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Monday, March 02, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 1, 2015

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!

New research conducted by IDTechEx finds the RFID market—including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID—will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent. Read Original Content

Con Edison is planning to spend $1.5 billion to make its electric and gas meters "smarter." The utility, which serves nearly 10 million people in New York City and Westchester, wants to embark on an eight-year "advanced metering initiative," as part of its recently filed rate case. Read Original Content

The China Smart Meter Industry Report, 2014-2018 market research says the advancing smart grid construction in China spurred the constant growth of smart meter demand. By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China, and the figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015. Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.b2msolutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions.

A new report forecasts global revenue from smart meters will increase over the next decade from $5.1 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2023. The data from Navigant Research examined the worldwide market opportunities for smart electric meters. Read Original Content

The number of fleet management systems in active use in China is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.9 percent from 2.1 million units at the end of 2014 to 5.9 million by 2019. Read Original Content


ReportsnReports.com reports the fleet management system market in the Americas will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 16.71 percent by volume over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

The consumer telematics market generated revenue of $51.5 billion in 2013. This market is estimated to grow at a high rate by 2020 to reach $137.7 billion. Read Original Content

According to market analysts, India telematics market is projected to touch $301.23 million by 2021. In India’s telematics market, aftermarket segment has accounted for the largest market share and is anticipated to lead in the forecast period. Read Original Content

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

Managing and Cultivating Mobile and Digital Transformation
Merchants of Ideas and Innovation
The Economic Winner's Column - Talking Digital Transformation from Chennai India
Real Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - The Challenge
How to Develop a Mobile App Prototype in 7 Days
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M Solutions' Ron Caine
Mobile Expert Interviews: Learning about 3D Modeling Software for Smartphones and Tablets


Videos and Podcasts of Note

88% of enterprises have mobile deployments but only 8% of mobile service directors know how their deployments are performing
95% of companies acknowledge they have problems with their mobile deployments but most lack the insight and often the resources necessary to address them effectively.
99% of mobile device failures are NOT predicted but ARE predictable
Elemez Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions
mProdigy Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions

Whitepapers of Note


Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Selfie Sticks - 2015's #2 Mobile Innovation Product of the Year and #9 World Wonder

Step aside Thomas Edison, there is a new invention in town - the Selfie Stick.  It is changing the world of lonely travel, perception and image.  Don't leave home without it.

Video Link: http://youtu.be/MtiFgm4P3eM?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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.

The State of Digital Transformation and Mobility in Asia - An Interview with Manish Bahl

I had the privilege last week, while working in India, to interview Cognizant's Head of the Center for the Future of Work in Asia, Manish Bahl.  In this interview we discuss the current state of mobility and digital transformation across Asia.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/MtiFgm4P3eM?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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, February 26, 2015

Managing and Cultivating Mobile and Digital Transformation

I have been attending and learning at Cognizant's "Go Digital" Innovation Days in Chennai, India this week.   I have seen some very interesting technologies, learned from experienced strategists and interviewed a number of very talented technologist this week.  In this short video I summarize some of my learnings for those not able to attend.  Enjoy!

Video Link:  http://youtu.be/vsHJbABbuJY?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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.

Kevin Benedict's Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 22, 2015

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!

According to a Boston Consultancy Group report, the mobile Internet is generating some $700 billion in revenue in 13 countries. These countries make up approximately 70 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The report notes the mobile Internet has helped create three million jobs throughout the world, many of which are sustainable.  Read Original Content

While India is the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia, IDC found the Indian smartphone market observed shipment contraction in Q4 for the first time ever.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi was the top smartphone company in China in 2014 with a 12.5 percent market share, narrowly outpacing South Korea's Samsung, market intelligence firm IDC says.
Samsung was just behind with 12.1 percent market share based on shipments by vendor in 2014, slipping from 18.7 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.b2msolutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions.

