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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 15, 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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A new report by Markets and Markets indicates the global smart cities market is expected to grow from $654.57 billion in 2014 to $1,266.58 billion by 2019, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 14.1 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Michelin has announced it intends to acquire Sascar, a leading Brazilian fleet management and freight security company for a total price of €520 million. Read Original Content

Starting September, the government of Delhi, India, will use Global Positioning System and Radio-frequency Identification devices to track 300 trucks carrying food grains from its storage point to destination, thus curbing embezzlement during its transit. 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

A new market research report by Allied Market Research forecasts the global food traceability market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7 percent during the analysis period, reaching expected revenue of $14.1 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

According to a report published by allied market research, the global real time locating systems market was worth $11.7 billion, and it is expected to grow to $43.7 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 20.7 percent from 2013 to 2020. Read Original Content
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global RFID blood refrigerators and freezers market was valued at $40.9 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of $174.2 million in 2019. Read Original Content

Markets and Markets expects the global Commercial Telematics Market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, the consumer and commercial telematics revenue size will reach nearly $20 billion by 2018. Telematics revenue will include soft revenues from areas such as car servicing, Big Data enabled by telematics, and enhanced customer service. Read Original Content

Cat phones and accessories today announced the launch of the Cat B15Q, the next-generation of its rugged smartphone. The B15Q is the first rugged smartphone available globally to support KitKat, the latest version of Android. Read Original Content

An Android app under development at Kean University allows users to report a problem by snapping a picture and geo-tag it using GPS functionality built into their mobile device. In its current form the app is a prototype focused on power outages, but a paper recently published as part of the IEEE's annual Systems Conference suggests the app could be useful in providing information during an emergency. Read Original Content

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