Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Real Challenge of Mobile Apps is Real-Time

Can you imagine a scenario where you ask Apple’s Siri a question, and she says, “Can I get back to you in 5 minutes?”  Wouldn't that be irritating?  Information and requests for information have a shelf life. The information is requested at a specific time for a reason.  If you send me the information in 5 minutes I have probably moved on to something else.

In a recent survey I conducted with 79 participants involved in mobile technologies and projects, 83.7% said they or their clients' have IT systems that are too slow or incapable of supporting real-time mobile application requirements. That is a problem.

Many organizations are facing a challenging time supporting the real-time data requirements of mobile applications.  They are recognizing that significant work needs to be done inside their complex IT environment to ensure that data queries and reports can be produced instantly for use on mobile applications.  In many organizations upgrading and enhancing their IT ecosystem for mobile applications represents a major investment.  This is driving increased interest in cloud based solutions that often use newer and faster processes, designs and architectures.

Speed of response is important to the mobile user experience.  The speed in which your IT environment can support mobile applications is a competitive differentiator.  As more applications incorporate location, predictive and context aware elements, the speed of supporting IT systems will become even more important to the end user.  No one wants a turn-by-turn navigation system giving driving instructions that are delayed by 30 seconds, “You should have turned back there,” is not an acceptable response for most of us.

Retailers are also increasingly interested in interacting with onsite shoppers via mobile devices.  They want to recognize you, your shopping habits, past purchases and preferences and today’s shopping needs all while you are browsing their aisles.  This requires the ability to collect appropriate data, query databases and share relevant information with both the shoppers and the staff in the store so the customer’s experience is enhanced and the sales optimized.

None of this happens by accident.

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
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Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise 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 Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of August.

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office this week describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.  Read Original Content

Unvired, a company that develops mobile applications and mobile application development platforms said it has also launched its first Glass and Wear applications that integrate with SAP, allowing information from SAP to be brought to these wearables.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics could see the recovery of its system semiconductor businesses.  According to the industry on July 28, Samsung Electronics will bid to supply next-generation APs to Apple and Qualcomm, based on their 14nm Fin-FET co-developed with Global Foundries, a foundry competitor, last April.  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/

According to the findings of the research firms globally, together Android OS and iOS have around 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in the last quarter of 2013, which is higher than the previous quarter.  Read Original Content

India, one of BlackBerry's top ten markets, is critical for the company's revival, as it provides growth opportunities for its enterprise and handsets business, says the Canadian smartphone maker's chief executive, John Chen.  Read Original Content
China's Huawei Technologies Co. said its smartphone shipments rose 62 percent in the first half of this year, helped by strong demand in overseas markets such as Latin America and the Middle East for new handsets that work on faster-speed networks.  Read Original Content

The numbers from South Africa’s largest mobile phone retailer show, along with other fascinating insights, a massive shift happening in the smartphone market right now, writes Arthur Goldstick.  The shift from feature phones to smartphones in South Africa is happening faster than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Camera market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 57.02 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

According to data compiled by market research company Kantar Japan, iPhones accounted for 68.7 percent of smartphones sold between November 2013 and January 2014.  Read Original Content

In the poll conducted by Credit Suisse Research Institute on 15,873 users from nine emerging countries -- Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey -- around 30 percent responded that given the choice, they would buy a Samsung smartphone.  Read Original Content

The global number of smartphone users is expected to reach 2.5 billion by the end of 2015, research from Strategy Analytics showed, as more tech players are releasing low-end models to appeal to wider markets.  Read Original Content

As his latest venture in mobile technology, Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and Bentley Holdings chairman Cosmo DeNicola has announced the development of wearable business applications for Google Glass, designed to target key enterprise industries including healthcare and manufacturing.  Read Original Content

An unlocked iPhone or an Android smartphone will no longer be illegal in the United States since Congress passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which allows unlocked cell phones to be sold in the American market.  Read Original Content

Analysts from ReportsnReports, forecast the Global Enterprise Mobility Solutions market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.77 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics reported a return to growth in its mobile unit in the second quarter after a string of financial losses. The company posted a new record in terms of smartphone shipments for the period thanks in large part to the launch of its latest flagship device, the G3.  Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1
Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Virtualization ≠ Mobilization

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

Also read Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility 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!

It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of August.

