Monday, July 25, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 25, 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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A New Zealand farm inspector company has equipped employees with tablet devices to modernize the inspection process for local dairies.  Read Original Content

A Chinese producer of RFID tags has designed a Velcro wristband specifically for events and festivals that require an admission ticket.  The wristband is designed to reduce admission time and increase security for events with large crowds.  Read Original Content

A John Deer factory has implemented wireless RFID tags on its equipment to increase manufacturing efficiency.  The company has seen a 40 percent efficiency increase in certain phases of construction since introducing RFID tags.  Read Original Content

Venture Development Corporation predicts purchases of ruggedized notebooks will increase 10 percent in 2011.  Read Original Content

Doctors are increasingly using tablets and smartphones in their work as the medical field continues to experience a mobile revolution.  A new survey from QuantiaMD found that one-third of doctors use tablets to research medical information.  Read Original Content

Vehicle tracking specialist Quartix more than doubled its new fleet tracking installations in the UK in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period last year.  Quartix installed over 10,000 tracking systems in the first six months of 2011 and receives over 100 new fleet customers every month.  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.

Sydney Ports Corporation in Australia and the Manila International Container Terminal in the Philippines are both implementing the SensorSmart RFID technology for gate automation and location tracking.  Read Original Content

A UK mobile ticketing company announced last week that it has provided over a million mobile tickets for passengers purchasing bus tickets by phone.  Read Original Content

DAILY RFID has recently released a hospital ID wristband for personnel tracking and patient monitoring.  This wristband will also be used to electronically identify patients throughout the hospital.  Read Original Content

The FDA has recently released a list of proposed regulations on medical apps for tablets and smartphones.  There are currently around 200 million medical apps in use.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility Exchange - Las Vegas in November
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pintov
Mobile Expert Video Series: Electrix's Jeff Morgan
What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?
Mobile Expert Video Series: ETSA Utility's Grant Roach

Upcoming Events

Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 2011
Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 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.