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Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 2, 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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A new study has found that about half a billion people worldwide will use their mobile devices as travel tickets on metros, subways and buses by 2015.



A handful of carriers, including American Airlines and Continental Airlines, have kicked off pilot programs that allow passengers to use smartphones to check-in and board aircraft.



Making construction sites paperless and switching to rugged computers can increase efficiency for jobsites.



According to a study approximately 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone.



The U.S. Army has enlisted Google's Android platform to power its first smartphone.  The Army is developing a device called the Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, along with a suite of apps for tactical operations to be used in the field of battle.



Trimble announced that Sprint has become the first mobile broadband network to offer Trimble GeoManager WorkManagement, a new scheduling and dispatch solution that helps field service companies optimize the efficiency of their mobile fleets.



So far mobile ticketing has stayed in large cities in Europe and Japan but the next few years will see massive global adoption of m-tickets.



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.  http://www.syclo.com/


Casio has released an extremely rugged phone that will be sold by Verizon.  The rugged phone is called the G'zOne Commando and meets all military spec requirements.



According to recent numbers Apple’s iPad and iPhone continue to lead Android in the healthcare sector however Android is gaining fast.


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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise: The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
The Future of Enterprise Mobility

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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.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.