According to Edison Research, 64 percent of moms owned smartphones in early 2013 versus just 53 percent of the general population.  Read Original Content


Target is taking a bolder step into the mobile field with the launch of a new application that could make shopping more convenient. The app is called In a Snap, and is meant to improve the retailer’s position in mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

Deem, a San Francisco mobile commerce company, raised $50 million from China-based private equity fund Hony Capital.  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/

Alibaba has recently been taking steps to become more prolific in the mobile commerce field, launching its Alipay application to engage consumers more effectively. The company has become the leader of China’s mobile commerce space.  Read Original Content

Italian financial infrastructure company SIA has inked a deal with mobile commerce provider Swish Payments to support mobile payments in Africa and Europe. The two firms claim the deal will help to bring more efficient forms of payment to both regions.  Read Original Content
On smartphones alone, e-mail drives 26.7 percent of sales compared with 23.1 percent on tablets and 20.9 percent on desktops, Custora says in its E-Commerce Pulse Mobile report. Direct traffic to retail web sites is also driving more sales on mobile devices than on desktop computers.  Read Original Content

From the Firefly feature, which scans barcodes and brings up Amazon product pages with the push of a button, to the complimentary year of Amazon Prime, the Amazon Fire was designed for e-commerce. The phone's expansive mobile commerce capabilities will certainly give marketers lots of new opportunities to reach consumers.  Read Original Content

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands partnered with marketing company inMarket and media buying agency BPN for an in-store beacon program that pinged shoppers’ cell phones when they walked inside to lure them to the company’s new American Craft Link Sausage product.  Read Original Content

Upsight is launching a new tool to enable mobile marketers to reach consumers when they are near a location where there’s a promotional opportunity. With the Upsight GeoTrigger platform, marketers can target people passing by a location, like a store that is having a sale on your favorite chocolates, just at the right time.  Read Original Content

Talk about reinforcing stereotypes. Men using smartphones and tablets to purchase goods most often buy sporting goods and women using mobile devices to shop most often buy apparel and accessories, according to the Internet Retailer-exclusive Shopgate Mobile Commerce Index.  Read Original Content

We've reached a tipping point in how consumers access e-commerce sites. Nearly 25 percent of e-commerce site visits in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2014 came from smartphones, up from approximately 18 percent for the whole year 2013, according to data from Custora.  Read Original Content

According to Ericcson, "By 2016, the m-commerce market is expected to reach U.S. $800 billion worldwide. Countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are already feeling the impact of greater financial inclusion.”  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce company Paytm will be unleashing its Rs100 crore advertising and marketing campaign later this week, as India's online commerce companies fight for a greater share of the country's retail market.  Read Original Content

It has now been reported that Apple has come to an m-commerce settlement when it comes to issues involving accusations of collusion between the company and book publishers in order to fix the prices of ebooks.  Read Original Content

The latest study form Nielsen found consumers who use their smartphones to make purchases in physical stores, prefer to make mobile payments that involve QR codes, and 45 percent of the 3,784 respondents said they use this particular system to check out with their mobile phone.  Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1
Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Virtualization ≠ Mobilization

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

Also read Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce 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!

It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of August.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, ResearchnReports estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content


MarketsandMarkets expects the global smartphone security market to grow from $387.15 million in 2010 to $2964.89 million by 2016. Global smartphone security market for Android OS is the fastest growing with a CAGR of 65.05 percent from 2011 to 2016 due to increasing number of applications. Read Original Content

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple on Thursday, which details technology that can sense users' locations and then modify their phone's unlocking code, a smart lock, so to speak. 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 North America Cyber Security is expected to grow from around $22.25 billion in 2014 to $33.24 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.40 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the Middle East Cyber Security Market to be $5.17 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $9.56 billion in 2019. This represents an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 13.0 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content
According to Research and Markets the Cyber Security Market in the U.S. Government sector will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent during the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Nextgov.com, the number one federal technology site, today launched a free iPhone app that delivers daily alerts on current government threat levels, data breaches and news and commentary from its award-winning team of reporters. Read Original Content

According to Report Buyer the utilities infrastructure security market is considered to be entering a period of relative prosperity, with a global value of $8.4 billion expected in 2014. Read Original Content

Last year the U.S. insurance industry produced $1 billion in policies covering hacker attacks. By the end of 2014, the figure is expected to reach $2 billion. Read Original Content

Bit9 + Carbon Black, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, has announced the results of a cyber security study which showed nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of UK IT decision-makers said they expect their organization to be the target of a cyber attack within the next 12 months. Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1
Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Virtualization ≠ Mobilization

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health 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 Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of August.

