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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 30, 2013

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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Joanna Pfahler shares her insight in “Using CRM Software to Run Your Field Service Operation: Pros and Cons”, featured in Business 2 Community.  Read Original Content

The European Commission has approved Honeywell’s proposed acquisition of Intermec.  Read Original Content

Citing the increasing demand from the government sector as a key factor, analysts at TechNavio predict the GIS market in Europe will reach $3,323.62 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Lightweight, ultra-mobile wearable computer technology is the “next big trend in mobile field service software”.  Read Original Content

RFID is playing an increasingly important role in the manufacturing industry, and those manufacturers maximizing the capabilities of RFID technology will gain a significant competitive advantage.  Read Original Content

Salt Lake City’s Building Services and Civil Enforcement Divisions have improved inspection dispatching and tracking using GPS data and mobile phones to track inspection activities.  Read Original Content
Pennsylvania's Port of Pittsburgh Commission teamed up with students from Carnegie Mellon University and volunteers to launch its Wireless Waterways project.  The ultimate goal is to expand the system across America’s riverways to help the barge industry nationwide.  Read Original Content

The Barcode News provides the “Ten Best Practices for Using 2D Barcodes in Advertising”.  Read Original Content

Trimble Navigation launched its Unmanned Aircraft System for large geospatial and survey projects, designed to serve survey applications including topographic surveying, site and route planning, progress monitoring, volume calculations and disaster analysis.  Read Original Content

This podcast, featured in Directions Magazine, defines and describes “Ten Terms GIS People Should Know in 2013”.  Read Original Content

Kinnser Software’s VisitVerify is a mobile software program enabling home health agencies to improve efficiency by tracking the location of employees with GPS and obtaining on-screen signatures to verify that visits have occurred.  Read Original Content

Italy’s Milano Malpensa Airport installed an RFID-based system to manage maintenance, applying NFC tags to items and equipping maintenance workers with NFC mobile phones.  The solution has made the maintenance and repair of the airport’s facilities and equipment faster and more efficient.  Read Original Content

AT&T launched the NEC Terrain on their network. The Terrain is a rugged 4G Android device that exceeds the MIL-810G specifications for water, dust and shock resistance.  Read Original Content

Smith Micro Software’s Douglas Louis states there are four key mobility threats facing public safety agencies when it comes to mobilizing the workforce: Network security, data security, device theft and inappropriate location-based access.  He offers tips to help address these challenges in the field in this article featured in Government Security News.  Read Original Content

Nevada’s Clark County introduced a new Web-based kiosk service, a customer service-focused technology effort enabling customers to complete transactions without waiting in line and eliminating taxpayers’ needs for excessive employee assistance.  Read Original Content

Garmin has unveiled its first Android Wi-Fi enabled handheld GPS.  The Monterra is a rugged handheld device designed for outdoor use and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and FM Radio.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.