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.

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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
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.

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 27, 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!

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 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

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/

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

According to Research and Markets, the mobile LBS market in the United States will grow at a CAGR of 27 percent to 2018. Mobile location-based services or LBS are used to track the location of users within a wireless network using location-enabled mobile devices. Read Original Content

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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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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 20, 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.


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


The global smartphone market is expecting another constant growth this year, as the latest figures show the worldwide smartphone usage is set to grow by 25 percent year on year, reaching 1.76 billion people who own and use smartphones monthly in 2014, according to the new figures from eMarketer.  Read Original Content

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

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/

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
Apple and IBM last week pledged to work together for each other’s benefit in a new enterprise mobility initiative to build industry-specific business apps for iOS-based mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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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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
Apple iOS and the Enterprise - Latest Developments
Mobile Expert Interview: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu
Mobile Expert Interview: AnyPresence's Founder Rich Mendis

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 23, 2014

Managing Mobility in the Workplace: Best Practices with 451 Research, HP and Kevin Benedict

Join me at 9 AM PDST, Thursday, July 24th for a lively discussion with 451 Research and HP on the topics of enterprise mobility, mobile printing, mobile strategies and trends.

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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 Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies, Part 1

Tactics without strategy are dangerous. ~ Robert Leonhard

If you believe as the authors of the new book Code Halos do, that data is the new competitive arena for businesses, then you will want to develop a strategy in order to compete.  What might that strategy look like?  It may be as simple as, "We believe the better we understand the needs and preferences of our individual prospects and customers, the more convenient and personalized we can make their experiences which leads to happier and more loyal customers that promote our business and help us grow."

Streaming music stations provide us with a useful example of this kind of strategy.  They enable me to personalize my music stations so I conveniently hear what I want, and as a result I listen to it more often.  Amazon Prime knows my family intimately.  They use this knowledge to enhance our shopping experience daily.  Netflix knows our history and preferences and enhances our experience as a result.

Do you have a Code Halos strategy?  Does your competition?  Do the new digital start-ups in your industry?

Let's assume for today - you are convinced there is a need for a Code Halos strategy.  Now let's consider tactics.
  1. What data would help you offer your prospects and customers an enhanced user experience on their smartphones or tablets?
  2. How can the data be used to enable a more personalized user experience?
  3. What is the best way to collect it?
  4. How do you ensure the data is collected in an honest and transparent manner with opt-in?
  5. How do you find business meaning in the data?
  6. How can new and different business meanings be discovered by aggregating seemingly unrelated data sources together?
  7. How can data from machines (M2M or the Internet of Things) add value to your other data sources?
  8. How can public and private databases be aggregated with "patterns of life" analysis and demographic data to discover new consumer insights?
  9. How can I collect data in real-time, analyze it and respond quick enough to be useful in a mobile first world?
  10. How can discovered real-time business meaning impact my real-time business tactics when interacting with prospects, customers, partners and employees?
These are just a few discussion starters for your next internal strategy session.  By the way, we (Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work) lead these workshops all the time.  Contact me if your organization would benefit from this discussion.

As identified earlier, one of the first questions to ask yourself is, "What data is useful?"  What data, if you had it, would provide insight that would enable you to provide a better and more personalized user experience?  If knowing your prospect is a male or female enables you to provide a better user experience, then how can you collect that data in an open, transparent and appropriate manner? Sometimes insight can be derived, while other times it just needs to be asked.  If customer X shops only for fashionable clothes popular with young ladies, then there is a pretty good chance the buyer fits that description.

Did you know that mobile phone usage patterns differ between males and females?  With a high degree of accuracy usage patterns can identify the sex of the user.  Also, having preferences for particular kinds of music and artists closely correlates with particular political leanings.  These are examples of derived insight.

Different data collection tactics provide different kinds of insights. Insights can be derived from historic data, or real-time GPS tracking for example.  One is historic, the other is NOW!  LBS (Location based services) and geo-fenced apps can trigger real-time product and services notifications, alerts, advertisements, discounts, etc., relevant to your immediate location.

Historic and real-time analysis may involve different systems, or the data can be combined in real-time to provide even greater business insights.  For example, historic data might provide insight into a "pattern-of-life" that reflects a white collar business commuter, getting off of work at 5 PM every day, picking up the kids from daycare, collecting their dry cleaning, grocery shopping, filling up the Tahoe with gas every 10 days, and getting take-out Chinese food 5 days a week.  Add in real-time LBS data and you can start looking for ways to add convenience and enhance this person's life through personalized products and services at just the right time and place.