Despite more than 20,000 healthcare-related smartphone apps available in the marketplace today, a 2012 Pew Research Center study found that only ten percent of smartphone users have downloaded a healthcare app.  Read Original Content

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties. Brill told Reuters that many companies now prefer to focus on how data is used.  Read Original Content

Stanford now offers a mobile health online course called Mobile Health Without Borders in which students are taught how to make health apps that help solve international health issues.  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/

Though one in ten Americans owns the type of tracking device made by Nike, Fitbit, and Jawbone to monitor steps taken, quality of sleep, or calorie intake, more than half of those devices are no longer in use, according to Endeavour Partners.  Read Original Content

According to ReportBuyer.com, the global mHealth market reached nearly $1.5 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $2.4 billion in 2013 and $21.5 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 54.9 percent over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.  Read Original Content
Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) are set to announce a new telehealth bill soon. Like some of Mike Thompson’s previous telehealth efforts, the bill seeks to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the law that has long limited government-reimbursed telemedicine to rural areas and specific use cases.  Read Original Content

Alere Connect, Qualcomm Life, and Preventice are the top three remote patient management platforms, according to ABI Research’s latest “Remote Patient Management Platforms”.  Read Original Content

Revenues for remote patient monitoring solutions reached $5.8 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mobile health connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring services, according to a report from IT research firm Berg Insight.  Read Original Content

Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom.  Read Original Content

Driven by adoption of vital signs monitoring and in-vitro diagnostic devices, the mobile health market will grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to a new Lux report.  Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1
Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Virtualization ≠ Mobilization

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe 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 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!

It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling the results and writing the report in the month of August.

Telefónica has announced over 250 partners have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, exceeding the Programme's target of "250 partners by the end of 2014" six months ahead of schedule. Read Original Content


Brazil ended June with 9.1 million M2M lines, up compared to 9 million in May, according to data from the country's telecoms regulator Anatel. M2M lines represented 3.3 percent of the overall mobile telephone base in the country, almost flat compared to the previous month. Read Original Content

Global M2M growth, in terms of connections, is increasing rapidly. Ovum forecasted early this year that M2M revenues will reach US$44.8 billion in the next five years, with more than a third of this revenue coming from the Asia-Pacific. 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/

Reportsnreports.com expect the wireless M2M market to account for nearly $196 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21 percent during the six year period between 2014 and 2020. Read Original Content

According to Micro Market Monitor the North American M2M satellite communication market is currently worth $1.07 billion and is poised to grow to $1.43 billion by the end of 2019. Read Original Content
Global IT experts forecast M2M connections to reach 116 million by 2015 across the Asia Pacific region, and over two billion globally by 2021. Read Original Content

Networking giant Cisco recently announced plans to open an Internet of Things innovation center in the Spanish city of Barcelona. From 2015 to 2020, Cisco intends to invest close to $30 million in the facilities’ restoration, innovation lab, IT equipment, and talent acquisition primarily in engineering, application development and research. Read Original Content

According to Frost and Sullivan, the total Asia Pacific spending on Internet of Things is forecasted to be US $9.96 billion in 2014 and will continue to grow at a CAGR of 34.1 percent to reach US $57.96 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

From $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2024, the Internet of Things device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing. "IoT devices offer huge potential for electronic component manufacturers, but this is clearly not where the value will stop. Most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from the processing of the generated data," explains Dr. Eric Mounier, senior Technology & Market analyst at Yole Développement. Read Original Content

The global connected car market will represent a $17 billion revenue opportunity for telcos by 2018. This is according to research published this week by Infonetics, which predicted the connected car services sector would see a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent between 2013 and 2018. Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1
Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Virtualization ≠ Mobilization

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Android Use in Enterprise Mobility

I have been watching Google's Android closely for developments related to enterprise use for some time.  Google's Android now dominates smartphone sales to consumers, but rampant security flaws have prevented enterprises from adopting it.  In this article, my friend and mobility expert Dave Akka (Twitter @davidakka) shares his thoughts and insights on the latest developments in Android.

Despite its popularity in the consumer world, Android hasn’t been adopted as enthusiastically by enterprises as iOS, and while there are several reasons for this the biggest is security.  Interestingly, Android head, Sundar Pichai, announced at Google I/O that the next version of Android would include Samsung’s Knox security container for all devices, not just those made by Samsung.  This means Google has convinced Samsung to give up one of its key differentiators, but more on that later.

Although Knox has been marketed as making Android safe for work, analysts have queried whether it is able to withstand the current volume of security risks, especially with hackers using 64-bit root kits.  

With the vast majority of mobile malware targeting Android, and Google’s official line being that Android is designed for freedom rather than security, these fears may not be laid to rest anytime soon.

In addition to the security concerns which include malware-ridden and entirely fake apps on the Google Play app store, the lack of Office for Android has been seen as an issue for Android enterprise adoption.  Although there still isn’t a version of Office for Android as there is for iOS, it will be possible to edit native Office documents in Google Docs, which may be good enough for many users.

On the bright side, some of the new features such as allowing enterprise IT to bulk purchase apps and automatically deploy them should be very useful, as is the new Google Drive For Work programme which offers encryption, improved admin controls, auditability and unlimited storage.

There are also concerns for Android L in that the major improvements in battery life, speed and security doesn't stand out from the previous KitKat version, and the fact that Samsung Knox hasn’t yet affected enterprise mobility marketshare (as measured by activations of the Good software), and Samsung still declines to specify how many paid customers Knox has won.

