Monday, July 18, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 18, 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 ABI Research by 2011 the RFID market will reach and potentially surpass a total in sales of approximately $6 billion.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army is currently testing smartphones to be used in battlefield situations to increase surveillance capability.  The Army is testing 500 off the shelf smartphones equipped with rugged cases for device protection.  Read Original Content

Many hospitals and clinics are finding tablets useful.  Benefits include easy access to medical records, mobility, speech-to-text capability, paperless billing, access to photos and the ability to electronically send prescriptions to pharmacies.  Read Original Content

According to a recent airline industry study, 91 percent of airlines are planning to invest in mobility services for its passengers.  This includes mobile check-in capability and digital boarding passes.  Read Original Content

Simplot, a major player in the agriculture industry, is teaming up with electric utility companies to develop a smart grid-like irrigation system that responds to power demands.  Read Original Content

In order to help prepare Filipino farmers for droughts, heavy rains and other variables, Senator Edgardo J. Angara is suggesting the use of remote sensors to provide better agriculture intelligence for the farming community of the Philippines.  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.

India’s ministry of new and renewable energy recently commissioned the country’s first renewable energy-based smart mini-grid system at Gurgaon, outside New Delhi.  This will allow a variety of renewable power sources to power remote areas within India.  Read Original Content

During the TDI-Panamericana Endurance Challenge where participants drive from Argentina to Alaska, drivers made use of the Getac V100 rugged Tablet PC to guide them through the 16,000 mile trek.  Read Original Content

Scientists have created a device called the “smartheart” which connects to popular smartphones and turns them into hospital grade heart monitors.  Read Original Content

Last week Panasonic launched the Toughbook CF-H2, its second generation, fully rugged tablet PC designed specifically for field workers.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

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

Webinars of Note

Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - Thursday, July 28, 2011

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.