Monday, December 19, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of December 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 new iPhone app, Tactical Nav, has been gaining popularity among military personnel allowing users to easily plot and map artillery fire throughout rugged terrain while using their smartphone. Read Original Content

The global enterprise mobility market in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth $5.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $7.6 billion by 2016. The end-user devices segment accounted for the maximum share, with $3.0 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $3.8 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

OnForce, a source for on-site tech talent, announced the availability of its Apple iPhone application for IT service corporations and field technicians. The app, available in the Apple App Store, offers efficiency and collaboration benefits throughout the lifecycle of every service event. 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,

According to IDTechEX, the Global market for RFID technology in 2010 was $5.63 billion, up from $5.03 billion in 2009. The primary drivers for future growth will be "modernizing" applications including asset management, cargo tracking and security, corporate employee identification I.D. cards, networks and facility access control, transport passes, as well as supply chain management. Read Original Content

The City of San Fransisco is installing 30,000 parking meters enabled with NFC technology to allow customers to pay using their smartphones. Read Original Content

A new smartphone app developed by Fassi allows for construction crane workers to store data and key information on smartphones to help them operate successfully and safely. Read Original Content

IBM has unveiled a wide range of mobile-enterprise solutions for their India division. The new offerings span the widest range of tablets, including the iPad. The software allows employees to more effectively collaborate and share data, images and conduct meetings on the fly and more securely as part of their everyday work experience. Read Original Content

Singapore has recently purchased RFID solutions to help track emergency equipment throughout all fire stations within the country. Read Original Content

Ski resorts throughout the country are beginning to use RFID tracking devices to allow customers to have an easier experience by avoiding long lines while waiting to pay for passes and lift tickets. 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.