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Friday, December 19, 2014

Interview with Digital Marketing Expert Will Reese

Marketing strategies have changed so much over the past few years because of smartphones, mobile apps, big data and high speed Internet.  In this interview with Cadient Groups' Chief Innovation Officer, Will Reese, we talk about the impact of these changes.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/WUJs0nwTstA


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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
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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.

The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

Today we are honored with a guest post from mobile expert Yaacov Cohen, the CEO of harmon.ie.  In this article Yaacov reviews the findings of a recent report titled State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration and shares his thoughts on what the findings mean to businesses. I have interviewed him in the past and you can watch that interview here.  Enjoy!

Analyst firm Strategy Analytics predicts that the mobile enterprise business application market will nearly double from $31B in 2012 to $61B by 2018. As we invest more time and energy in mobile, the question remains: are enterprises ready to take on the challenge of providing workers with true mobile collaboration capabilities? To answer this question, we commissioned the first extensive mobile collaboration study engaging over 1,400 Business and IT users. The results demonstrate why merely giving workers the ability to send emails, share files or exchange instant messages no longer cuts it, and what barriers we must overcome to enable enterprise-wide mobile collaboration and productivity.

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In short, our research shows that mobile workers are still struggling to access critical business information as it has become distributed across cloud services and enterprise applications. There is an immediate need for alignment between IT and Business to determine a joint approach to overcome challenges and unlock the mobile opportunities in front of us. With that in mind, I’ve compiled key report takeaways across departments that reveal some of the gains and apparent shortcomings in the quest to realize a truly mobile enterprise.

The Focus is Still on Personal Productivity

The first challenge is that right now, companies are still working towards supporting personal mobile productivity rather than true team collaboration and productivity.

Today’s companies mostly enable their employees to conduct the basics of personal productivity: accessing email, company calendars and contact directories via mobile devices. 96 percent of IT and 80 percent of Business respondents state that employees in their company are able to access email from a mobile device. Business applications affording true enterprise-wide mobile collaboration saw significantly lower numbers, such as 53 percent of IT and 40 percent of Business respondents claiming to have access to Office applications on the go. While these numbers will improve, they show a major discrepancy between employees’ access to tools that boost their own productivity versus tools that aid the team as a whole.

Awareness and Adoption Not Yet Seeing Eye-to-Eye

The need for alignment between IT and Business comes starkly into focus based on our findings about awareness of mobile device policies within an organization. 83 percent of IT respondents claimed they had a policy in place, while only 46 percent of Business users reported knowledge of any mobile policy.
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When coupled with the findings from the previous takeaway about ubiquitous personal productivity tools (mobile email, calendar and contact directory access), the conclusion is clear: if you build it, they won’t necessarily come. If this awareness problem is to be overcome, IT must take on the role of a strategic advisor who enables mobile enterprise collaboration and supports the business to onboard and train employees on critical mobile collaboration capabilities.

Maturity Still Lacking, Outlook Positive

In comparison to the high number of companies providing personal productivity tools to workers, only one-third of companies are currently giving employees access to external collaboration tools that support key business activities like financial forecasting and reporting, project management and real-time collaboration on documents. Furthermore, the results show availability of mobile collaboration tools doesn’t necessarily translate into actual awareness or usage as there is consistently about a 20+ percent gap in what collaboration tools IT claims to offer versus what Business has knowledge of.

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Despite this immaturity, half of IT respondents feel that 2015 will be the “Year of Mobile Enterprise Productivity” which is many more than those predicting a “Year of Enterprise Disappointment.” This positive outlook tells us that while the current state of mobile enterprise collaboration is still immature, those keyed into the space are optimistic about its year on year growth.

SharePoint and Office 365 Lead the Platform Pack, But Other Microsoft Tools Fall Behind

Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 are the leading enterprise collaboration platforms on desktop and mobile devices, with 44 percent of all respondents reporting access. However, other Microsoft collaboration tools like Lync and Yammer fell much further down the rankings to #4 and #8 respectively. From this we can draw that while some of Microsoft’s products lead the pack, the company as a whole does not yet offer a universal collaboration platform.

