Monday, November 25, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 24, 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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Part four of Joanna Pfahler’s Field Service Process Automation Series in Business 2 Community explores “How Field Service Process Automation Can Keep Your Organization Alert”.  Read Original Content

The University of New Orleans has been awarded a contract by the Naval Research Laboratory to develop defense mapping systems.  The work will make use of University’s expertise in geospatial mapping systems.  Read Original Content

The TellSpec scanner uses lasers to determine a food item’s chemical composition and sends the calorie, ingredient and allergy information to a smartphone app.  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.

Hyland Software and Bottomline Technologies have partnered to integrate advanced mobile data capture and enterprise content management technology to simplify the collection and delivery of critical healthcare data. Read Original Content

The High Impact Weather Research Centre at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wonju National University has developed a new device which could soon predict natural disasters before they happen.  The device utilizes GIS technology and a weather model to forecast weather up to twelve hours before impact.  Read Original Content

Mark Roberti, editor of the RFID Journal, provides a recap and insights from the RFID Journal Live! Brasil 2013, held November 6-7 in Sao Paulo. Read Original Content

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued its first RFID standard. The standard was drafted with the China Electronics Standardization Institute and several RFID industry players. The standard covers design, production, testing, and usage of RFID readers and tags.  Read Original Content

In a move to increase support for customers and distributors in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to reinforce its GIS business infrastructure in the southeastern U.S., Esri has opened a new office in Miami, Florida.  Read Original Content

Wasp Barcode Technologies lists six inventory nightmares and explains how to avoid them in this article featured in Manufacturing Business Technology.  Read Original Content

A new report from the Aberdeen Group, “Secrets to Optimize Field Service for Better Customer Experiences”, reveals that the best field service organizations leverage performance analytics to launch new initiatives and augment existing ones.  Read Original Content

The Solomon Island Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has moved to mobile technology for a better and more reliable system of data collection and processing.  A mobile app and web-based platform streamlines the collection process and provides qualified data.  Read Original Content

The British Red Cross is testing an RFID system at its Bristol warehouse and London headquarters to identify equipment used during emergency-response situations around the world.  Approximately 500 assets, such as laptops, satellite telephones, forklifts, vehicles and generators, are being fitted with RFID tags that will be read via handheld readers as the items are sent into the field for use by Red Cross volunteers, and again when they are returned.  Read Original Content

Hoping to attract individuals who are keen to develop creative geospatial applications and services, the Singapore Land Authority has launched the GeoInnovation Fund to urge innovation through the use of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.  Read Original Content

Esri has launched new releases of Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS which include display, configuration, and workflow enhancements that improve field data collection and enterprise oversight. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Videos of Note

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Whitepapers of Note

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How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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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.