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Field Mobility News Weekly

Week of February 23, 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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Pera Technology has developed an accurate and cost-efficient method for monitoring sheep movements, which could greatly improve food-chain tracking. The Melton Mowbray-based company developed the Radio Frequency Identification ear tag through its ROSEI project, aimed at farmers who are reliant on single farm subsidies. Read Original Content

ABI Research forecasts the number of service vehicles equipped with telematics solutions will increase to around 25 million vehicles on a global basis by the end of 2019 representing a penetration exceeding 30 percent. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 3.3 million in Q4 of 2012. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 percent, this number is expected to reach 6.8 million by 2017. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

According to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global smart grid investment grew to $14.9 billion in 2013, up from $14.2 billion in 2012, and being led by China, who finished the year as the world's largest smart grid market. Read Original Content

Due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazil's smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $36 million in 2013 to $432 million by 2020, at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 43 percent, forecasts research and consulting firm The Authors. Read Original Content

Smart meter revenues will grow to $7.4 billion (£4.5 billion) in the next four years from $5.2 billion in 2012, according to a report from Telefonica published late last week. Read Original Content

Kit Check, the leader in hospital pharmacy kit processing automation, today announced its cloud software solution for pharmacy kits has tracked its one-millionth medication with RFID. Read Original Content

Handheld has released its latest rugged computer, the Nautiz 4, is designed for data collection in tough environments such as warehousing, logistics, transportation, utility, field service, security and public safety.Read Original Content

Rand McNally announced the company's mobile fleet management solutions now include E-Logs compliant with the Hours of Service regulations specific to the passenger-carrier market. Read Original Content

Canada's Casino Rama has implemented InvoTech Systems' Uniform System to track and maintain the asset value of the casino resort's 15,000 uniforms.
The hotel operations estimates that the casino saves 15 hours a day in labor with InvoTech. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation Cognizant View my profile on LinkedIn Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Browse the Mobile Solution Directory Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility

***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.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.

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