Once you have identified the data you need to collect in order to derive business meaning, the next thing to consider is how that data can be used to personalize your user's experience.  What does the collected data trigger that enhances the user's experience?

Stay tuned for Part 2.

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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 20, 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.

Markets and Markets expects the Middle East cyber security market will 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 13.07 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Visiongain has determined the top 20 companies in the global mobile security market account for $2.06 billion, or 58.9 percent of annual market revenue which illustrates a highly competitive and fragmented market. Read Original Content

Market for mobile messaging security gateway and firewall protecting telecom operators’ infrastructure is expected to grow to nearly $1 billion by 2018, said Infonetics Research. The mobile infrastructure security market will grow 42 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 to 2018. 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/

When it comes to security, mobile threats are on the rise, according to the June 2014 McAfee Labs Threat Report. New mobile malware has increased for five straight quarters, with a total mobile malware growth of 167 percent in the past year alone. Read Original Content

Venture capital firms are expected to funnel $788 million into early-stage cyber security startups this year. That's a 74 percent increase from last year's $452 million, according to PrivCo, a financial data provider on privately held companies. In 2011, VC firms invested just $160 million in cyber security startups. Read Original Content
Malicious software that swaps itself for legitimate online banking applications is striking users in South Korea, with thousands of devices infected in the last week, according to a Chinese mobile security company. Read Original Content

According to a report by Cheetah Mobile, mobile banking and mobile payment malware -- malicious software that can extort money from users by hijacking personal information and spoofing bank sites or apps to trick victims into sharing personal data -- rose in the month of June. Read Original Content

According to Anti-Phishing Working Group malicious apps invaded 32.77 percent of the world's computers, a more than four percent jump from the previous quarter's 28.39 percent, the report estimates. Read Original Content

Microsoft Corp. is in talks to acquire Israel-based cyber security startup Aorato Ltd., according to a person familiar with the matter, who said the deal was worth around $200 million and could close within the next two months. Read Original Content

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that cyber security jobs are expected to grow 53 percent by 2018. The number of postings for cyber security positions doubled in 2013 alone. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Apple iOS and the Enterprise - Latest Developments
Mobile Expert Interview: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu
Mobile Expert Interview: AnyPresence's Founder Rich Mendis
Code Halos - Tracking the Mobile Workforce, Equipment and 

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 Commerce News Weekly – Week of July 20, 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.

Facebook and Twitter made news when they both announced plans to enable commerce from their respective social networks. Facebook is testing a “Buy” button that can enable purchasing directly from a promotion inside news feeds. Twitter acquired CardSpring, which could enable merchants to extend card-linked offers via tweets.  Read Original Content

The mobile commerce market is set to boom, driven by growing social media and mobile penetration. The launch last week of Line Shop, a free application for both buyers and sellers, is also expected to drive the growth of e-commerce, especially consumer-to-consumer e-commerce.  Read Original Content

Nigeria's online car classified, Carmudi.com.ng has introduced a mobile application for android devices. The mobile application which was unveiled during the company's car dealers forum in Lagos, will allow users to browse through over thirty thousand cars listed on Carmudi's website.  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/

IBM and Monitise have announced an expanded, global alliance to deliver cloud-based mobile commerce solutions to the financial services industry. The expansion will bring together the IBM MobileFirst portfolio of offerings with its financial services and retail industry expertise with Monitise’s mobile banking and payments capabilities.  Read Original Content

Convenience is the key to mobile success, and Starbucks has plans to introduce a new service that will have convenience as its most attractive feature. Starbucks will soon introduce a new feature to its popular mobile application that will allow customers to order products directly from their mobile device.  Read Original Content
The mobile commerce home page of bookseller Barnes & Noble, No. 41 in the Internet Retailer Mobile 500, fails to adhere to any of the best practices recommended by Keynote in terms of performance and general page construction.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry unveiled its new mobile technology, Blackberry Assistant, which is its first digital assistant designed to carry out tasks through voice command and the feature could be new competition for Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Now and Apple’s Siri. Read Original Content

As one of the top commerce infrastructure providers worldwide, Visa already has introduced a new app. Dubbed Visa Checkout, the premise will probably feel familiar for avid mobile devices users, because it is designed to enable consumers to pay for goods online from virtually any device.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce company Paytm will be unleashing its Rs 100 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

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, compiled by BI Intelligence in the chart below.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce has skyrocketed by 448 percent in Australia since December 2010, according to the latest findings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Mobile commerce has been defined as when the mobile phone is used for banking, to pay bills, or to purchase goods and services online.  Read Original Content

