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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 19, 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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Berg Insight said the number of active commercial fleet management systems deployed in Europe was 3.65 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. At a compound annual growth rate of 14.2 percent, that number should hit 7.10 million by 2018, the Swedish research firm said. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global GIS market in the transportation industry to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.93 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

IDTechEx states that in 2013 the total RFID market was worth $7.88 billion, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, and growing to $9.2 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors. IDTechEx forecast that to rise to $30.24 billion in 2024. Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

The global RFID blood monitoring systems market was valued at US $40.9 million in 2012. However, it is expected to reach US $174.2 million by 2019, growing at a combined annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2019. Read Original Content

Fleet decision-makers across the UK’s largest fleets are anticipating a rise in expenditure on telematics products in the next 12 months, according to research by Fleet News sister brand Sewells. Read Original Content


The global smart factory market-factory automation industry is expected to generate revenues of $246.03 billion by 2018, growing at an estimated combined annual growth rate of 8.08 percent from 2013-2018. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market – by Technology, Components, Application, and Geography – Global Forecasts to 2020“, published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of precision farming market is expected to reach $4.55 billion by 2020, growing at a combined annual growth rate of 12.2 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

Trimble has announced eCognition® Essentials, a new software solution for geospatial and remote sensing professionals performing land cover mapping tasks using satellite imagery. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets finds the global facility management market is estimated to grow from $24.65 billion in 2014 to $43.69 billion by 2019. Over the forecast period, this market is expected to experience high adoption in Asia-Pacific, and MEA regions. Read Original Content

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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.