Sony Corp aims to boost operating profit 25-fold within three years by growing its camera sensors and PlayStation units, its chief executive said, outlining a strategy that could see the company exit the cut-throat TV and smartphone sectors.  Read Original Content

A new technology market research report published by Hong Kong's based Counterpoint found that Apple was the leading 4G LTE smartphone supplier in the fourth quarter of 2014 with 35 percent market share globally.  Read Original Content


Market research firm Gartner recently released a report projecting the used smartphone market to roughly double to 120 million units, or a wholesale value of $14 billion by 2017.  Read Original Content

The United States is pressing Indonesia to relax local-content rules it believes will handicap efforts of tech firms such as Apple.  The regulation, which would come into force on January 1, 2017, requires companies that sell smartphones and tablets in the fast-growing economy of 250 million people to produce 40 percent of their content locally.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics will unveil a new low-priced smartphone lineup, which targets the global market, at Mobile World Congress 2015.  LG Electronics announced that it will showcase four new lines at the MWC 2015: the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon and LG Joy.  Read Original Content

Google has partnered with three major U.S. mobile carriers to pre-install its mobile payment application on smartphones, as the Internet major player looks to counter Apple's growth in the mobile payment market.  Read Original Content

A federal judge has dismissed two class-action lawsuits levied against Google in relation to alleged anti-competitive practices in the mobility market.  Filed by two U.S. consumers, as reported by The Register, both lawsuits accused the tech giant of hurting handset customers by forcing them to use Google-related apps by default on Android handsets.  Read Original Content

Global smartphone sales set a new milestone in the fourth quarter 2014, reaching US $115 billion, an increase of 20 percent year-over-year, according to GfK data. The number of units sold globally increased to almost 346 million, up 19 percent from the previous year.  Read Original Content

Opera Mediaworks released a State of Mobile Advertising report, and the figures show Android is driving much of the mobile Internet adoption growth in Africa. Users are tending to connect to the Internet using mobile devices over PCs for many reasons including cost and ease-of-use.  Read Original Content

Chinese brands will represent nearly half of total smartphone sales in the Mexican market this year, CNNExpansion reports, citing a report by tech consultancy IDC. Some of the firms with presence in the local market are Lenovo, Huawei and OPPO.  Read Original Content

The arrival of the Apple Watch is expected to see Australia's wearable computing market exceed AU $400 million by 2018, according to research from Telsyte.  Read Original Content

Facebook and its Instagram photo service, Google's YouTube, Netflix and Snapchat make up 61 percent of U.S. mobile application data traffic, according to a new report from network vendor Ericsson.  Read Original Content

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

Real Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - The Challenge
How to Develop a Mobile App Prototype in 7 Days
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M Solutions' Ron Caine
Mobile Expert Interviews: Learning about 3D Modeling Software for Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile Expert Interviews: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu'
Human Strategies for Digital Transformation: Views from Stockholm

Videos and Podcasts of Note

88% of enterprises have mobile deployments but only 8% of mobile service directors know how their deployments are performing
95% of companies acknowledge they have problems with their mobile deployments but most lack the insight and often the resources necessary to address them effectively.
99% of mobile device failures are NOT predicted but ARE predictable
Elemez Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions
mProdigy Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions

Whitepapers of Note


Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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, February 25, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of February 22, 2015

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!

Around 16 million mobile devices worldwide were hit by malware as of the end of 2014, while attacks on communications networks rose during the year, according to new research by Alcatel-Lucent. Read Original Content

Nearly two-thirds of UK adults do not read the terms and conditions when downloading mobile apps, according to new research by Intel Security. Read Original Content

Recognizing the increased use of mobile apps at businesses, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a U.S. government agency, has come forward with recommendations on vetting security of these applications with steps ranging from risk management to testing. Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.b2msolutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions.

