Monday, June 27, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 27, 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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AT&T has created a cloud system that allows physicians to upload and share medical images over a secure network. This will allow doctors to review patient images securely through their tablets and smartphones.  Read Original Content

By using RFID tracking devices on valuable equipment, Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City was able to save thousands of dollars and can now operate with more assurance that their inventory is secure.  Read Original Content

Traklok has created a new device that can communicate its location and status via Wi-Fi, satellite and cellular communications, and when used with cargo shipments can secure a cargo container's door so that it unlocks only where and when authorized to do so.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army is currently leaning towards Research In Motion’s Playbook over the iPad, because the Playbook is more secure for military use according to an Army Lieutenant Colonel.  Apple and RIM are competing among the branches of the U.S. military to tap into the billions spent on new technology each year.  Read Original Content

A study by the University of Cincinnati has found that RFID monitoring of medical supplies could save hospitals 18 percent in labor expenses.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Marine Corps recently submitted a request for information to the smartphone community on how handset devices could be used by the Marine Corps to meet their specific needs both on and off the field.  Read Original Content

Three of Russia’s largest companies have decided to bring RFID tracking technology into the country’s retail industry.  They plan to manufacture and develop the technology through their collaboration and create an RFID based grocery system.  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/.

Students at Rutgers University are working on a GPS sensor system that will locate available parking stalls in crowded parking lots.  They plan to create a mobile app that will direct smartphone owners to open parking spaces.  Read Original Content

Earlier this year Recon Instruments received an award at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in recognition of their GPS enabled snow goggles.  The goggles contain a device that reports speed, temperature, and altitude to a small imbedded screen inside the goggle’s lens.  Read Original Content

For a family in Idaho, telemedicine is helping their child deal with depression by remotely connecting physicians to patients.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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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.