Amazon’s new online and mobile commerce service has been called Kindle Unlimited and it provides access to as many of the over 600,000 ebooks and several thousand audio books.  The service has now become available to users of Kindle hardware devices, with the Kindle cloud reader, or with the existing Kindle apps from.  Read Original Content

A survey of 1,000 U.K. adults who own smartphones and tablets reveals 66 percent of iPhone users are making purchases via mobile sites at least once a month, compared to only 47 percent of those with an Android smartphone, according to EPiServer.  Read Original Content

According to The Buzzcity Report, in the second quarter, Thailand became the ninth biggest mobile advertising market in the world with more than two billion banner ads delivered to over 12 million mobile users.  Read Original Content

International mobile entertainment company, Chukong Technologies, recently signed a global carrier billing contract with international mobile payments platform, mopay, which will enable the Beijing-based company to offer its consumers the option of paying for digital goods and services through the consumer’s company invoice.  Read Original Content

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

Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Apple iOS and the Enterprise - Latest Developments
Mobile Expert Interview: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu
Mobile Expert Interview: AnyPresence's Founder Rich Mendis
Code Halos - Tracking the Mobile Workforce, Equipment and 

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
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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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of July 20, 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.

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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.

The Internet of Things market will be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to a study by the International Data Corporation. Read Original Content

Machine to Machine connections across South Africa’s automotive, retail, finance and utilities sectors are forecast to hit between six and seven million by 2018. This is according to research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the connected car M2M connections and services market in the United States will grow at a CAGR of 16.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increased awareness and demand for safety and security connected car M2M services. 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/

A new research report published by Vodafone shows global M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent since last year, with over a fifth of companies now actively using the technology. Read Original Content

Mexico is expected to have 84.4 million M2M modules in 2018, an increase compared to 30.7 million in 2013, according to Cisco's Visual Networking Index. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around three million patients worldwide were using connected home medical monitoring devices at the end of 2013. Read Original Content
Intel's Internet of things division and the datacenter unit posted second quarter growth of 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively as the company delivered stronger-than-expected financial results. Read Original Content

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be a telling sign regarding Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global smart grid market was valued at USD $37.7 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $118.1 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019. 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.

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of July 20, 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
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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.

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

The mobile health device market is expected to see an eight-fold increase over the next decade, according to a report from Lux Research, MedCity News reports.  Read Original Content

The hundreds of mobile health applications produced each month outpace the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to regulate them, a policy adviser to the agency said last month.  “The whole mobile app world has its own ecosystem where things live, die and sort of recycle again…and it’s mostly consumer driven,” said Bakul Patel.  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/

Analysts forecast the Global Mobile Health Solutions market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34.88 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the prime drivers in this market is the increased usage of 3G and 4G telecom networks.  Read Original Content

The FDA has approved the CardioMEMS device, an implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitor intended for patients with NYHA Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized in the past year.  Read Original Content
The number and length of hospitalizations, as well as hospital charges, all significantly declined when rural and underserved heart failure patients were remotely monitored, according to research published online this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.  Read Original Content

PwC, an international professional services provider, reported telehealth application development market in Brazil could reach $46.6 million in 2015. Meanwhile, GSMA also highlighted these projects can aid over 45 million Brazilians and save about $14.1 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs. Read Original Content

A new report by Berg Insight shows that three million patients worldwide are connected to some form of remote monitoring device at home and monitored by a professional caregiver. In four years, it projects that figure to top 19 million.  Read Original Content

Verizon introduced its Virtual Visits platform, a mobile health program that will allow users to communicate with health care providers for routine services, such as filling a prescription, Modern Healthcare reports. Patients will be able to request telehealth appointments with physicians for acute conditions, including colds, flu or sore throats.  Read Original Content

According to RNMarketResearch.com, the cardiac monitors segment has the largest share of the total patient monitoring devices market in 2013 and will continue to grow in the next five years to retain the leading position in 2018. The high growth in this segment is attributed to the growing demand for ECG devices.  Read Original Content

MediSafe has become the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. The app offers users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and provides the ability to record medication doses.  Read Original Content

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

Mobile Apps, Code Halos, the Sharing Economy and Trustonomics
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Apple iOS and the Enterprise - Latest Developments
Mobile Expert Interview: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu
Mobile Expert Interview: AnyPresence's Founder Rich Mendis
Code Halos - Tracking the Mobile Workforce, Equipment and 

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.