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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 29, 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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Following more than a year spent testing the use of RFID tags on uniforms destined for Swedish soldiers, the Swedish Armed Forces intends to begin rolling out a permanent radio frequency identification system sometime within the next two to five years. Read Original Content

The global smart grid technology market is set to grow at an annual rate of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the major drivers in this market is the aging power grid infrastructure. As various power grids across the world were built many years ago, the reliability of such grids during power blackouts and environmental changes is declining. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global RFID market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for RFIDs in the retail segment. Read Original Content

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Leading Australian mobile brand Aspera Mobile has launched a new and affordable line of rugged mobile devices designed for the harsh Australian environment. Read Original Content

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software-Trimble Connect™ version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair leaks and improve worker safety and productivity. Read Original Content
Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – over the next decade will reach $274.9 billion, outpacing developed countries. Read Original Content

A recent report by GTM Research estimates that the global smart grid market is expected to surpass $400 billion worldwide by 2020, with an average compound annual growth rate of over eight percent. Read Original Content

Europe is at serious risk of failing to meet its smart-metering targets for 2020, according to a new paper from Berg Insight. Authorities in the region are aiming to cover 80 percent of electricity customers with smart meters by 2020, but those plans have taken several hits over the last few months. Read Original Content

With increasing pressures on water utilities to meet growing demand, reduce non-revenue water losses, and improve operational efficiency, global smart water networks market are expected to expand from $1.1 billion in annual revenue in 2013 to more than $3.3 billion in 2022, Navigant Research has forecast in a new report. Read Original Content

Worldwide shipments of public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from fewer than three million this year to 16.3 million in 2020, according to a report by Navigant Research. 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 is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.