Monday, June 20, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 20, 2011

The 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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According to a report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc the global chipless RFID tag market will reach $2.0 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content

Panasonic will release a 10 inch Android tablet during the fourth quarter of 2011.  Read Original Content

Industrial giant Siemens is investing in smart grid start up Tendril and the two will market Tendril's home energy system to utilities.  Read Original Content

General Dynamics is supplying the Air Force with 300 rugged and secure handheld computers to senior officers.  Read Original Content

Through GIS and fleet management technology, Western Monmouth Utilities Authority was able to increase productivity and decrease expenses.  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/.

UPS uses fleet telematics and sensor technology to reduce its fuel consumption for its fleet of over 100,000 vehicles.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army has given a contract to DRS Solutions to develop an ultra-rugged handheld device that allows for remote communications.  Read Original Content

According to William Pentland of Forbes, the biggest hurdle slowing the growth of smart grids throughout the U.S. is that customers lack interest and knowledge in the idea of smart technology.  Read Original Content

Trimble Navigation has acquired Yamei Electronics Technology, which manufactures anti-theft GPS tracking systems for automobiles.  Read Original Content

The new Vega V-1020 handheld barcode scanner both scans barcodes and displays digital advertisements.  Company officials are anticipating the handheld scanner market to exceed one billion dollars during 2011.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Philippe Winthrop and Steve Levy Webinar on Enabling the Agile Business through Mobile Strategy
Eggs with Benedict - European Enterprise Mobility Breakfast Meetings
Response to My Article on Sybase's Embedded Mobile Databases and HTML5
What Does HTML5 Mean for Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business?
Mobile Expert Video Series: Accenture's Brandon Webber
Mobile Expert Video Series: Vivint's Scott Taylor

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
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict

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.