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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mobile App Security, Vulnerabilities and App Development

I had the privilege of attending a mobile security event this week and speaking with many experts on the matter.  I am not a mobile security expert, so my role was to speak on mobile strategies and trends and to learn as much as I could.

What did I learn?  I learned the difference between a mobile security containers and mobile app wrapping.  I confess prior confusion in the matter.  Mobile app wrapping is a process of securing an existing app, by injecting code into and around the app that secures it and provides monitoring analytics. Mobile security containers, in contrast, enable mobile app developers to develop new apps inside a security container that protects it and provides a framework for security.  Don't ask me more as I have reached the limit in this subject with those two sentences.

I also learned there are potential vulnerabilities when you have third-parties develop your mobile apps.  Manageable vulnerabilities, but ones that must be considered and addressed.  Most mobile app security solutions are designed to protect an app from outside attack, but what happens if the app code is designed and developed purposely with nefarious intent?  Mobile security systems are not designed specifically to find or prevent that event.  What if the mobile app has been developed purposely to store credit card data and then to send it off-shore?  The mobile app has not been attacked or hacked, it was developed that way and delivered to an unsuspecting vendor.  Yikes!!!!

With that vulnerability in mind, companies having third-parties develop apps need ways to test and verify the code and behavior of the mobile app matches the original intent, purpose and design.

I also learned that MAM (mobile application management), MDM (mobile device management), EMM (enterprise mobility management) with a pinch of mobile application lifecycle management can all be found in the same vendor, or not.  It seems all of the mobile security vendors are both partners and competitors emphasizing different aspects of their solutions and ambitions depending on if their partners are present in the room or not.

The bottom line, however, is that my weekly newsletter on Mobile Cyber Security is the most read newsletter I publish each week.  This is a very important topic.  It appears from all of the sessions I attended that today it may take a combination of mobile security vendors to cover your full mobile security and application management needs.


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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
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 September 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!

Twitter Inc. wants its users to more easily move from a tweet to a shopping cart, with the company unveiling its first foray into e-commerce. A small percentage of U.S. users will see a "Buy" button on tweets from Twitter's test partners, which will allow consumers to buy a product directly from the tweet.  Read Original Content

Visa announced it has launched its Token Service. The service is meant to introduce more security to digital payments. The Token Service is designed to replace a consumer’s financial information with digital tokens. These tokens do not contain a consumer’s information, but can still be used to facilitate a mobile payment.  Read Original Content

In 2014 mobile sales will reach 21 percent of total web sales for the leading 500 retailers in mobile commerce worldwide; 23 percent for leading retailers in the U.S., according to data in the newly published 2015 Internet Retailer Mobile 500.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

According to the Mobile Commerce Index report published by Branding Brand, smartphones and tablets were responsible for more than half – 51 percent – of all online visits to retail websites. Most of these mobile commerce visits came from Apple devices.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce in the U.S. grew by 47 percent in Q2 2014, boosted by increased usage of tablets and bucking a seasonal trend for slower rates of growth during the second quarter, new comScore data has shown.  Read Original Content

Australians are increasingly using tablets or smartphones to purchase a wide range of goods, content and services, including physical goods, travel, insurance, cinema tickets, music, news and e-books.  Fifty-nine percent of all Australian consumers aged 15 to 65 have made at least one mobile commerce purchase in the last 12 months.  Read Original Content
The State Bank of India has emerged as a surprise market leader in mobile banking, accounting for half of all mobile transactions in the country.  Read Original Content

EQUITY Bank, whose micro-loan offerings have helped increase the number of Kenyans using formal financial services, is looking to break into Kenya’s booming mobile telecoms market. The bank says it will use the Mobile Virtual Network Operator license it was granted to make financial services even more accessible and affordable.  Read Original Content

According to international research firm Frost and Sullivan, 12 million people were using mobile banking services in 2009. The number is projected to reach 45 million mobile banking users by 2014.  Read Original Content

While mobile banking provides consumers with "unprecedented efficiency and convenience," consumers should be aware of fraudulent or unfair practices that could impose additional costs or compromise their data, the Federal Trade Commission said in comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Board.  Read Original Content

Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has tied up with Digital Empowerment Foundation to empower self-help groups and micro-enterprises across diverse clusters including textile, weaving and handicrafts. As a first step to this partnership, the Chanderi weavers of Madhya Pradesh are selling their brilliant products on Paytm.  Read Original Content

M&T Bank says it is rolling out cleaner, simplified apps and mobile banking product for its customers. The Buffalo-based bank said the completely redesigned M&T Mobile Banking and M&T Mobile Banking for Business apps are available for Android and iPhone and can be used for paying bills and making transfers.  Read Original Content

