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Monday, January 26, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 25, 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!

Research and Markets forecast the Commercial Vehicle Telematics market in the Americas to grow at a CAGR of 16.68 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the GIS market in North America to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.91 percent over the period 2013-2018. 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 has announced. 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

A recent report by ABI Research forecasts that revenues in the commercial fleet telematics market will increase from $7.25 billion in 2012 to $26.8 billion in 2018. The bulk of this growth will be in the US, but Asia – including the Middle East – comes in close second. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the GIS market in the APAC region to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.76 percent over the period 2013-2018. 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

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies was $383 million in 73 deals in 2014, compared to $410 million in 64 deals in 2013. Read Original Content

Market research firm IDTechEx estimates the market for RFID tags, solutions and services reached $9.2 billion in 2014 and double to approximately $18 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

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

Information, Analytics and Speed are the New Mandates

Code Halos, Hyper-Personalization and LinkedIn
The Future of You
Kevin Benedict Interviews Corning Inc.'s Digital Transformation Expert Grace Alcivar
An Interview with World Traveler and BI Expert Mico Yuk
Robotics and Business Process Services - The Interview
Interview with Digital Marketing Expert Will Reese
The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 18, 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 TrendForce, Samsung continued to lead the pack in 2014, owning 28 percent of the smartphone market, but that number was down from 32.5 percent in 2013. Apple, meanwhile, maintained steady year-over-year numbers in second place, accounting for 16.4 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2014.  Read Original Content

The market for smartphones is booming across the Middle East and Africa, with 4G handsets gaining ground rapidly in Gulf states, according to new IDC research.  Read Original Content

Europe's largest software group SAP SE has cut key profit forecasts and abandoned a target for higher margins, saying its stepped-up push to deliver products via the cloud would dampen profitability until at least 2018.  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 Play, the app store owned by Google Inc., has seen dramatic growth since it was launched in 2012. Now, Google Play has surpassed Apple Inc.’s App Store for the number of developers and applications for 2014, according to AppFigures.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Managed Mobility Services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.71 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content


GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp on Monday said profit likely rose 94 percent last year due mainly to its high-speed 4G network division and smartphone business.  Read Original Content

An Android smartphone application offers a convenient way for Nepali farmers to link up to the market and to experts at agriculture extension agencies on a single platform.   Called IFA Krishi Nepal, the app provides information in the Nepali language to farmers about planting crops, livestock disease, weather forecast and market prices.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone-maker by sales volume, is scheduled to release a series of mid to low end Android-based smartphones, including the Galaxy A5 and A7, in Korea in an effort to maintain its grip on the global smartphone market.  Read Original Content

According to Kantar, the iPhone accounted for 48 percent of smartphones sold in Japan during the third quarter, which ran from the beginning of August through the end of October. The Android operating system powered a similar 48.1 percent.  Read Original Content

According to the latest round of rumors, the Korean smartphone giant Samsung made a generous offer to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion. The deal values BlackBerry at a good premium over the company’s current trading price. Investors, analysts and industry experts responded well to the news as stock price surged almost 30 percent.  Read Original Content

Dutch smartphone users are using Skype more, according to the latest research from Telecompaper on mobile apps in the Netherlands. The number of smartphone users with Snapchat on their phone also doubled in the past year, to almost 1.5 million.  Read Original Content

In 2014 Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi Inc. surpassed Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. to become China’s leading smartphone vendor. In 2015 it will attempt to replicate that success in two new markets: Brazil and Russia.  Read Original Content

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group is currently testing a mobile messaging application called DingTalk that combines social networking with business.  Read Original Content

After two years of significant increase, tablet market growth dropped in 2014, and it is expected to remain low through 2016, according to Gartner. The research company predicts that tablet sales growth will be around 8 percent in 2015.  Read Original Content

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

Information, Analytics and Speed are the New Mandates
Code Halos, Hyper-Personalization and LinkedIn
The Future of You
Kevin Benedict Interviews Corning Inc.'s Digital Transformation Expert Grace Alcivar
An Interview with World Traveler and BI Expert Mico Yuk
Robotics and Business Process Services - The Interview
Interview with Digital Marketing Expert Will Reese
The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

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, January 21, 2015

Kevin Benedict Walks Around Rome Talking about Digital Transformation and Mobility

Again I embarrass my friends and family by walking around cool places talking to myself about digital transformation and mobility.  Enjoy! #JustHavingFun #DadIsEmbarrassingMe #GetThePopCorn

Video Link: http://youtu.be/qQXghyxnEH4?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 Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 18, 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!

