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Monday, October 20, 2014

The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration

Mobile Collaboration
I talk and write a lot about enterprise collaboration and collaboration tools.  Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile, globalized and include members who work remotely.  This requires an increasing focus on how teams of people (employees, partners, customers, advisors, contractors, etc.) can work closer together in virtualized workplaces.  I asked Harmon.ie's VP of Product Strategy, David Lavenda to share, in this article, some of his insights and strategies.
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Enterprises can no longer ignore what it takes to get the job done on the go, and must accept that reaching their end goal of mobile empowerment starts with a comprehensive roadmap. While business users are eager to collaborate on the go, having IT jump straight into the deep end with a new company-wide mobile collaboration tools is a surefire way to fail.

The greatest enterprise asset is a worker’s attention. If a tool fails to capture that attention, it will be of little use. True mobile enterprise collaboration at both the cultural and technical levels can only be achieved once companies are able to marry the choice of collaboration tools with specific business needs. Getting there starts with a clear roadmap:

1. Identify the killer use cases that produce real business results – IT innovators must start by identifying business use cases that provide demonstrable ROI. IT leaders in industries that have mobile field workers – such as construction, transportation and emergency services – will have the easiest time formulating these cases. For example, provisioning offline access to standard operating procedures for emergency response personnel has clear-cut benefits. These personnel must often work quickly to save lives, including work in remote areas where network coverage is unreliable. Saving more lives through offline remote access to complex operating procedures is a very easy way to measure ROI.

Another compelling example is providing remote access to construction plans, schematics and blueprints to contractors, architects and construction workers. Engineers and contractors frequently need to make changes to construction plans while onsite. If they are able to make edits in the field, they are less likely to make errors or reference out-of-date documents thanks to faster in-the-field maneuverability. Find your company’s use cases and work towards implementing technology that will directly lead to those uses – do not wait for the technology to tell you how to use it.

2. Agree on the right tools to enable your business use cases – Once you’ve identified a killer use case, work as a team to decide which tools will best benefit your cause. Is there a need for on-premise documents to be accessible to field workers away from the office? If not, then maybe an Office 365 implementation is the way to go. Are workers frequently sending revised copies of documents back and forth, causing email to become cluttered and difficult to follow? Then maybe an Office 365 implementation with a Yammer site will provide the overhead and document collaboration capabilities required. Whatever the need is, make sure that a consensus is reached and that it is tied to a key business use case – if people are going into the implementation already dismissing the solution, it’s sure to be dead on arrival.

3. Never lose sight of the user experience – Remember that the most valuable enterprise asset is an employee’s attention, and so any mobile collaboration project will live or die based on its ability to capture that attention. Providing a more feature-rich tool does not always mean that tool will be used, as changing user behavior is often the most difficult aspect of any project that seeks to implement new technology. From the start, the user experience must be a key component of your initiative. Not just the experience of the solution itself, but also the experience of its implementation.

4. Create an initial pilot followed by an onboarding program – Before going the whole nine yards and pushing mobile collaboration solutions out to your company, it is important to test the products on a smaller scale. This can be done by inviting a select few, likely those who are interested in new technologies, to pilot the program, provide feedback on what worked and what didn’t and, ultimately, champion the new implementation. From there the program should expand in scope to invite leaders from different departments to test among themselves, providing further feedback on a larger scale.

As an example, NIBC, a bank client of harmon.ie’s, singled out individuals who excelled with the company’s new Office 365/harmon.ie solution, and tasked these individuals with leading informational learning sessions for the company. The sessions were followed by onboarding sessions for the entire company, and the solution was finally rolled out on a department-by-department basis to iron out issues and gain support along the way. With this strategy, the bank achieved near complete adoption of their solution. Nothing was left to chance – everyone was ready to go when the solution rolled out in earnest, and champions from each department were available to help with any issues that arose during and after the rollout.

5. Never stop learning, teaching and analyzing – Just because the implementation went smoothly and adoption soared does not mean department leaders should sit back and call it a day. In fact, if high adoption is achieved, it is likely because people enjoy the product and would likely benefit from learning more about it on a regular basis. Continue to schedule learning sessions where employees who best understand the product can share information, tricks and tools they’ve learned with others. Also consider analyzing how individuals in the company are using the solution and drawing on that data to make sure it continues to meet the company’s needs.
X Marks the Spot on the Mobile Collaboration Roadmap

Enterprise mobility initiatives enabling personal productivity and collaboration have been gaining steady momentum, but without the right roadmap from both a cultural and technology standpoint, the end results typically fall flat.

Despite its many obvious advantages, new technology does not equate to easy implementation. To arrive at the desired end-state of mobile collaboration in the enterprise – where employees and mobile workers alike can get work done without being tethered to their desks – a roadmap is a powerful tool. With a concrete roadmap tied to key business objectives, you will have a guide to navigate to the “New World” of true mobile collaboration.


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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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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.

Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target

Ved Sen
We have the opportunity in this article to learn from my colleague here at Cognizant, Ven Sen, who is the Global Head of Advisory Services for Social, Mobile & Sensors.  These days he is focused on issues related to digital transformation, mobility and change management.  In this article he shares ideas and strategies on how companies can most effectively manage change and a continuous environment of transformation.

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TOM / EOM – sounds like a soup you might order. But for the purpose of this discussion, put your appetite to one side, and think about Digital Transformation.

TOM or the Target Operating Model is the staple of the consulting framework in transformation environments. The logic being, you have an initial operating model and you enter a transitional phase, driven by internal and external change, and you emerge with a new “target” operating model. It’s an excellent construct and very useful for delivering change.

In the digital arena, though the idea of the Target Operating Model is challenged because of a number of reasons.

Critically, it assumes that the change is a finite and one time activity. This is no longer true. Consider the landscape today. You enter a phase of virtualisation of your servers and networks, and before you finish that you're in the middle of the mobility revolution. You combine cloud and mobility to create another transformation and everybody is talking about big data and social analytics. And then there’s the Internet of things, machine-to-machine and smart environments waiting to happen. So which points do you pick as the start and end of the change? And if you took this whole set as one change, would you even survive it?

And then, if the change is not a finite or a single event, what do you assume as your end state or ‘target’ environment? And if there is no target environment you can define, how can you create a target operating model? Would it not be outdated even as you were implementing it?

There could be an argument that these individual technology waves do not affect the business model and are just technology changes. I would disagree with that. Yes, moving from one vendor to another, or upgrading from version n to n+1 is a technology change, though even those projects need to be seen as business change projects. But the waves of technology I called out earlier – from Cloud, to Mobile, to IOT are all pretty fundamental shifts – often creating deep changes in business models.

To add to these problems, as this article in the Forbes highlights, many organisations undertake digital transformation without actually knowing what it is. Many don't really understand the transformation, many others just see it as platform upgrades.

So here’s the bad news, your digital transformation project is not a one time exercise, there is no target environment and so your target operating model may be in need of an update by the time it’s bedded in.

The likely scenario is that there will be multiple waves of transformation. And here onwards they will all be digital (or at least until we come up with a new word).

Which leads me to my proposition – that perhaps the right way to think about this is as an Evolving Operating Model, rather than a Target Operating Model.

What would be the key features of an evolving operating model? Here are three key ones, though there may well be more.

Building Change Capability: At the core of this is the creation of a Culture of change adaptability. I've consulted for many organisations where the smallest change has to be handled with kid-gloves and is a source of anxiety and organisational stress. These are all big changes we're talking about, so there’s a lot of work to be done to make people change friendly. This should ideally be reflected in contracts with employees. HR needs to take a leading role here and ep build a culture of change through awareness, education, self-empowerment and counselling. At the same time, leadership needs to invest by ensuring the right people are chosen and then given the time to grow into this change culture.

Based on my experience, there are parts of the world, such as Europe, where this would be a harder process than, say, in Asia. European business cultures are much more rigid about roles and function, and these are often defended by regulation. Also, in Europe, there is often a much higher premium on matching exact experience to a role, rather than bet on adaptability. One of the ways to address this is to balance the majority of such fixed role people with a handful of adaptors – people who can foster a pro-change environment within the business.

For example, I met a European company in the travel segment who could not even change business rules in their enterprise apps, or implement a mobile app store without validating the decisions with worker councils.

Funding Change: Not a capital expense but the cost of doing business: Build in the cost of change into your cost of running the business. Rather than the one hit capital expense of a digital transformation project, budget for change annually, that LOBs and divisions can draw from, with the right checks and balances to ensure governance is provided. There is every likelihood that each of the next five years will require significant changes to some part of your business or the other. Rather than running it as a giant centralised project, or leaving this to individual departments and LOB’s who may not value this investment, organisations should explore creating an investment bucket which is made available to teams based on their justification, against a stated vision. But this investment is locked down for change efforts and cannot be used for other purposes.

Earlier this year, the BBC announced a program of saving £48m and reinvesting at least £29m of that into Digital Transformation services across channels, mobile and digital journalism. Cooperative Bank had set aside £500m on IT alone, to enable it’s digital transformation. Your budgets may be comparable to BBC, or Cooperative Bank, but in all probability they represent significant amounts of money.

The big bang approach assumes that one large and hugely diverse project is the best way of optimising the way this budget is spent. Reality may be very different.

Instrument Your Company: Build an instrumented organisation where process change can be systemised easily, using BPM, middleware, SOA, and other architectural approaches. This is fundamental in order to plan, implement and measure change. For example, if you want to change your mobile customer service layer, with new processes without necessarily having to make big changes in your CRM or ERP systems, you need a decoupled approach that will allow you to modify or even replace your mobile front end without always having to change a legacy application. But also, it will be faster and quicker to implement a new process if the systems can change quickly, rather than become a symbol of the organisational inertia.

