Monday, September 19, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 19, 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 RFID market is forecast by IDTechEx to reach $5.84 billion in 2011 and livestock tracking is expected to become the largest segment, reaching nearly $6.5 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content

Lowes, the home improvement company will be equipping its employees with 42,000 iPhones that they can use in stores to check product information, access the company website or watch how-to videos, according to a report by Bloomberg.  Read Original Content

Grupo Vidrala, a Spanish glass bottle manufacturer is using RFID tracking tags on shipping pallets to help increase efficiency throughout the warehouse.  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

Trimble has released its Field Inspector version 2.1, which is compatible with a variety of its handheld computers and is designed for automating utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection.  Read Original Content

TeleNav Track has created a smartphone application that allows supervisors and management to track employee movement while on company time. TeleNav Track expects this app to help companies reach increased productivity and efficiency levels.  Read Original Content

The Dendrobium coalmine, located in New South Wales, has completed testing of active RFID tags to provide location data from deep inside its 1-kilometer-long tunnel in order to prevent collisions.  Read Original Content

The global medical device, technology and equipment market is forecast to be worth over $348.6 billion by 2016, according to latest research from Espicom Healthcare Intelligence.  Read Original Content

The city of Cincinnati is using RFID tracking tags to collect information on the amount of recycling activity residents are conducting.  Read Original Content

Panasonic Toughbooks are helping to revolutionize the way East Midlands Ambulance Service crews record patient information, improving patient care and driving efficiencies to create millions in savings.  Read Original Content

Casio is releasing a new rugged handheld device equipped with both RFID and NFC scanning features.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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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.