Monday, December 12, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of December 12, 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 global enterprise mobility market is projected to experience rapid growth between 2011 and 2016 with the key drivers being the ever-increasing mobile subscriber base, advanced telecommunication infrastructure in terms of robustness, and the overall network coverage expansion. Read Original Content

Enterprise mobility provider iPass polled over 2,300 enterprise workers for its quarterly Mobile Workforce Report, and found that the iPhone now makes up 45 percent of phones used by mobile workers. This is up from 31 percent in 2010. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, users of enterprise B2E and B2C smartphone and media tablet mobile applications are forecast to grow at an annual rate of nearly 90 percent, on track to exceed 830 million active users by 2016. Read Original Content

Tech Endeavour structures a mobile application as a multi-layered application consisting of user experience, business, and data layers. The mobile application development process starts with definition of the mobile application, understanding key components, learning scenarios where it will be used, learning key patterns and technology considerations as well as identifying specific scenarios such as deployment, power usage and synchronization.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Tech Endeavour, http://www.techendeavour.com/.

India’s rapidly growing enterprise mobility market which encompasses hardware, network and data, applications and associated services currently stands at $244 million, has been growing exponentially over the last three years and is expected to reach $1 billion by 2015, according to Zinnov Management Consulting. Read Original Content

Motorola has announced that it will be releasing the first enterprise tablet. With it comes a bold promise of increased productivity. The ET1 tablet boasts, rugged and specified features differentiating it from consumer tablets. Read Original Content

Psion, a global provider of mobile computing solutions, announced that the Workabout Pro 3 device has been approved for purchase by the U.S. Forest Service for use within the National Forest System. Read Original Content

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency has made a decision to begin using RFID technology to identify and collect data from cattle that come into Agribition. Read Original Content

SAP AG and Sky Technologies have announced a new partnership to jointly develop and manage the deployment of new enterprise mobile solutions that specifically leverage the Sybase Unwired Platform. Read Original Content

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has started an initiative to develop advanced mobile applications capable of coordinating various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs. Read Original Content

Mexican oil-industry maintenance and transportation company, Cotemar, is employing AeroScout Wi-Fi RFID tags to detect which personnel have entered or exited each of four offshore platforms, as well as who has accessed the company's dining area and laundry facility. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.