This also shows that a one-size-fits-all approach to mobile enterprise collaboration either doesn’t exist yet or is not the answer to most companies’ problems. Vendor lock-in often frightens companies away from going all in on one ecosystem. True mobile collaboration and productivity may not be possible until we see more services that aggregate cloud solutions or notifications together to give workers a useful and important contextual snapshot of what is going on in their company be it in Salesforce, SharePoint, Yammer, SAP or whatever collaboration tools are in place.
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Not Yet Mature, But Gaining Ground

In the end, to realize the true value of a mobile enterprise, collaboration needs to move substantially beyond where we are today. Enterprises must design collaboration initiatives to incorporate multi-modal, real-time collaboration in order to streamline projects that directly aid the completion of critical business processes. This collaboration experience must not only be seamless, but also must consistently surface the most relevant information at the right time, whichever service it comes from. If these major hurdles can be overcome, enterprise productivity will see significant gains because employees and teams will be able to work together efficiently to ‘get the job done,’ – which at the end of the day is what really matters.

For more in-depth information, please see the full State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration Report. I’d like to hear your thoughts on how you view the current state of collaboration in the mobile enterprise, and how you’re tackling mobile collaboration in your company. Connect with me at on Twitter at @YaacovC.

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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, December 18, 2014

Is Email Destroying Productivity? Hear from Expert Jack C. Crawford

"You can't scale, in a digital economy, without enterprise collaboration." ~ Jack C. Crawford
This week I had the chance to meet with and interview Cognizant's Senior Director of Customer Experience Jack C. Crawford.  In this interview we talk about all the ways digital transformation is impacting the way people and businesses interact and communicate with each other.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/vhe1iiyjz7s?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.

Mobility News Weekly - Week of December 14, 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!

IDC expects the Asia-Pacific mobility market to continue experiencing strong growth in 2015 as mobile takes center stage for business growth in both the consumer and enterprise markets, said Ian Song, research manager for Enterprise Mobility, IDC Asia/Pacific.  Read Original Content

Thanks to record sales in emerging markets and the popularity of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, overall smartphones sales to end users grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units during the third quarter, market research company Gartner said.  Read Original Content

During the third quarter, Samsung sold 73.2 million smartphones worldwide, giving the company 24.4 percent market share, research firm Gartner reported.  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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

Motorola Mobility plans to bring affordable 4G smartphones in 2015 to India, one of its priority markets along with Brazil, which the third world's largest smartphone maker says will be critical for its global charge to become market leader.  Read Original Content

The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.  Read Original Content


Earlier this year, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to help companies build better mobile apps.  The partnership offered services that ranged from procuring and managing devices to actual application development.  Read Original Content

ReportsnReports.com forecasts the worldwide Telehealth industry will grow at a 18.88 percent compound annual growth rate during 2014-2019 and states that the focus on mobile and healthcare IT will drive this growth.  Read Original Content

The market for 4G smartphones in China will almost quadruple from 90 million units this year to 350 million next year, Coolpad Taiwan has forecast.  Read Original Content

Acer Inc expects its smartphone sales in Taiwan to double next year, after growing an estimated more than 60 percent this year, a company executive said.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics plans to combine its two U.S. sales units into one in order to more efficiently address the market. The shakeup is part of a broader reorganization, especially for the company's mobile business.  Read Original Content

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

Kevin Benedict Interviews Digital Transformation Expert Ved Sen

Mobile Technologies and the Risks to the Global Economy
Telling the Brand Story with Mobile Applications and Code Halos
The Internet of My Things and How It Works
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M's CEO Julie Purves
Mobile Apps, Sensor Platforms, Code Halos and Consumer Behaviors
Digital: Big Vision, Small Action
Amplified Influence and Mobile Apps

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, December 17, 2014

Kevin Benedict Interviews Social Media Expert Gerry Moran

In this interview we learn from Cognizant's social media expert Gerry Moran on how companies can effectively leverage LinkedIn to reach, engage and connect with their markets.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/HcXF-r73Nk0




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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.