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global mobile security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 38.3 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Dublin-based market research firm Research and Markets has released a study focusing on Japan’s mobile security market, and it sees a lot of room for growth. Their forecast has this particular market growing at a rate of 38.5 percent between 2014 and 2019. Read Original Content

German researchers have exposed the frailty in mobile security, showing that an African or Asian network can easily hack into a UK or US-based mobile using the “SS7” network. 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 Reuters, cyber crime costs the global economy $445 billion every year. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global cyber security market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.81 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content


According to a Lookout report, Mobile malware grew substantially 2014, as the U.S. saw a 75 percent increase in mobile malware encounter rates compared to 2013. Read Original Content

Mobile users encountered malware nearly twice as often in 2014 than during 2013 — up from four percent to seven percent, CSO Online reported. Read Original Content

According to Quick Heal's Annual Threat Report for 2014, Android malware skyrocketed by almost 300 times between 2011 and 2014, which is an exponential increase in the estimate of Android malware that have been detected and reported. In fact, 536 new malware families and a further 616 new variants affecting the Android platform were detected. Read Original Content

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

Information, Analytics and Speed are the New Mandates

Code Halos, Hyper-Personalization and LinkedIn
The Future of You
Kevin Benedict Interviews Corning Inc.'s Digital Transformation Expert Grace Alcivar
An Interview with World Traveler and BI Expert Mico Yuk
Robotics and Business Process Services - The Interview
Interview with Digital Marketing Expert Will Reese
The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

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 January 18, 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!

A recent report by Digi-Capital estimates venture capitals invested $4.2 billion in m-commerce from Q3 2013 to Q3 2014, far surpassing the $1.2 billion invested in 2013 and the $829 million invested in the previous two years combined.  Read Original Content

Tesco, the British supermarket chain, has now launched a brand new mobile commerce app, but it isn’t the typical shopping or informational app for smartphone users, as it has been designed for Google Glass.  Read Original Content

The year 2015 will be the year when most online retailers also offer their customers a mobile site, said Dieter Febel, MD of SA Gateway, one of the leading ISP companies in SA, and the sister company of Esquire Technologies.  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

Microsoft and PayPal have joined together in order to promote mobile payments on Windows devices. Through this partnership, Microsoft will work to bring PayPal Here, a mobile card reader, to the Windows Phone platform, which has been without a valuable mobile payments service for some time.  Read Original Content

The analysts at TechNavio forecast the global m-commerce market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.23 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content


India’s e-commerce market is booming, and the mobile Internet may be the reasons. According to a new report from eMarketer, 47 percent of India’s population became smartphone users in 2014.  Read Original Content

Researchers anticipate smartphones and tablets will drive $293 billion in transactions by 2018 — 54 percent of digital commerce sales nationwide. Read Original Content

Recent research from Martec International suggests that globally, 4.8 percent of total sales by retail businesses is driven through mobile devices, a figure that equates to half of all online sales.  Read Original Content

Technology giant IBM has unveiled the z13 mainframe servers, which will provide real-time encryption on all mobile transactions, targeting e-commerce and m-commerce firms in India.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, the new payment service from Apple is expected to energize the mobile market. The report suggests Apple Pay will drive the adoption of new wearable devices that have been developed by Apple and help bolster mobile payments overall.  Read Original Content

E-commerce in India is booming, and this fact has not gone unnoticed by Alibaba. The Chinese company, which has managed to find significant success in the mobile commerce space, has plans to invest some $500 million in an Indian startup that has a focus on the mobile space.  Read Original Content

According to a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu report, in-store smartphone purchases worldwide will increase by more than 1,000 percent from last year, but the mobile wallet still won’t replace the traditional one.  Read Original Content

Innovators should be encouraged as a recent report from Kalorama Information says there is room for new companies in remote patient monitoring.  Read Original Content

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology is at the forefront of efforts to develop innovative technology to help military service members cope with psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. The center, known as T2, delivers tested solutions — many of them mobile apps — to help improve the lives of patients.  Read Original Content

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner than expected, according to reports from 9to5Mac. The report suggests Apple Pay could come to the Canadian market as soon as March of this year, which will give Canadian consumers with iOS devices a chance to make payments from their smartphones.  Read Original Content

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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, January 20, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 18, 2015

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!

