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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

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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Fujitsu is working with BEAMS retail stores in Japan to provide an RFID technology solution to improve operational efficiency, streamline the merchandise life cycle, and provide uniform support.  Read Original Content

The Bodega Norton Winery in Argentina saves a day each week in administrative work after implementing a new process using NFC phones and RFID technology.  Read Original Content

A survey commissioned by Trimble Field Service Management revealed that 72 percent of respondents have upgraded their workforce technology in the last year, and 43 percent plan to upgrade in the future.  Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 is the company's 11th annual conference and exhibition focused on RFID technology and its many business applications.  The conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.  Read Original Content

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on December 6, 2012 in Washington D.C. to examine the collection and use of Internet users’ data – potential benefits, privacy concerns and related issues.  Read Original Content


GIS provider Esri has purchased mobile location-based services provider Geoloqi with plans to combine the technologies to offer advanced mobile location services for smartphone apps.  Read Original Content

Shannon Lowe of Verian discusses how enterprise mobility can improve communication, productivity, performance, and efficiency in this article, “Reaping the Benefits of Enterprise Mobility” in Spend Matters.  Read Original Content

For those smartphone users without NFC and RFID capabilities, QR codes and barcode scanning apps can bridge the gap to enable mobile payments.  Read Original Content

The conference on Successfully Implementing and Using Mobility for Enterprise Asset Management will be held November 14-15, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  Read Original Content

Customer Service Delivery Platform has launched an HTML5-based mobile field service solution, SRM Buddy, which can be used with any mobile device and platform including iOS, Android, and Windows.  Read Original Content

Google has launched two new APIs for Google Maps – Google Maps Tracks API and Google Maps Geolocation API.  Read Original Content

Customers who utilize rugged tablet devices instead of non-rugged devices experience 30 percent lower total cost of ownership and 35 percent less productivity loss, according to a 2011 study by the Venture Development Corporation.  Read Original Content

Pairing Magellan’s RoadMate 5265T-LMB GPS device with a compatible Bluetooth phone enables the user to send hands-free scripted text messages, provides directions for a walking tour, and transforms the device into a speaker phone.  Read Original Content

GAO RFID Asset Tracking has unveiled a new rugged handheld HF RFID reader developed for field work such as warehouse management, manufacturing lines and anywhere assets need to be tracked.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Evive Station LLC is helping college students reduce plastic waste with reusable RFID-equipped water bottles that enable users to clean and fill them at no cost.  Read Original Content

A recent mobile marketing report from Gartner, using consumer mobile behavior as a basis, predicts changes in barcode marketing as a tactical tool, mobile coupon adoption by smartphone users, and mainstream adoption of augmented reality.  Read Original Content

AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have launched a pilot RFID mobile payment system in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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