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Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 13, 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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Analysts forecast the Global Gas Meter market will grow at a CAGR of 9.33 percent over the period 2014-2018. According to the report, one of the major drivers is the increasing demand for smart gas meters. Read Original Content

According to Markets and Markets, the overall Real-Time Location Systems Market is expected to reach $3.70 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the global commercial telematics market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

The number of fleet management systems deployed in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe is expected to grow from 2.9 million in the last quarter 2013 to 5.9 million by 2018. This study from Sweden-based market research firm Berg Insight forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 15.7 percent. Read Original Content

Michelin has reached a deal to acquire a Brazilian fleet tracking and freight security company for about $717 million, the tire-maker announced. Read Original Content
State-owned China Shipping Group, through two subsidiaries, will partner with Alibaba to establish an integrated logistics platform, combining its traditional shipping services with e-commerce. Read Original Content

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase over last year's figure. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from smart city technology will grow from $8.8 billion in 2014 to $27.5 billion in 2023. Read Original Content

The global smart homes market is expected to reach $47.61 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Emphasis on reduced carbon emission and energy conservation are expected to be the key driving forces for the market over the forecast period. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the RTLS Healthcare Market is estimated to reach $2,081.05 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 32.9 percent from 2014 to 2020. 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.