The Merchant Customer Exchange announced the commercial retail launch of its mobile payments service will occur in 2015. The m-commerce venture, as a whole, was initially created in 2012. It includes Walmart, Target, and 7-Eleven, and was created to make it possible for consumers to shop using their smartphones.  Read Original Content

PayPal has announced the rollout of its mobile payments service called One Touch, which provides smartphone and tablet users with a way to check out and pay for items while shopping on their devices, using a single touch of the device.  Read Original Content

Apple has introduced a mobile wallet in the iPhone 6, joining a growing army of banks and technology companies aiming to wean the world away from cash.  Owners of the new iPhones will be able to pay for purchases at tills and eventually journeys on buses and tube trains by touching their phones on wireless readers.  Read Original Content

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Mobile Expert Interview: Altova's Erin Cavanaugh

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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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
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 September 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!

A recent report from Forrester Research has found mobile security is still lacking, and that lack of protection is putting hospitals at risk. Read Original Content

A global study was recently conducted by ICO, looking into the type of mobile security that has been worked into apps in order to help to protect the privacy of the user. The study determined the typical application is coming up short. Read Original Content

SAP has partnered with Ericsson to produce an open mobility platform that is secure and device-friendly, said SAP CEO Bill McDermott at CTIA 2014 in Las Vegas. 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/

Through 2015 more than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these applications have little or no security assurances. Read Original Content

Singapore's Cyber-Watch Centre is being upgraded to include more detection capabilities to counter increasing threats against government systems. By January of next year, the center will be able to track unauthorized changes to websites and network traffic to detect malicious files and potential data leakages. Read Original Content
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army has launched a cyber brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October, an official said. Read Original Content

According to Strategic Defence Intelligence the global cyber security market is expected to experience a CAGR growth of 4.62 percent during 2014-2024. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global M2M network security market will grow at a CAGR of 22.9 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global security testing market is expected to grow from $2.47 billion in 2014 to $4.96 billion by 2019. Read Original Content

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

Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos
Mobile Expert Interviews: AnyPresence's Kristian Meier
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Brent Cohler
Random Drones from the CTIA Conference
Mobile Expert Interview: Altova's Erin Cavanaugh

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

************************************************************************
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
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos

3D Scanning
I write and study often on the subject of digital transformation - the digital transformation of industries, markets, products, business models, etc.  In brief, digital transformation is about the impact that collected and analyzed data can have when used to enhance business processes and workflows.  If Amazon knows your preferences for particular books and films based upon captured data, then they can apply analytics to predict related books and films that you may like.  This improves sales.  This is a simple example, but let me tell you what I learned yesterday in sunny and warm San Francisco about more complex applications.

"Digitize the physical world" is the slogan of the Reality Computing team at Autodesk that I met with yesterday.  This team focuses on transforming design processes for physical environments and objects by starting with reality.  What does that mean?  Rather than starting with a blank screen in a 3D modeling app when redesigning a manufacturing floor, use a 3D scanner to capture "reality" as a first step and work from there.  This enables you to start your 3D design process from captured data (reality) so you can design in context.  The context is you have an exact 3D model of your design area before you even start the redesign.

Designing from reality (scanned data) enables you to be more productive and accurate. Designing in context is powerful. You start with an immense collection of data that can render a 3D model of your object or working environment and edit, rather than recreate it from a blank screen.  This data becomes the building, landscape or object's "Code Halo."  The collected data about something.

The "Code Halo" data about a floor plan and layout of a store, can be combined with traffic flow data to analyze and understand how shoppers shop. Where do they walk, stop, learn, research and what do they buy at what time of the time, day, week, month and year.

Capturing reality, is what mobile apps and websites can do with online shopping.  They can capture locations, actions, user preferences, shopping habits, etc.  Entire new business models are being created weekly based on capturing data, analyzing it and using the results to offer improved and hyper-personalized services.

If you are interested in the strategies behind Code Halos and related topics I recommend reading about and considering attendance at the upcoming Cognizant Community conference at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on October 19-22nd in Orlando,  http://www.cognizant.com/community/home.aspx where these subjects will be the focus of a stellar group of analyst, business leaders and futurists. Here are some of the session descriptions:

Delivering Hyper-Personalization: Adding the Next Layer of Engagement with Social, Mobile and Sensors
Get equipped to evaluate, implement or enhance mobile hyper-personalization technologies and strategies that deliver superior experiences to customers, a smarter workplace for employees and a collaborative environment for partners.

Generating Value from Signal: A Working Session on the Economics of Meaning Making
Find out how a richer understanding of customers, products, employees and partners is reshaping business processes and changing the nature of competition from Paul Roehrig, managing director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work.

