Monday, August 29, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 29, 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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ABI Research forecasts that commercial telematics will experience a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent in the coming years, to reach 6.4 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s DHL division recently introduced fleet telematics technology into its delivery vehicles throughout the country. Within the first nine weeks DHL saw an increase of 5 percent fuel efficiency and a 41 percent drop in speeding occurrences by drivers.  Read Original Content

United Airlines announced last week that it will replace over 10,000 pilot logbooks with iPad computers. The switch to paperless documentation will save 16,000 sheets of paper, 1,900 trees and 326,000 gallons of annual jet fuel.  Read Original Content

Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Syclo.

A recent report from Technavio predicts that the global mobile health applications market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent between 2010 and 2014.  The research firm believes that one of the main factors that will contribute to this growth is the new demand for remote patient monitoring.  Read Original Content

After officials in Fort Bend County, Texas began using RFID tags to track files and documents throughout county offices, they saw a 63 percent reduction in wasted time by staff members.  Read Original Content

Radio-frequency ID tags are being used as human-implantable tracking devices in Mexico to safeguard users against kidnapping.  However, according to some security contractors in the United States, these human tracking devices don’t work.  Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, by 2016 the vehicle-to-smartphone “connected car” application market will reach 189 million connections.  Read Original Content

An Alberta based GPS asset tracking company recently helped Canadian law enforcement officials recover over $500,000 in stolen property.  Read Original Content

Alivecor, the creator of a mobile application that turns iPhone devices into clinical-quality heart monitors recently received $3 million in venture capital funding.  Read Original Content

Mobile devices and emerging technologies are fueling the creation of a $1.3 billion health care WiFi industry within the next five years, according to ABI Research.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, 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.