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Field Mobility News Weekly

Week of December 15, 2013

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 precision crop management tool for mobile devices has been introduced by AgDNA. Since AgDNA was launched by founder Paul Turner less than six months ago, the cloud-based program has registered users in more than 80 countries with six million acres of farmland boundary mapped. Read Original Content

BlackBerry has tightened its grip on the enterprise mobility service market, and is expected to reach $340 billion by 2017, with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, key factors driving enterprise mobility today include Bring Your Own Device, Mobile Device Management, and application management. Big Data also plays a role as corporations seek to better understand both their own employee's as well as customer behaviors to optimize internal and external applications respectively. Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

In 2012 GPS tracking devices together with in-cab terminals constituted a $2.5 billion market at end user level, a figure set to rise to $5.8 billion by 2017, representing an annual rate of 18.5 percent. This forecast growth is driven largely by increasing levels of telematics fitment on light commercial vehicles. Read Original Content

NexTraq, the leading GPS fleet tracking and asset management company, has announced its client, Sunrise Transport Group Inc., was able to simplify their processes while improving communication between the office and field with the NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution. Read Original Content

NOVAtime Technology, a leading provider of enterprise Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, is happy to announce Wild Turkey Distillery uses the NOVAtime 4000 SaaS Workforce Management Solution with NT6500 fingerprint time clocks to successfully manage their workforce and labor hours in real-time. Read Original Content

Trimble Navigation Ltd. has released a new version of its cloud-based software and mobile apps for smart water and wastewater management, fueled by GIS technology. Read Original Content

Most fleet operators are already using smartphones as service access devices to monitor their fleets remotely. Now commercial telematics service providers are increasingly adapting their core applications including track and trace/route planning, driver behavior and fuel management solutions to run on consumer-grade smartphone and tablet devices. Read Original Content

Crisps and snack manufacturer Tayto Group has partnered with TomTom, adopting its fleet management technology to manage road risk and boost its duty of care to drivers. Read Original Content

Public Transport Victoria is seeking a vendor to provide bus tracking services in Melbourne, according to a request for expression of interest recently released. The requested service will provide real-time tracking of the bus fleet and a daily data file for contract management. The Victorian department wants to have it fully implemented by June 30 next year. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC 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 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.

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