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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 12, 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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According to a new report from Navigant Research, utility spending on IT systems for the smart grid will grow from $8.5 billion in 2013 to $19.7 billion by 2022. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets observes the fleet management market is expected to grow from $10.91 billion in 2013 to $30.45 billion by 2018, at an Compound Annual Growth Rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Bullitt Mobile has unveiled a rugged smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The smartphone has been designed to survive a drop from 1.8 meter and be submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. 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 -

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

IDTechEx has found that in 2013, the total RFID market is 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. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Industrial Wireless Automation market to grow at an annual rate of 15.68 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need for remote monitoring. 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

In 2012, the total shipments of China's meters were 110.6 million sets including 98.5 million sets of smart meter. In 2013, the output of China's meters is estimated to increase to 120 million sets and 91 percent of them will be smart meter. In the next few years, China's smart meter market will continue to grow with the compound annual growth rate of 9.5 percent. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report “Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Market – Global Forecast & Analysis published by Markets and Markets, the IWSN market is expected to reach $3.795 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 15.58 percent from 2012 to 2017. Read Original Content

By 2019, ON World predicts the majority of wireless sensing and control devices will be Internet connected and cumulative shipments between 2010 and 2019 will reach five billion worldwide. 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.

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