The global cyber security market in the BFSI sector to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 13.14 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Beijing Big Data Information Consulting Co. Ltd. recently released a report saying indicating most popular of security app is 360 Mobile Security, claiming 60.5 percent of the market. The app was produced by leading Internet company Qihoo 360. Read Original Content


The cyber security market is estimated to grow from $95.60 billion in 2014 to $155.74 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Android phones can be tracked without using their GPS or WiFi data by studying their power use over time, a study has found. Read Original Content

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

Real Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - The Challenge
How to Develop a Mobile App Prototype in 7 Days
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M Solutions' Ron Caine
Mobile Expert Interviews: Learning about 3D Modeling Software for Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile Expert Interviews: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu'
Human Strategies for Digital Transformation: Views from Stockholm

Videos and Podcasts of Note

88% of enterprises have mobile deployments but only 8% of mobile service directors know how their deployments are performing
95% of companies acknowledge they have problems with their mobile deployments but most lack the insight and often the resources necessary to address them effectively.
99% of mobile device failures are NOT predicted but ARE predictable
Elemez Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions
mProdigy Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions

Whitepapers of Note


Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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.

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of February 22, 2015

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!

Mobile commerce will eclipse desktop by 2016, according to a joint study between Paypal and Ipsos. Between 2013 and 2016, the compound annual growth rate for m-commerce is projected to be 42 percent, versus only 13 percent for e-commerce.  Read Original Content

In the United States mobile commerce is anticipated to grow from $54.6 million in 2014 to $96.3 million in 2016, according to PayPal research. Compared to the roughly nine to eleven percent increase e-commerce is expected to see each year, m-commerce in the United States has a projected growth rate of between 32 to 26 percent each year through 2016.  Read Original Content

Pyrim Technologies Inc., a mobile commerce consultancy, announced the release of what it calls the Mobile Commerce Matrixes. The tool is designed to help companies who are developing consumer-facing products get a better understanding into the scope, scale and state of mobile payments in the context of the mobile commerce ecosystem.  Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.b2msolutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions.

Samsung has announced it will be acquiring mobile payments technology firm LoopPay. The acquisition is expected to help Samsung better compete in the mobile commerce space, which has become filled with companies that are seeking to gain the favor of mobile consumers throughout the world.  Read Original Content

Mobile now accounts for nearly half of all online retail traffic in the United States, according to the latest IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.  Read Original Content


Myntra an India fashion retailer has announced its plans to become a mobile-only marketplace by the end of the year. Also in India, Snapdeal declared 65 percent of their orders come from mobile and by the end of the year they expect this to grow to about 90 percent.  Read Original Content

Purchases made through mobile devices accounted for 9.7 percent of all e-commerce volume in Brazil in 2014. Most of these transactions were carried out with smartphones (56 percent), which exceeded the volume originated by tablets, according to a WebShoppers.  Read Original Content

A survey by Placeable, involving 1,000 consumers in the U.S.A., said that while mobile apps may be there, people simply aren’t using them. The survey determined 42 percent of smartphone owners had never made a purchase on their device. Moreover, only nine percent of those who had access to mobile payments said that they actually used them.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce continues to push retail sales, both in stores and out, but it is also costing retailers. A new study from TeleSign estimates m-commerce fraud is costing about $240 million in losses each year for enterprises. Much of the loss is due to data theft and breaches in security.  Read Original Content

Rampant interest in mobile payments is expected by 2015, along with a significant increase in mobile commerce. Because of this, Gartner, Inc. predicts by 2017, U.S. customers' mobile engagement behavior will drive mobile commerce revenue in the U.S. to 50 percent of U.S. digital commerce revenue.  Read Original Content

As a part of a greater effort to try to boost card-based transactions and to encourage financial inclusion, banks in Mexico are now working with vendors providing mobile payments technology in order to roll out mobile point-of-sale solutions at small business locations.  Read Original Content

Experian, a leading information services and credit organization, has predicted there will be a major shift in commerce in the coming years. The company has released a new study that suggests mobile payments will be in wider use than debit and credit cards by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to Cisco, 61 percent of application users have a better opinion of a brand when it provides a good mobile experience, with the highest impact when used with location-based cues. One shopping mall reported over a million WiFi connections and a 60 percent opt-in for promotions, after having installed an app with location-based features.  Read Original Content

Zapp, a mobile payments provider, has released a report that says using smartphones to complete purchase transactions is actually safer than buying something over an e-commerce website. The company explained that people using this type of service can better “…carry out secure transactions…” Read Original Content