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of December 14, 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!

Rakuten, the massive e-commerce giant from Japan, has now released an official statement declaring it has brought in $1.1 billion worth of revenue in Singapore via mobile commerce channels.  Read Original Content

Flipkart and Snapdeal, two of the largest online retailers in India, are beginning to focus their marketing efforts on the mobile space. A growing number of Indian consumers are gaining access to mobile devices and the Internet, which has lead to a surge in mobile commerce activity.  Read Original Content

According to Adobe’s Digital Index online shopping data for Cyber Monday, 19 percent of total online sales (equating to $328 million) were driven by mobile devices. Meanwhile, mobile phones and tablets accounted for 42 percent of online traffic, a year-on-year increase of 21 percent, according to stats released by Monetate.  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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

According to a report on the 2015 retail industry published by Kiwoom Securities on December 14, local mobile shopping transactions are expected to reach US $6.3 billion in the third quarter of next year, surpassing the US $5.8 billion of PC-based e-commerce.  Read Original Content

A report from Alipay indicates over half of the online transactions that occurred at Alibaba over the first ten months of the year occurred over mobile commerce. In fact, mobile phones were responsible for 54 percent of the online transactions using Alipay from January through the end of October.  Read Original Content


Criteo released its Q4 2014 State of Mobile Commerce Report, providing the eCommerce industry with critical insight into consumers' mobile shopping behavior and trends. It found mobile now accounts for more than 30 percent of eCommerce transactions globally and over 27 percent of eCommerce transactions in the U.S.  Read Original Content

The Consumer Electronics Association has released the result of a recent study and data analysis indicating there is a growing number of people who are looking to mobile commerce as a part of their overall shopping process, regardless of the fact that worries about privacy remain high.  Read Original Content

Starbucks is planning to launch a new service for iPhone users next year. The service is called Mobile Order & Pay and it allows customers to place orders from their iPhone before they even set foot in a Starbucks store. The service is part of the company’s ongoing mobile commerce mission.  Read Original Content

Over two billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction globally by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year, according to a new Juniper Research report.  Read Original Content

Google reports 71 percent of in-store shoppers who use smartphones for online research say their device has become important to their in-store experience.  Read Original Content

More than four million mobile barcodes were scanned via mobile shopping apps over the Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Monday, according to Scandit. According to researchers in some cases the scans were 40 times higher than 2013 scanning numbers.  Read Original Content

The team at International Data Corporation recently shared with MMW its outlook for 2015, a year IDC expects will be the year when Internet of Things starts to deliver against the hype.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study done by the cosmetics company L’Oreal (which has long been the leader in digital marketing among cosmetics companies), 70 percent of consumers are doing online research before making a purchase.  Read Original Content

According to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey, the amount of respondent companies that reported the deployment of at least one mobile worker application has risen from 73 percent in 2013 to 82 percent this year.  Read Original Content

The Girl Scouts have long sold cookies in order to fund their programs, but this year, they are taking an entirely new direction in order to make sure that it is even easier to support them, by using online and mobile commerce tools.  Read Original Content

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

Kevin Benedict Interviews Digital Transformation Expert Ved Sen

Mobile Technologies and the Risks to the Global Economy
Telling the Brand Story with Mobile Applications and Code Halos
The Internet of My Things and How It Works
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M's CEO Julie Purves
Mobile Apps, Sensor Platforms, Code Halos and Consumer Behaviors
Digital: Big Vision, Small Action
Amplified Influence and Mobile Apps

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.

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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!

