Monday, July 11, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 11, 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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The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized a small group of airliners to allow pilots to use iPads rather than the traditional paper documents required for flying.  Read Original Content

Indian Railways is now accepting SMS text messages as passenger tickets.  They have also created a mobile ticket app for smartphones, moving towards a more efficient process.  Read Original Content

ABI Research shows that in 2010 the RFID market was valued at $5.3 billion and is projected to hit $6 billion by 2011.  Read Original Content

Michigan State University recently created an RFID program that allows smartphones to scan a package of beef which shows the age, breed, grade and farm origin of the specific animal.  Read Original Content

The city of Saint John in Canada has created a GPS mobile tracking system for the city’s mass transit fleet, allowing passengers to track bus progress and view arrival times from a mobile phone.  Read Original Content

The new iPhone app “Skin Scan” is said to be able to detect melanoma by using the app’s camera feature.  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.

Daily RFID has released a wristband RFID enabled device that allows marathon runners to be tracked as they race throughout the course.   Read Original Content

Hospitals in Texas are using iPhones and iPads to help make time spent with patients more efficient.  Physicians can access medical records and view x-rays using these devices.  Read Original Content

AT&T mHealth Solutions has created a mobile application that will help people with diabetes to manage their health through a mobile device.  This app is being tested by select AT&T and HCSC employees before the FDA can give proper clearance for national use.  Read Original Content

The new app “Boost Your Beauty” allows iPhone owners to visualize the changes in their physical feature’s after plastic surgery.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Interview Series: SAP Mentor Graham Robinson
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Reporting on Enterprise Mobility from Manly, Australia
Discussions About Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business, Part 1
Real Estate Companies and Enterprise Mobility
Social Networking and Enterprise Mobility in Less Developed Regions
Recruitment and Enterprise Mobility
SAP and the Enterprise Mobility Message

Upcoming Events

ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011
Mobile Case Study: Healthrageous Accelerates Time to Market through Mobile Development Strategy, July 13, 2011
Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 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.