Rabobank, a Dutch multinational bank, has launched a new application that will facilitate mobile payments. The app supports NFC technology and is currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. Named Rabo Wallet, the new app serves as the bank’s next step in engaging mobile consumers.  Read Original Content

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

Real Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - The Challenge
How to Develop a Mobile App Prototype in 7 Days
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M Solutions' Ron Caine
Mobile Expert Interviews: Learning about 3D Modeling Software for Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile Expert Interviews: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu'
Human Strategies for Digital Transformation: Views from Stockholm

Videos and Podcasts of Note

88% of enterprises have mobile deployments but only 8% of mobile service directors know how their deployments are performing
95% of companies acknowledge they have problems with their mobile deployments but most lack the insight and often the resources necessary to address them effectively.
99% of mobile device failures are NOT predicted but ARE predictable
Elemez Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions
mProdigy Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions

Whitepapers of Note


Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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, February 24, 2015

Merchants of Ideas and Innovation

Chennai, India
I work in the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant.  We conduct original research, analyze the results and share it with the world.  We also study trends from all sources and ponder their implications across many industries.  My focus is most often on mobile computing technologies and systems, and IoT (Internet of Things).  When we meet with large multinational companies, the most valuable thing they seek from us are ideas.  Although we fancy ourselves to be analyst, writers and lecturers, we are in fact - merchants of ideas.

I have been pondering this notion all week.  Yesterday, while working with our IoT (Internet of Things) lab, I asked the question, "Are companies bringing their ideas to us for implementation, or are they coming to us for ideas.  The majority of companies today are coming to us for the ideas on how to take advantage of IoT in their industry. That doesn't mean they don't have ideas, it means they want more ideas and to validate the ones they already have.

No company budgets for projects before there is an idea.  The idea is what starts the process. Companies do not innovate before there is an idea.  Innovation comes as the result of an idea.  Start-ups do not form, angel investors and VCs don't fund and customers don't buy before there is an idea.

Cognizant's IoT Lab
Ideas are golden.  They are the foundation of every successful business.  Ideas change the world, and the competitive field in any industry.

The english once wore thick broadcloth clothing.  Here is how Wikipedia describes it.
"Broadcloth is a dense, plain woven cloth, historically made of wool...it is a dense, blind, face cloth with a stiff drape which is highly weatherproof, hard wearing and capable of taking a cut edge without the need for being hemmed."
For all broadcloth's hot scratchy utility, the english immediately fell in love with silk once they experienced it next to their skin.  Silk clothing was a good idea.  Silk changed the competitive landscape in the clothing industry which impacted global trade, politics, colonial ambitions, wars and economies.  Fort St. George in Chennai, India was built to establish and protect trade including silk cloth.  See this video I recorded earlier this week on it - http://youtu.be/uZC5KZGkDKM?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw.

Ideas have enormous impacts.  Many despots have and still do go to great lengths to prevent the spread of ideas.  They can cause revolutions!

I helped lead a large discussion at a global retailer on how to better encourage employees to contribute ideas for innovation, and then how the company could best manage the selection and incubation of them.  They recognized that ideas are critical for success and that they have a shelf-life. Ideas lose value over time.

More and more companies are recognizing that ideas are everything, and that ideas are necessary to be successful.  It is exciting to see how companies are realizing they need formal systems and processes in place to collect and manage ideas.



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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***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.

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 22, 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 Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

Mercy Research & Development and Johns Hopkins are the two most recent additions to join the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator to advance mobile health innovation. They join University of Kansas Medical Center and Providence Health & Services that will offer mentorship and possible opportunities for clinical validation or pilot programs.  Read Original Content

AirStrip® and Life Monitor Pty Ltd. have announced the formation of a strategic partnership to sell AirStrip solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Both the AirStrip ONE mobile interoperability platform and the Sense4Baby wireless fetal/maternal monitoring system will be available as part of the agreement.  Read Original Content

More than 40 million smartphone users tap at least one fitness or wellness app regularly, according to a new Parks Associates report. What's more, according to the report, connected mHealth devices represented four percent of U.S. machine-to-machine connections last year with the figure expected to double by 2019.  Read Original Content

B2M Solutions’ mobile software delivers valuable insight and actionable analytics for enterprise customers. Business leaders and managers within the mission critical, rugged mobile enterprise now have operational views of key business and technology analytics affecting performance and productivity. B2M software is developed with specific functionality to help organizations identify and unblock mobility problems as soon as, or even before, they occur, allowing customers to sustain critical business processes and gain competitive advantages. To Lean more visit www.b2msolutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions.