While iOS has shown that enterprise mobility management isn’t the most critical factor in a BYOD world, it seems that Android phones can be sufficiently difficult to manage that they actively deter IT departments.  One feature that could become a differentiator is a dual-persona model that allows users to separate work and personal data, answering one of the big challenges of mobile device management.

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE…

One of Google’s biggest challenges in replicating the success of iOS in both the consumer and enterprise mobility markets is that it cannot offer a clear choice of device for each use case because it has to deal with a wide range of OEMs.  This task cannot be made any easier by the fact that of the OEMs, only Samsung appears to be profitable and they appear rather keen to rock the boat.

Samsung has been developing its own mobile OS, Tizen for some time and started selling smart watches running the OS earlier this year.  The Tizen OS allows Samsung to create a very similar user experience to its Android phones but replacing Google services with Samsung ones, thus depriving Google of user data and advertising revenue.  It’s no secret that Google and Samsung both seemed to be trying to hedge against the other, with Google’s announcement of Android Silver to provide market development funds to OEMs that follow a more stringent set of user interface and hardware rules.

The biggest surprise from Google I/O may well be that Google is getting its house in order.   I can only imagine that Samsung would not have agreed to provide Knox to other OEMs unless it was reassured about the future of the relationship, or it felt enough of a threat to step into line.

Perhaps there are problems with Tizen that we aren’t aware of?

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Kevin Benedict
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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.

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global RFID blood refrigerators and freezers market was valued at USD $40.9 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD $174.2 million in 2019. Read Original Content

Express courier Crossflight has improved its customer service delivery through the development of a logistics system underpinned by TomTom Telematics technology. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe was 2.9 million in Q4 2013. Read Original Content

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Trimble has introduced an updated version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software. Trimble reports its Connect software leverages Esri’s GIS technologies to “accurately map, locate, and assess the condition of critical infrastructure assets, allowing utilities to keep their field infrastructure data up-to-date and accurate.” Read Original Content

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. Read Original Content
TechNavio's analysts forecast the global GIS market in the government sector will grow at a CAGR of 10.00 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

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The city of Fort Collins is the first city in the world to use a mobile web application developed by Siemens AG for utility customers to track their electric and water use. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global smart water management market was worth USD  $4,813.3 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD $15,232.6 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 17.7 percent from 2013 to 2019. Read Original Content

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

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Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
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Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 20, 2014

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ARM Holdings Plc, the chip designer whose products power Apple iPhone and iPad, has said royalty growth will accelerate in the second half as the smartphone market recovers. Read Original Content


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China's Xiaomi unveiled its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mi 4 has a five inch, 1080p screen and a Qualcomm Inc.  Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz processor, said Chief Executive Lei Jun at a launch event in Beijing.  Read Original Content

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Advancements in smartphones and tablets are followed by innovation relating to wearable devices such as smart watches, glasses, and 3D motion trackers.  According to Kable, the top ten vendors contributed 35.7 percent of the total enterprise mobility market size in 2012, with this proportion increasing by 1.3 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

Yahoo! Inc. and Flurry, Inc. announced they have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo to acquire Flurry.  Read Original Content
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The global unified communication market is expected to reach USD $75.81 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increase in mobile workforce as well as enterprise mobility is expected to favorably impact the global market over the next six years.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry is going for a kill in Nigeria in order to bounce back to profitability by 2016. The Nigerian smartphone market is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion, since over ten million smart devices worth $1 billion were sold in the country in 2013.  Read Original Content

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. said it plans to roll out lower-end phones in Taiwan that support the fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution network.  Read Original Content

The Mobile Application market in Western Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 29.94 percent over the period 2013-2018, according to Research and Markets.  Read Original Content

Nearly 200 managers at Samsung’s mobile division have voluntarily returned a quarter of their first-half bonuses, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, with the firm poised to post its worst quarterly profit in two years.  Read Original Content

The global market for BYOD and enterprise mobility is expected to nearly quadruple in size over the next four years. Currently valued at $72 billion, MarketsandMarkets expects annual growth of 26.6 percent for a projected value of $284 billion by 2019.  Read Original Content

Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has inked an exclusive partnership with Indian e-commerce company SnapDeal to introduce the Jolla smartphone in the country. Following the tie-up, the Jolla smartphone will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal.com within a month, as per the company.  Read Original Content

IDC Energy Insights has released an IDC MarketScape study that provides utility companies with insights into the current capabilities and future strategies of mobile field force management software vendors, guiding them in planning a new MFFM implementation. Read Original Content

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to produce mobile application processors for Qualcomm Inc., industry sources said recently, strengthening its earnings outlook for the chip division while its smartphone business lags.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.