Monday, October 10, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of October 10, 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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Researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have created a smart option that uses an iPhone app which converts a smartphone into a Medical Monitor.  Read Original Content

Habitat for Humanity Charlotte recently installed GPS fleet tracking systems in its entire fleet of vehicles.  Since deploying a fleet GPS tracking system, Habitat for Humanity has reported an improvement in customer response times, the amount of job orders completed, and reduced fuel consumption.  Read Original Content

The global market for medical device outsourcing services will reach $44.7 billion by 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.  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.

American Apparel has been able to reduce the number of employee thefts and processing errors after implementing RFID tracking in 50 of its locations.  Read Original Content

Macy’s is pushing the use of RFID tags in stores nationwide.  The company claims that it will make inventories more efficient.  They plan to use RFID is all stores by the end of 2012.  Read Original Content

The Indian government is entertaining the thought of using RFID tags on mining trucks to track vehicle movement carrying iron ore in an attempt to reduce the transport of illegal iron ore in the state of Goa.  Read Original Content

IBM is partnering with Streetline to help municipal parking managers do their jobs better, and make it easier for drivers to locate an available space using RFID technology.  Read Original Content

Teletrac, a provider of fleet management solutions for the trucking industry, announced it has been selected by the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide its Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking and Hours of Service software to FMCSA for its United States - Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking pilot program.  Read Original Content

An office building in North Carolina is using RFID cards issued to employees which allows tenants' employees to summon an elevator car and be taken to the requested floor without having to press any buttons.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from IHL Consulting, the market for tablet computers is expected to grow significantly over the next several years.  By 2015, more than 2.7 million tablets a year will be shipped for use in North American Retail/Hospitality, fundamentally changing some segments.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
The Evolution of Enterprise Mobility
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
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 

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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.