User Conferences
Mobile Vendor Video: Brothers and Mobile Printers
Mobile Expert User Video: Portugal Telecom's Manuel Rosa de Silva
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Gil Bouhnick
Enterprise Mobility and Manned/Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities
Where Should Mobile Intelligence Reside?

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar - Learn how Carefusion mobilized SAP CRM Field Service with Syclo, June 22, 2011
Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

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

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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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.