Monday, December 09, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 8, 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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Research and Markets reports the fleet management and tracking market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

AT&T has launched a GPS-enabled wearable device called Everthere for older users that will use the U.S. operator’s network to trigger an alarm should a user suffer a fall. Read Original Content

Spireon, Inc., a leading innovator of Mobile Resource Management has announced the launch of its new, optimized GPS mobile platform to its FleetLocate and VehiclePath Fleet customers. 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.

Trimble Navigation Ltd. has released a new version of its cloud-based software and mobile apps for smart water and wastewater management, fueled by GIS technology. Read Original Content

Navman Wireless USA today has announced a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform, enabling continuous visibility of both heavy equipment and on-road vehicles even when assets are out of cellular coverage. Read Original Content
Bullitt Mobile Ltd., worldwide licensee of Cat phones and accessories, is launching its range of built tough, made to protect mobile accessories, bringing the ultimate in stylish rugged device protection to consumers. Read Original Content

Panasonic has updated its Toughbook CF-C2, one of the most durable and flexible business convertible PCs on the market, to help mobile professionals work faster and for longer. The device has an increased processor and graphics performance with longer battery life. Read Original Content

Some in the military will have to disconnect their iPhones, iPads and Android-based devices and temporarily use old BlackBerry models while the Defense Department finishes a new mobile device management system. Read Original Content

According to Mike MacLean, Geomatics/Mapping Manager, City of Peterborough, Canada. “ArcGIS has significantly reduced our software, maintenance and consulting costs, and we estimate that the technology will deliver about $250,000 in savings within five years.” Read Original Content

The British Red Cross has begun piloting a radio frequency identification system at its Bristol warehouse and London headquarters, in order to identify equipment used during emergency-response scenarios around the world. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M
The Master Plan for Enterprise Mobility and the Role of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
The Mobile Strategy and Management Challenge
Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
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Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

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.