Monday, August 15, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 15, 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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Brazil’s Army and Air Force have been using RFID tags to track supplies since 2005.  This effort has increased supply chain management and accountability since its implementation.  Read Original Content

By using RFID transmitters attached to a patient’s finger and a tag worn around a patient’s neck, IT specialists at the medical school of Washington University in Saint Louis are working on a new patient monitoring system to track vital signs through RFID technology.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Army will soon begin testing new tablet devices in order to manage medical records of troops injured on the battlefield.  Read Original Content

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A group of Canadian farmers have begun making a safety-focused RFID enabled wristband to be worn by children or pets that gives warning to operators of machinery of delivery trucks when the RFID devices comes within a close proximity to the vehicle.  Read Original Content

A school district in Texas is equipping both buses and students with RFID devices in order to ensure students board the correct bus as well as to ensure proper payment for the transport service.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study from Manhattan Research, 64 percent of physicians own a smartphone, 30 percent have an iPad and another 28 percent intend to buy one within six months.  One-third use their smartphones to input patient data to their electronic health record.  Read Original Content

Non-governmental organizations are increasingly using rugged smartphones and tablets to make fieldwork more efficient as they operate in rugged environments such as the Haiti earthquake zone in 2010.  Read Original Content

Research conducted by TechNavio reveals that the RFID market in the Healthcare industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29 percent between 2010 and 2014.  Read Original Content

ABI Research reveals a projected RFID total market size of nearly $6 billion in 2011, up 11 percent from 2010.  Item-level tracking is also growing at 37 percent.  Read Original Content

Fleet management and trailer tracking system shipments are expected to reach 6.4 million by 2016, according to ABI Research, growing at 27 percent per year.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Kevin Benedict's Video Comments: Enterprise Mobility and Real Time Decision Making
Video Comments: Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise
Build vs Buy: Mobile App Development and Enterprise Mobility
Syclo Conversation About Trends
The Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Las Vegas - November 2 and 3

Upcoming Events

Build vs. Buy:  Mobile App Development - August 24, 2011
Field Mobility 2011 - October 25 - 27, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 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
Psion EP10 Enterprise PDA
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
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
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

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.