Monday, April 14, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 13, 2014

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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According to a recent report from Navigant Research, cumulative utility spending on IT systems for the smart grid will total $139.3 billion from 2014 through 2022. Read Original Content

IDTechEx research has found the WSN market will grow to $1.8 billion by 2024. These figures refer to WSN defined as wireless mesh networks, i.e. self-healing and self-organizing. Read Original Content

The Global Fleet Management System market will grow at a CAGR of 25 percent to 2018. The Global Fleet Management System market is driven by several factors, of which increasing demand for this system from the BRIC countries is one of the main drivers. Read Original Content

Catavolt is the most secure way to rapidly build mobile apps that work with all enterprise systems and all mobile devices. IT departments rest easy with Catavolt’s industry-leading “No Data at Rest” security platform, and a no-coding app creation approach that efficiently addresses the backlog of business requests for mobile apps. Business users receive apps that are custom-tailored to their business process, and a high-performance, native user experience that fully utilizes the devices they carry today. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Catavolt.

Next month’s Fleet World Fleet Show will see Quattro Telematics officially launch its portfolio of black box technology to fleets, as well as offering the chance to win a fully installed Geotab GO6 tracking unit or a Garmin navigation device. Read Original Content

Utilities are expected to spend nearly $140 billion between 2014 and 2022 on the deployment of IT systems needed to support new smart-grid infrastructure, according to a new study from Navigant Research. Read Original Content

After the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform business from NXP, Telit Wireless Solutions has utilized the platform, which is now named as the Telit Automotive Solutions, to deliver telematics services for automotive OEM and tier ones markets. Read Original Content

The rugged tablet segment increased 22 percent year-over-year in 2013, growth that is expected to continue this year. In addition, greater availability of rugged Android devices along with first-generation rugged Windows 8.1 embedded handheld devices will create increased opportunities this year, judges VDC. Read Original Content

DriveLogik says its new product can provide fleets with up to a 10 percent fuel savings per vehicle and reduced maintenance costs.  A hardware package and monthly subscription-based software reporting includes driver performance reports to help identify driver performance. Customized instant alerts via mobile devices also identify major driving events. 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.