Walgreens and WebMD are set to launch Your Digital Health Advisor, a personal wellness smartphone app that integrates Walgreens Balance Rewards into the program. The program offers behavior tracking and supports third-party data from devices like wireless scales and glucometers.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry is forging ahead on its mobile healthcare strategy, debuting the newest generation of its healthcare data hub HBox, developed by NantHealth, which promises to boost diagnostic and treatment efforts.  NantHealth describes HBox as a supercomputer providing a genomic signal that "interrogates" shares data with a patient's physician.  Read Original Content

Under Armour has released a new service for Android and iOS devices called UA Record, which Under Armour pitches as a tool to simplify the monitoring of personal health data with fitness activity tracking tools and a side dish of social networking and community support.  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

Qualcomm has said it intends to partner with Novartis Pharmaceuticals to create an investment company with up to $100 million to put into startups working in mobile health care and other “beyond the pill” technologies.  Read Original Content

“Do-it-yourself healthcare”, including mobile apps and consumer medical devices, is set to be the top healthcare trend of 2015, according to research and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Read Original Content



“Europeans are increasingly using mobile devices to monitor their health and connect with healthcare professionals,” said a European commission survey. “But barriers remain to fully unlock the potential of mobile healthcare or ‘mHealth’.  Read Original Content

Innovators should be encouraged as a recent report from Kalorama Information says there is room for new companies in remote patient monitoring.  Although the top twenty-five companies in remote patient monitoring systems have two-thirds of the share, the remainder is still over $9 billion.  Read Original Content

Patient monitoring devices are driving a market that's expected to reach more than $5 billion by 2020. An iData Research report indicates that over the next five years, market growth will be spurred by double-digit growth in telehealth.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, a company that helps doctors identify arrhythmias through its remote monitoring device, Mome Kardia, has raised the second tranche of a $17 million Series B round to commercialize the device following the initial fundraise in April.  Read Original Content

Representatives Mike Thompson and Glenn Thompson are set to announce a new telehealth bill soon. Like some of Mike Thompson’s previous telehealth efforts, the bill seeks to amend the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the law that has long limited government-reimbursed telemedicine to rural areas and specific use cases.  Read Original Content


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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, January 19, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 18, 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!

According to a report by Markets and Markets, the global market is expected to reach $944.92 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 12.96 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report of published by MarketsandMarkets, the total wireless portable medical device market is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.83 billion in 2020, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 9.51 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, telematics applications are the second largest M2M application. The number of global insurance telematics users is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 90 percent, reaching 89 million in 2017, according to the report. The global fleet management market is set to grow at compound annual growth rate of 24 percent reaching $35 billion in value by 2019, according to RNR Research. 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

ReportsnReports forecasts the global sourcing of RFID tags market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.4 percent during the period from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

BCC Research reveals in its new report on RFID technologies that the global market reached a little over $11 billion in 2014. This market is predicted to reach $24 billion by 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate of 16.7 percent over the period of 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content


The market for RTLS healthcare technologies is estimated to reach $2,081.05 million by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 32.9 percent from 2014 to 2020. It includes an in-depth analysis of the market by product, technology, application, device and equipment type and geography. Read Original Content

Market forecasts predict the Indonesian GIS market will grow by almost 12 percent compound annual growth rate by 2016, with the sector currently generating more than $335 million annually. Read Original Content

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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, January 15, 2015

Information, Analytics and Speed are the New Mandates

The reality of information is entirely contained in the speed of its dissemination. ~ Paul Virilio

Information has a shelf life.  Its value diminishes quickly with the passing of time.  In a world of moving customers, employees, vehicles, subcontractors, materials, suppliers, etc., knowing what is happening at a precise time is critical for decision-making, scheduling and planning.  If some information is 90 minutes old, others 45 minutes old, and more available in real-time - you are going to have a real challenge integrating that information and forming an accurate and clear picture of reality!

Optimal efficiency and accuracy, in the scenario above, can only be achieved when the speed of information collection and dissemination is coordinated and real-time.  This means having mobile data communications and sensor technologies in place and integrating it to present an accurate impression of reality in real-time.

For many industries the quality of their information logistics systems is the new competitive playing field.  In history many of the greatest battles were won or lost based on the accuracy and timeliness of the information used to decide how best to maneuver armies, navies and air forces.  Enterprises today are in a similar position.

Legacy IT systems that are incapable of supporting a real-time information collection, communication, processing, analyzing and disseminating environment will be the reason many companies will no longer remain competitive in 2015.

In the past long-term planning was the ticket to success.  As the tempo of business increased, short-term planning became more important.  Today, nothing short of real-term is good enough to compete in a hyper-competitive global market.

Today the efficient and real-time coordination of multiple moving parts is mandatory in many industries.  That means mobile communications and sensor technologies have become an absolute requirement on the front-end, and IT systems that can support real-time on the back-end.  What needs to change in your IT environment in 2015 to support real-term planning and real-time decision-making?

For more on this subject read: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/Virilio/Virilio_ArtoftheMotor2.html.



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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.

EMM World, January 27-28, 2015, Stockholm