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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 5, 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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AgDNA has introduced a new precision crop management tool for mobile devices. 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

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. 
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For 2012, the global shipments of smart meters reached 100 million sets rising by 31.6 percent compared with 2011, the market scale of global smart meter reached US$7 billion in 2012. In 2012, the total shipments of China's meters were 110.6 million sets including 98.5 million sets of smart meter. Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

The global radio-frequency identification market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 22.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018. Read Original Content

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and U.S. based Motorola Solutions have signed an agreement for the procurement of 4G handsets for the Israel Defense Forces. These new smartphones will replace about 10,000 TETRA based Mountain Rose handsets operating over the military-owned cellular system since 2004. Read Original Content
UAE-based Imdaad, a top facilities management solutions provider, plans to install FleetMan, a GPS-based fleet tracking system for the vehicle management cycle of its fleet of vehicles from initial acquisition until its final disposal. Read Original Content

A new study observes the fleet management market is expected to grow from $10.91 billion in 2013 to $30.45 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Trimble Navigation has acquired the assets of C3 Consulting LLC, a privately held crop science software firm promoting sustainable farming methods with tools to conserve natural resources, reduce chemical inputs and restore native fertility. Read Original Content

Mobile access will only grow in importance as Navigant Research forecasts the global utility mobile workforce will increase from over 1.2 million employees in 2013 to more than 2.4 million by 2020. Read Original Content

Tech startup firm KeepTruckin has released its first product, a mobile- and web-based driver log and fleet management platform offered as a free Android or iPhone app.  The company noted their solution is designed for use by truck fleets as well as by individual truckers. 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 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 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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