According to Research and Markets, the global BYOD security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Article

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill meant to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure against cybersecurity threats. The Cybersecurity Act (S. 1353) would allow for the creation of a set of industrial standards to protect key industrial sectors including energy, telecommunications and finance. Read Original Content

After a recent cyber attack, Sony Entertainment CEO, Michael Lynton, told employees of the embattled studio Saturday the hack attack that has resulted in the leak of employees’ personal information and internal business documents is unprecedented in nature. 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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

The global cyber security market is expected to grow by nearly two-thirds over the next five years, to $156 billion in 2019 from $96 billion this year, according Markets and Markets, a Dallas research firm. Read Original Content

In a bid to enhance its cyber security capabilities, Cisco recently announced its intent to acquire Chicago-based security advisory firm Neohapsis for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close by the end of January next year. Neohapsis currently provides risk management, compliance advice as well as cloud, mobile and enterprise security solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Read Original Content


An FCC report released Thursday more than one million smartphones are stolen each year, and 34 percent of smartphone owners still don’t turn on any security controls. Read Original Content

According to iDrive, iOS users are more likely to keep data backed up, with 33 percent more photos and 20 percent more videos backed up when compared to Android users. Furthermore, iOS users also are 25 percent more likely to keep data secure with encryption. Read Original Content

Attacks on Apple iOS devices are rising sharply, with 87 percent of the top 100 paid-for iOS apps now having been cracked and cloned - up from just 53 percent in 2013, according to a new report. Read Original Content

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

Kevin Benedict Interviews Digital Transformation Expert Ved Sen

Mobile Technologies and the Risks to the Global Economy
Telling the Brand Story with Mobile Applications and Code Halos
The Internet of My Things and How It Works
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M's CEO Julie Purves
Mobile Apps, Sensor Platforms, Code Halos and Consumer Behaviors
Digital: Big Vision, Small Action
Amplified Influence and Mobile Apps

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, December 16, 2014

Kevin Benedict Interviews Digital Transformation Expert Ved Sen

This week I am in Orlando, Florida meeting many of the smartest folks in Cognizant and planning our 2015. While at this event I am taking the time to interview some of our global experts on digital trends and strategies.  This interview is with Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services, Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/1u5gzIQN-us?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.

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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!

Mind Commerce sees total M2M related revenue growing from $37.9 billion in 2014 to $102.3 billion in 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of twenty-two percent. The top industry sectors by revenue through 2019 are expected to be healthcare, manufacturing, and energy. Read Original Content

In Q3 2014, Intel’s year-old Internet of Things Solutions group generated some $530 million in revenue from IoT-related activities, dwarfing the $1 million put up by the chip giant’s mobile and communications unit and nearly matching its software and services sales. Read Original Content

Tech industry analyst Gartner predicts the IoT will consist of some 26 billion connected devices by 2020 – up from 900 million in 2009. These devices range from sensors in everyday objects such as cars, street lighting and home heating systems to industrial and manufacturing processes. 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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

According to Frost and Sullivan, the global smart city market will be valued at US $1.565 trillion in 2020. Over 26 Global Cities are expected to be Smart Cities in 2025, with more than 50 percent of these smart cities from Europe and North America. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, 70 percent of electricity customers in Europe will have smart meters by 2022. At the end of 2014, there were 67.9 million smart electricity meters in the EU28+2 area, corresponding to a penetration rate of 24 percent. Read Original Content


According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market intelligence organization the demand for smart electricity meters, estimated at 25 million units in 2011 will grow by six times and reach over 148 million units by the end of 2018. Read Original Content

According to a new report from the research firm Berg Insight, 70 percent of electricity customers in Europe will have smart meters by 2022. At the end of 2014, there were 67.9 million smart electricity meters in the EU28+2 area, corresponding to a penetration rate of 24 percent. Read Original Content

An Ovum study commissioned by Vodafone Australia predicts Australia's machine-to-machine technology market will grow to AU $530 million by 2019. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Technologies and the Risks to the Global Economy

Telling the Brand Story with Mobile Applications and Code Halos
The Internet of My Things and How It Works
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M's CEO Julie Purves
Mobile Apps, Sensor Platforms, Code Halos and Consumer Behaviors
Digital: Big Vision, Small Action
Amplified Influence and Mobile Apps
Feeling Thankful - Is there an App for That?
Gamification Strategies and Mobile Applications - The Way it Should Be

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.

