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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 16, 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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TechNavio's analysts forecast the global smart grid technology market to grow at a compound rate of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the aging power grid infrastructure. Read Original Content

A new report from Research and Markets forecasts the cumulative value of the smart grid market to surpass $400 billion by 2020, growing with an average compound annual growth rate of over eight percent. Read Original Content

Due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazil’s 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 percent. 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 broad survey of 508 fleet operations across the U.S. regarding their use of mobile resource management systems finds that, of those using such technology, a significant majority are not only satisfied with the service they’re receiving but that they are recouping their investment via a wide array of savings such as improved fuel economy and reductions in vehicle idle time. Read Original Content

The commercial vehicle telematics market is forecast by Visiongain to reach $11.2 billion this year. Visiongain identifies three factors driving market growth: intense completion among logistics companies to gain competitive advantage, the global safety regulations and increased demand for wireless connectivity. Read Original Content
According to new Allied Market Research report, "Food Traceability Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities and Forecast, 2012 - 2020" 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 new research report by Markets and Markets, total smart cities market is expected to reach more than $1 trillion by 2016. Read Original Content

Trimble has introduced the Juno T41 rugged handheld computer with integrated Ultra-High Frequency RFID capabilities. In addition to high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging technology, smartphone capability and enhanced, real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy, the Juno T41 series now offers new models that provide more functionality and configuration choices for data collection and mobile workforce management. Read Original Content

As part of its 10-year, $2.6 billion grid modernization program, ComEd will install more than four million smart meters throughout its service territory starting this fall. ComEd installed more than 70,000 smart meters in 2013, and is expecting to install 160,000 in 2014 including more than 6,500 in Westchester by the end of the year. Read Original Content

The U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing the results of a two-part, five-year research project conducted by members of academia and RFID industry to study the tracking of food rations destined for military troops, and the shelf life based on storage and transportation conditions of those rations. Read Original Content

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