Monday, September 26, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 26, 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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UPS recently announced that the company was able to increase the number of deliveries and reduce the amount of fuel consumed by 3.3 percent after using fleet management technology for their delivery vehicles.  Read Original Content

According to Forrester Research more U.S. workers use iPhones and Android devices combined than total BlackBerry users.  However, BlackBerry still leads when separately compared.  BlackBerry is used by 42 percent of workers, with Apple's iPhone accounting for 22 percent and Android devices 26 percent.  Read Original Content

The Global Wireless Local Area Network market in the Healthcare industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.7 percent between 2010 and 2014.  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.

Recent research from Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies finds there has been a steady growth for mobile enterprise app stores.  This is mainly driven by the need to help users discover relevant apps to their line of business.  Read Original Content

Orange has created a mobile ticketing program called “M-stadium” that allows spectators to upload tickets onto a smartphone that can be swiped across an NFC terminal giving them access into a venue.  The program was recently tested in the French Ligue 1 football match between Caen and Olympique Lyonnais.  Read Original Content

UK based online ticket retailer is planning to expand its existing mobile app to include mobile-based barcode ticketing, similar to mobile boarding passes that have recently been introduced by a number of airlines.  Read Original Content

Energy Maintenance Services, a construction-based company, is using Singletouch Mobile, an enterprise mobile solution enabling contractors to control inventory, labor, materials and equipment; and can generate purchase orders all from a mobile device on the work-site.  Read Original Content

Verizon has added smartphone and tablet support to their Verizon Universal Identity Services for Healthcare offering. Universal Identity Services is a cloud-based system that allows physicians to share digital signatures for e-prescribing, lab reports, discharge orders, and EHR access.  Read Original Content

DAILY RFID has recently come out with an RFID ear tag for animal management. The ear tag is manufactured from a material often used in healthcare that prevents the growth of bacteria.  Read Original Content

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Volunteers is using RFID technology to monitor volunteers' hand washing and other health-related behaviors in a study that focuses on the hygiene habits of Londoners.  Read Original Content

Within the past few years the healthcare industry has begun upgrading electronic infrastructure with high-capacity IT systems.  The U.S. government is rewarding physicians utilizing electronic medical records and penalizing those who don’t.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform 

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.