Mobile healthcare technology offers tremendous promise, but the lack of compelling content for engaging users and humanizing technology experiences means that promise could go unfulfilled, writes Howard Steinberg, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Westport Innovation HUB, in a guest post at Forbes.  Read Original Content

A new Economist Intelligence Unit survey revealed 79 percent of respondents saw mobile health technology as primarily being concerned with providing information and education — a sentiment many of your clients and most of your market likely share.  Read Original Content


Under Armour Inc. is spending $560 million to acquire two fitness tracking apps, in a play aimed at establishing the world's largest digital health and fitness community. The company said it reached a deal to acquire San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal for $475 million and Denmark-based Edomondo for $85 million.  Read Original Content

Researchers at Columbia University have taken the mechanics of a laboratory test for HIV and syphilis and crammed them into a device the size of a wallet. It attaches to a smartphone and can provide accurate results in 15 minutes.  Read Original Content

Vidant Health has 600 to 700 patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes and high blood pressure participating in its remote-monitoring program at any one time.  Hospital admissions for these patients dropped 74 percent in 2013 and 54 percent in 2014, to 192 patients, according to Dr. Rumans.  Read Original Content

iGetBetter, a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based company that aims to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement, has raised $1.1 million from undisclosed private investors.  Read Original Content

A Bluetooth connected wearable, which attaches to the skin like a band-aid, has been awarded funding from the US Agency for International Development to help remotely monitor Ebola patients' vital signs.  The stick-on sensor can measure the body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation of suspected patients and the critically ill.  Read Original Content

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

Real Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - The Challenge
How to Develop a Mobile App Prototype in 7 Days
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M Solutions' Ron Caine
Mobile Expert Interviews: Learning about 3D Modeling Software for Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile Expert Interviews: Feedhenry's Dr. Micheal O' Foghlu'
Human Strategies for Digital Transformation: Views from Stockholm

Videos and Podcasts of Note

88% of enterprises have mobile deployments but only 8% of mobile service directors know how their deployments are performing
95% of companies acknowledge they have problems with their mobile deployments but most lack the insight and often the resources necessary to address them effectively.
99% of mobile device failures are NOT predicted but ARE predictable
Elemez Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions
mProdigy Mobile Intelligence Platform from B2M Solutions

Whitepapers of Note


Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


************************************************************************

Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of February 22, 2015

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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Leading M2M market analysts at Beecham Research predict almost one billion cellular M2M connections worldwide by 2020, according to a new report published today. Read Original Content

A new study from Accenture found 73 percent of companies have yet to make any "concrete investments" in the Internet of Things. Read Original Content

Global sales from the Internet of Things portion of electronic systems will grow from $57.7 billion this year to $103.6 billion in 2018, which represents a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018, industry analysts say. Read Original Content

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Analysts forecast the global smart grid networking market to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 11.1 percent over the period 2014-2019. According to the report, increase in smart grid deployment is one of the key factors in this market’s growth. Read Original Content

Smart grid analytics market is expected to grow from $12 billion in 2014 to $5.5 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 25.0 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content


There will be more than 250 million connected cars by the end of the decade, according to Gartner analysts. Read Original Content

Thanks in large part to Apple, sales of wearables will grow from 29 million in 2014 to 172 million in 2018, predicts market research firm CCS Insight. Read Original Content

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan revealed the global wireless sensor networks market earned revenues of $1.20 billion in 2014 and estimated this to reach $3.26 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 18.1 per cent. 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.