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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!

A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report found 86 percent of surveyed clinicians expect mobile apps will become necessary for patient health management within the next five years.  Read Original Content

The first line of defense against deadly diseases and even water shortages might just be your mobile telephone. A new software application called mHero uses a revolutionary new messaging platform called RapidPro. The system uses “trigger” words to contact specialized workers if a disease like Ebola is discovered.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Orange announced a new alliance to accelerate mobile health in Africa. The goal of the USAID/Orange alliance is to develop a regional platform with a menu of mobile applications that ministries of health, donors and NGOs could use for consumer education, health worker tools, mobile money, and data collection.  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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

Google has been crunching some numbers collected from the Play Store, and the results show Health and Fitness has been the year’s fastest growing app category.  According to Google’s stats, diet tracking app MyFitnessPal topped the charts under health and fitness. Read Original Content

A Global Telehealth Market 2015-2019 industry research report forecasted the worldwide Telehealth industry will grow at 18.88 percent compound annual growth rate during 2014-2019 and the focus on mobile and healthcare IT will drive this growth.  Read Original Content


According to Visiongain, the mHealth market will reach a $6.7 billion value by the end of 2014.  Read Original Content

The global patient monitoring devices market is expected to reach approximately $23.9 billion by 2019 with North America commanding the largest share and is expected to register a healthy market share by 2019, according to ResearchandMarkets.com.  Read Original Content

The global telehealth market is set to nearly double in next five years due to the demand for high-quality healthcare and remote patient monitoring, according to a new report by ReportsnReports.com. Analysts forecast the telehealth market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.88 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.  Read Original Content

Unless mHealth wearable makers want innovations to go stale the way some fitness devices have, they'd better start making more appealing and relevant products, says a new Juniper Research report. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Technologies and the Risks to the Global Economy

Telling the Brand Story with Mobile Applications and Code Halos
The Internet of My Things and How It Works
Mobile Expert Interviews: B2M's CEO Julie Purves
Mobile Apps, Sensor Platforms, Code Halos and Consumer Behaviors
Digital: Big Vision, Small Action
Amplified Influence and Mobile Apps
Feeling Thankful - Is there an App for That?
Gamification Strategies and Mobile Applications - The Way it Should Be

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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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
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Global Industry Analysts, expect the global GIS market to hit $10.6 billion by 2015. According to market research aggregator Bharat Book Bureau, the market will reach a 9.6 compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2016. Read Original Content

The use of commercial fleet management or telematics systems in North America is expected to increase at a 15.3 percent compound annual growth rate over the next four years, as tighter trucking regulations in the U.S. drive adoption of technology, Berg Insight reports. Read Original Content

Michelin has announced it intends to acquire Sascar, a leading Brazilian fleet management and freight security company for a total price of €520 million. 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.B2M-Solutions.com.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by B2M Solutions

According to Frost and Sullivan, the global smart city market will be valued at US $1.565 trillion in 2020. More than 26 global cities are expected to be smart cities in 2025, with more than 50 percent of these smart cities from Europe and North America. Read Original Content

The analysts at Research and Markets forecast the GIS market in the retail sector to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.57 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content


The worldwide market for chips supplying wireless sensor networks is set to grow from $2.7 billion in 2013 and reach $12 billion by 2020. This is a compound annual growth rate over the period of 23 percent. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the global market size for precision farming to grow over $6.34 billion by 2022 at an estimated compound annual growth of 13.09 percent from 2015 to 2022. Read Original Content

Analysts at Research and Markets forecast the global GIS market in the government sector will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

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