Monday, November 07, 2011

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 7, 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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Container security and tracking revenues will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent from $212 million in 2011 to $690 million in 2016, according to recent research from ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Markem-Image, a commercial printing company is saving $600,000 per year after adopting a new field mobile management solution for 500 company technicians. Read Original Content

Trucking company Direct Drive Express was able to reduce the amount of time each driver spent at delivery sites by 10 percent after moving to a rugged tablet based solution to handle paperwork. 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 news shows indictes Walmart, Macy’s, and JC Penny will begin using item-level RFID tracking within stores in upcoming months, further illustrating a trend towards electronic tracking in retail stores.  Read Original Content

Fleet Management Solutions has announced that they have been selected by the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons to equip their fleet vehicles and other mobile assets. Read Original Content

According to the U.S. Army Operations Director of Modernization, the Army is continuing to test 10 and 7-inch rugged tablet devices for mission purposes. Read Original Content

GE Capital Fleet Services has identified $68 million in cost savings for customers in the third quarter of 2011. In the first three quarters of 2011, GE Capital Fleet Services has identified more than $191 million in customer cost savings through fleet management solutions. Read Original Content

The U.S. Department of Defense has approved Dell’s Android-based Streak 5 tablet for use on its secure networks.  Read Original Content

Radiant RFID has partnered with the Texas Department of Public Safety to track more than $1 billion in assets. The department will utilize Radiant RFID’s asset management solution to manage and track the locations of their mobile inventory of assets such as computer equipment and protective gear. Read Original Content

Motorola has released the first ever enterprise only tablet in the Middle East region at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. The rugged ET1 tablet runs on Android 2.3 and features user changeable batteries for long use. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.