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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. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! ABI Research, Oyster Bay, N.Y., says adoption of telematics in the non-trucking sector, which includes construction, service and utilities, public transportation, and others, is expected to equal the trucking industry in terms of numbers of connected vehicles by the end of 2014. Read Original Content The head of Uruguay’s National Dru... (more)

eMeter Joins VMware VirtualizationTechnology Alliance Partnership Program

eMeter announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers. Through eMeter’s support of EnergyIP software running on VMware Infrastructure 3, eMeter’s utility customers now have a combined solution to increase performance, cut operating costs, and achieve greener operations. VMware Infrastructure 3 improves business continuity and strengthens the security of eMeter’s EnergyIP software. The capabilities of VMware virtualization software and technology help eMeter customers cut costs through virtualization and hardware consolidation resulting in reduced hardware and operating costs required to run EnergyIP. Cost savings and benefits are realized immediately thro... (more)

M2M News Weekly – Week of March 16, 2014

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! According to a recent Cisco report, around 27 million machine-to-machine devices will be connected to mobile networks across Australia by 2018, driven largely by wearable computers, intel... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 3, 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. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Uruguay-based technology company IDMeters is releasing an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution for use by water, gas, electricity and petroleum companies. The system is designed to identify meters and pipes (in the latter case, both below and above ground), as well as help utility personnel conduct maintenance services via a handheld reader. Read Original Content French t... (more)

The Google Ventures Cheat Sheet

Earlier this week, Google finally announced the formation of a new venture arm called Google Ventures. It is where all smaller-scale venture investments from Google will now originate. The day of the announcement, I chatted on the phone with Bill Maris and Rich Miner, the two Google executives who are managing the fund to get a sense of what they are interested in and how the fund will work. It turns out they are open to investing in pretty much anything from the Internet and cloud computing to healthcare and mobile. “We don’t want to artificially limit ourselves,” says Miner. What about space elevators? “Show me one that works,” retorts Maris, “and I will invest in it.” The two of them will run the entire fund pretty much by themselves, bringing in other Googlers as needed for expertise and to help evaluate startups. Both Maris and Miner have done venture investi... (more)

Abdulhayoglu Calls for Strengthening Cyber Grid Security

"Do we really want to build this smart grid…for it only to be used against us?" Melih Abdulhayoglu's concern for the security of the United States's electricity grid was prescient. "We've got to be sure those smart meters are protected." He spoke a day before Siobhan Gorman at the Wall Street Journal broke the news that cyberspies, most likely from China and Russia had penetrated the cybergrid that controls the US electrical supply, and had left behind potentially disruptive software. "The CIA has already admitted that cities have been taken down by criminal activities, by attacks." American users of electricity are "lucrative targets," he said. He urged the US not to "build all our houses and homes into this thing and make it all vulnerable." Abdulhayoglu is an expert on Internet security. He is the founder of the Comodo Companies, which distributes PC security so... (more)

Mobile Comms Can Save €43bn in Energy Bills Per Year - Vodafone

A new report released by Vodafone and Accenture says that the use of mobile communications can reduce the annual energy bill for Europe by a €43 billion, equivalent to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 113 Mt CO2e (metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) by 2020. The figure equals about 2.4% of the CO2 emissions for the whole of the EU, or eliminating close to one-fifth of the UK’s emissions. Obviously, there’s a catch. Vodafone says that the only way to achieve those goals is for the industry and governments to collaborate. The report, titled Carbon Connections: quantifying mobile’s role in tackling climate change, identified 13 opportunities that could enable carbon abatement across 25 EU countries. But for these opportunities to come to fruition, governments will have to play an important role - like evolving regulation to set an appropri... (more)

The First Smart Grid Controversy?

Like any new technology, the emergence of smart grids has not managed to avoid some kind of controversy. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the technology per se, but all the benefits of a smart grid and smart meter deployment is enabling a new set of business models (read charging models) that not everyone is happy about. According to this article in the Boston Globe and nicely summarized in this blog post by EcoEquilibrium, one US utility’s proposed pricing plan is hitting some raw nerves with both users and commentators. On paper, the suggested pricing plan sounds exactly like the kind of plan that takes advantage of the capabilities of a smart grid. The utility in question, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., is proposed two distinct plans - a pre-paid plan in which customers will pay up front for electric and be informed of what they are using, and a ... (more)

Atomic Public Relations Opens Office in London

Huntsworth plc (www.huntsworth.com) announced that it has made an early stage investment in a new, London-based venture with Atomic Public Relations (www.atomicpr.com), a leading American technology PR agency, to open Atomic PR offices outside the U.S. Sandeep Kalsi, a former board director of Next Fifteen Communications Group, has been appointed European Managing Director. The first of four new Atomic PR offices planned opened this month in London with an initial staff of five, and will serve as the hub for Atomic's European operations. The office's starting client portfolio includes global security leader ArcSight, global smart grid technology provider Echelon Corporation, and Roamware, a global provider of voice and data roaming solutions. In addition to early stage capital, Huntsworth is providing managerial and operational support as well as access to its networ... (more)

HP Takes Converged Infrastructure a Notch Higher

Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Wednesday announced new products, solutions and services that leaves the technology packaging to them, so users don't have to. HP Neoview Advantage, HP Converged Infrastructure Architecture, and HP Converged Infrastructure Consulting Services are designed to help organizations drive business and technology innovations at lower total cost via lower total hassle. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] HP’s measured focus HP isn’t just betting on a market whim. Recent market research it supported reveals that more than 90 percent of senior business decision makers believe business cycles will continue to be unpredictable for the next few years — and 80 percent recognize they need to be far more flexible in how they leverage technology for business. The same old IT song and dance doesn't seem to be what these businesses are se... (more)

The Smart Money is on Smart Grids

Smart Grids on Ulitzer In Asia, the utilities industry is growing at an incredible rate. Investments globally in the sector have lead to more available jobs, predicting the return to pre-recession levels of employment by Q1 2010. However, with such substantial growth comes opportunities which have to be managed correctly to sustain long-term development. With the world’s investors looking at Asia to see how such a developing region can deal with governmental pressures on Green Technology, a meeting of the leading names in Asian and Pacific Utilities firms have agreed to meet at the illustrious NGU APAC summit. The Copenhagen Climate Change meeting will dramatically change the utility landscape. Carbon Reduction will mandate energy-efficiency upgrades in homes and businesses across Asia. To relieve Government pressures Companies are looking into smart grid solutions a... (more)