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Field Mobility News Weekly

Week of March 2, 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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Microsoft has introduced a new cloud-based mobile tool built to detect and gather location data from GPS satellites, The Register reported Monday. Read Original Content

Panasonic has unveiled a five-inch industry-oriented tablet with phone functions that can take a beating or a dunking in water. Aimed at users such as construction workers and delivery staff, the tablet is the latest in Panasonic's Toughpad lineup. Read Original Content

Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Networks Markets are forecast to reach $12 billion Worldwide by 2020 according to Researchnreports.com. Read Original Content

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Trimble has introduced the Juno T41 rugged handheld computer with integrated Ultra-High Frequency RFID capabilities. In addition to high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging technology, smartphone capability and enhanced, real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy, the Juno T41 series now offers new models that provide more functionality and configuration choices for data collection and mobile workforce management, Trimble said.Read Original Content

Smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities across different industries, with a total market value of $1.57 trillion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

 

According to Markets and Markets the Real-Time Location Systems market is expected to reach $3.7 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020. Read Original Content

Global investment in smart grids reached $14.9 billion (£8.9bn) last year - creeping up from $14.2 billion in 2012 - with China leading the market. New figures reveal the nation beat the U.S. as the world's largest smart grid market for the first time, spending $4.3 billion in 2013, with a large part of that going towards the installation of 62 million meters. Read Original Content

By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network WSN) technology, according to global technology research firm ON World. 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 Q4-2012. 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

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

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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.