Putting the Experience in “Digital Customer Experience”
Hear the latest research about how companies are working to deeply engage and delight customers by reshaping business processes and adding value to their services from Ben Pring, co-director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work.

A Day in the Digital Life
Experience firsthand the power of the Internet of Things, Google Glass, digital marketing and more in this immersive guided tour that brings to life how digital technology and data are transforming daily interactions at home and work as well as entire industries.

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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
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 Health News Weekly – Week of September 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 Mobility News Weekly

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

Apple’s entry into the world of wearable technology, the Apple Watch, will monitor health and fitness, tracking the wearer’s movement, heart rate and activity with built-in sensors, while feeding the information into Apple’s Health app for review and analysis of the data.  Read Original Content

A nationwide hackathon hosted by University of Pennsylvania this weekend added a new wrinkle with a mobile health division, PennApps Health. The move underscores the growth of mhealth submissions in the contest and the interest in shaping app development with clinical insights.  Read Original Content

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates the mHealth market will account for nearly $13 billion in 2015 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, patient acceptance and privacy concerns, SNS Research estimates further growth at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40 percent over the next six years.  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 key component of the upward trend in shipments of remote patient monitoring devices is the ability to collect data from a variety of vendor devices and share it securely with various parties including patients, health care providers and payers, according to an ABI report.  Read Original Content

This fall the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release new mobile health applications aimed at helping veterans access and manage their health records, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.  Read Original Content
Linda Tian, an analyst from GlobalData, believes Apple’s move into the mobile health space with the HealthKit promises significant future returns for Apple, as GlobalData forecasts this market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.5 percent, from an estimated $3 billion in 2013 to $11.8 billion by 2018.  Read Original Content

MedDiary Inc has launched its mobile health software-as-a-service platform, consisting of a cloud-based portal for healthcare providers and a mobile app for patients. This integrated platform enables healthcare providers to create a custom mobile health app for their patients and then monitor them remotely.  Read Original Content

Health care providers including the Mayo Clinic are expressing interest in working with Apple on its new smartwatch and HealthKit software platform.  By early next year, Mayo plans to use Apple's new tools to interact with consumers for conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiac disease and asthma, and helping them with diet and exercise.  Read Original Content

According to ResearchandMarkets.com, the global mobile health and fitness sensor market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40.29 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

More than a quarter of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health device, according to research firm Parks Associates.  The new connected health research notes that 27 percent of U.S. broadband households currently own and use at least one connected health device.  Read Original Content

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

Mobile Expert Interviews: AnyPresence's Kristian Meier
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Brent Cohler
Random Drones from the CTIA Conference
Mobile Expert Interview: Altova's Erin Cavanaugh
Video Comments: Kevin Benedict on Real-Time Enterprise Mobility Infrastructure
GIS Analysis is a Game Changer in Healthcare

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

************************************************************************
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
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads


***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of September 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!

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

Asia and Oceania are set to jointly host the highest growth of M2M market growth between 2015 and 2019, with the region expected to see over 200 million new connections within that period, according to technology analyst firm Ovum. Read Original Content

According to a report from research firm Berg Insight, 3G/4G technologies will dominate cellular M2M communications by 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/

The cellular M2M market in Latin America is booming. Pyramid Research expects the market to grow from US $4.6 billion in 2014 to nearly US $8.2 billion by the end of 2019, at a CAGR of 12 percent. Read Original Content

Berg Insight, a research and analysis company, published a new report The Global Wireless M2M Market expecting the number of machine-to-machine connections to grow by 21 percent this year to a total of 213.9 million connections by year end. Read Original Content
The market for all types of sensors used in smart grid applications will grow from $26.4 billion this year to $36.5 billion in 2019 and nearly $46.8 billion by 2021, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global M2M network security market will grow at a CAGR of 22.9 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

The market for Internet of Things devices and appliances is due to explode over the next several years, with 69 percent of U.S. consumers planning to buy network-connected technology for their homes by 2019, according to a new study by Accenture. Read Original Content

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets, that the global wireless sensor devices market is expected to grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 23.7 percent. Read Original Content

According to market research firm IBISWorld, the smart meter manufacturing industry is expected to grow 17.7 percent in 2014, reaching $1.5 billion overall. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Expert Interviews: AnyPresence's Kristian Meier
Random Drones from the CTIA Conference
Mobile Expert Interview: Altova's Erin Cavanaugh
Video Comments: Kevin Benedict on Real-Time Enterprise Mobility InfrastructureGIS Analysis is a Game Changer in Healthcare
Mobile Expert Interviews: Kidozen's Jesus Rodriguez

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

************************************************************************
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
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 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
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

