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Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 9, 2014

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According to Markets and Markets, the global real time location system’s market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020 and reach $3.70 billion in 2020. Read Original Content

Telematics penetration in the construction industry is set to exceed 30 percent globally by 2019, according to ABI Research. Read Original Content

According to India RFID Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018, the RFID market in India is forecasted to grow at the CAGR of around 25 percent during 2013-2018. 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 -

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global Advanced Metering Infrastructure market is estimated to grow from $15.89 billion in 2013 to $28.45 billion in 2018, at a compounded annual growth rate of 12.4 percent. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global meter data management market to grow at a CAGR of 16.55 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to reduce the incidences of electricity theft. Read Original Content

The National Science Foundation's Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology has awarded Enrico Pontelli a five-year grant to develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico State University. Read Original Content
Direct Line for Business has launched a new free telematics app for van drivers to enable them to monitor driving behaviors and save money on their insurance. Read Original Content

Intelligent Telematics, the integrated camera and tracking specialist, has acquired Smart Telematics as part of its global expansion plan. As a result, the Waterford-based vehicle CCTV and safety system company will provide Intelligent Telematics with a local presence within the Republic of Ireland as well as a gateway into mainland Europe. Read Original Content

According to MarketOptimizer, due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazils smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $36 million in 2013 to $432 million by 2020, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate of 43. 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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