The market for RTLS healthcare technologies is estimated to reach $2,081.05 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 32.9 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the GIS market in North America is set to grow at a CAGR of 10.91 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Tata Motors, India's largest commercial vehicles manufacturer and Microlise, one of Europe's leading Telematics and Fleet Management solutions providers, has announced their partnership to bring in the latest global Fleet Telematics solutions to the Indian Market. 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/

C.J. Driscoll & Associates, a supplier of market research and consulting services for the GPS and wireless communication industries reports China has the fastest growing fleet market in the world and also one of the fastest growing commercial telematics markets. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global commercial vehicle telematics market is set to grow at a CAGR of 16.57 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content
Worldwide smart meter shipments are expected to grow from 94 million annually this year to 116 million annually in 2023, according to a new report from Navigant Research. However, the market landscape is changing. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the global AMI market is set to to grow from $9,319.0 million in 2014 to $20,029.0 million in 2019. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 16.5 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Markets and Markets estimates the digital logistics market is estimated to be $8.78 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $12.96 billion by 2019. This represents an estimated compound annual growth rate of 8.09 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Expert Interviews: AnyPresence's Kristian Meier
Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Brent Cohler
Random Drones from the CTIA Conference
Mobile Expert Interview: Altova's Erin Cavanaugh
Video Comments: Kevin Benedict on Real-Time Enterprise Mobility InfrastructureGIS Analysis is a Game Changer in Healthcare

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

************************************************************************
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
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, September 11, 2014

Mobile Expert Interviews: AnyPresence's Kristian Meier

The enterprise mobility space has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months and the category of solutions called MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) has emerged as one of the winners.  Within this category are many different strategies for supporting enterprise clients, and in this interview with AnyPresence's mobile expert Kristian Meier we learn their approach and strategy.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/W91WaDYZ7Y4?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
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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 7, 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!

Apple has introduced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called the "best iPhones" the company has ever produced.  The iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches diagonally and the iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches. The phones are thinner than ever: 6.9 mm for the iPhone 6 and 7.1 mm for the larger iPhone 6 Plus.  Read Original Content

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch, a line of customizable smartwatches, at an event near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The device comes in two sizes—38 millimeters and 42 millimeters, diagonally, or about 1.5 inches and 1.65 inches—and three versions: Watch, Sport and Edition.  Read Original Content

India is now the quickest-expanding smartphone market globally and the third largest market after China and the United States, according to Britain-based consultancy Canalys.  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/

HTC is continuing to lose ground to bigger rivals in the U.S. smartphone market, due to a shortening product life cycle of its flagship phone, according to a recent report from market research firm comScore Inc.  Read Original Content

Huawei Technologies has unveiled a slate of new devices meant to showcase the Chinese company's hardware technology.  The company said it would release a limited edition of its high-end Ascend P7 phone with a sapphire glass display. It has been speculated that Apple will begin mass-producing devices using the costly but durable material.  Read Original Content
According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5 to less than 7 inches) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period.  Read Original Content

Apple’s piece of U.S. smartphone market share increased from 41.4 percent in April to 42.4 percent in July, maintaining the company’s position as the leading single smartphone maker in the U.S., according to comScore.  Read Original Content

Handset maker Doro has claimed the senior market is becoming increasingly tech savvy, with 58 percent of those over the age of 65 now reportedly wanting their own smartphone.  Read Original Content

New data from ReportsnReports.com forecasts the global smartphone image sensor market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple.  Read Original Content

New report from the International Data Corporation suggests more than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, a 23.8 percent increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013.  Read Original Content

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides. In addition to the Gear VR and Galaxy Note Edge, the company also showed off the fourth standard version of its large-screened Note smartphone, which introduces an ultraviolet light sensor.  Read Original Content

The original Galaxy S phone, launched in June 2010, sold 25 million units, Samsung said in a statement.  The Galaxy S II, launched in April 2011, racked up sales of more than 40 million, and the S III has reached the same volume since coming on the market in May last year.  Read Original Content

WinterGreen Research predicts the application server market will be $23 billion by 2020, stating new markets evolved because of the value that apps provide to smartphones, mobile devices, tablets, and the Internet of Things.  Read Original Content

LTE networks are more efficient than legacy 3G networks, and generally produce more data usage, which carriers can monetize. However, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, the infusion of revenue that LTE is bringing to carriers is not likely going to last that long.  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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mobile Expert Interviews: Mocana's John Aisien

I ran into Mocana's VP of Marketing and Corporate Development, John Aisien at the CTIA show today and cornered him for an interview.  In this interview, I ask John how Mocana's solutions secure connections between sensors and servers in the Internet of Things market.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/lWRmY4MzBxA?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
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.