A good analogy and one you hear often in business discussions is about turning the tanker. We talk about large businesses being like large tankers – hard to turn. But your digital transformation should not be seen as that one awkward turn. It’s more like suddenly being in an environment where you will need to turn and often. The real challenge here is actually, how do you stop behaving like a hard to turn tanker?


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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
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

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

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 19, 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!

Analysts forecast the GIS market in the retail sector to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 12.57 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

After six consecutive quarters of contraction, the rugged notebook market is showing signs of growth, increasing nearly 10 percent year-over-year in Q2 2014—rising to over 100,000 units shipped for the quarter, according to new findings from VDC Research's Quarterly Rugged Device Tracker. Read Original Content

Pike Research reports global investment in smart water meters will total $4.2 billion between 2010 and 2016. Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

As the fastest-growing segment of the global water meter industry, the worldwide market for two-way smart meters is set to surpass the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2019, with managed services, analytics and smart water network adoption all combining to accelerate growth, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Read Original Content

With the increased adoption of smart meters for water metering worldwide, the market for two-way smart meters for water metering application is estimated by IHS to exceed US $1 billion 2019. IHS finds that by 2020, smart devices will have a share of 29 percent of total revenue for water meters, compared to 18 percent in 2013. Read Original Content


Brazil’s decision to weaken a proposal for boosting energy efficiency by installing smart meters is wiping out half of a $10 billion market that lured foreign manufacturers from Elster Group SE to Echelon Corp. Read Original Content

Concerned about GPS jamming and spoofing by an adversary, the Army is leading the services’ efforts to develop alternative technologies to provide reliable and trustworthy positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information. Read Original Content

A new report by Juniper Research forecasts that more than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12 to 18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness. Read Original Content

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Mobile Expert Interviews: Kony Solutions' Dipesh Mukerji

A Walk Through Boston - Talking about Digital Transformation, Code Halos and Mobility
Why Digital Architectures Matter - A Business Perspective
Digital Devastation in the Mobile Hardware Market and Emerging Trends
Mobile Expert Interviews: Citrix's Brian Dye
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Lyle Ekdahl



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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mobile Expert Interviews: Kony Solutions' Dipesh Mukerji

It has been awhile since we have focused on the subject of TCO (total cost of ownership), standardization and mobile platforms, so I cornered Kony Solutions' Senior Director of Product Strategy, Dipesh Mukerji, at the M-Enterprise conference in Boston this week and asked him some pointed questions.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/9DTH6UdLrlw?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
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, October 16, 2014

A Walk Through Boston - Talking about Digital Transformation, Code Halos and Mobility

If there are ever awards given out for people that take shaky, corny and unrehearsed videos of themselves talking about digital transformation, Code Halos and enterprise mobility while walking around Boston - I should be considered.  Grab some popcorn!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/w2ZrHnd0L2o?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
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 October 12, 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!

The company behind the privacy-focused Blackphone has told Newsbeat it is planning to release a tablet.  Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, which makes the anti-snooping device, said "we are going to have a tablet soon".  Read Original Content

According to Good Technology’s latest survey, the majority of industries in the mid-market range have more than 50 percent BYOD penetration. Only manufacturing (33 percent), wholesale (33 percent), energy (35 percent) and government (45 percent) falls below the mark. Interestingly the legal industry (72 percent) had the highest share.  Read Original Content

China could soon surpass the U.S. as the biggest market for Apple Inc.'s iPhone. A report on China's Tencent said Chinese consumers preordered 20 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the first weekend they were available for preorder.  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 IDC has released some numbers for the Middle East and African market in Q2 2014.  Their data shows Nokia smartphones held 6.6 percent of the smartphone market in the region, down slightly from 7.2 percent last year, representing around 1.7 million handsets.  Read Original Content

According to AdDuplex statistics for Windows Phone for September 2014, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS is now present in 40 percent of WP devices and is expected to overtake the market share of Windows Phone 8 OS by the end of October 2014.  Read Original Content
Analysts forecast the global BYOD security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for enhanced mobile communication security.  Read Original Content

Google's ambitious move to address the fragmented Android ecosystem with its Android One devices will help in redefining the affordable smartphone segment, but the Indian market will be a tough call for the U.S. based tech giant, research firm IDC believes.  Read Original Content

The market share of China's domestic mobile phone brands reached 72 percent in the mainland in June, and the retail number of 4G smartphones is expected to reach 100 million in China by year-end, according to Germany-based market research institute GfK.  Read Original Content

The Windows Phone is not exactly taking the world by storm, but it does seem to have a leg up on the competition when it comes to no-contract cell phones. Within the United States, Amazon.com reports that out of its top five bestselling no-contract cell phones, three of them are Windows Phone devices.  Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global application server market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing adoption of the Internet of things.  Read Original Content

Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster.  Read Original Content

An official at a software startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company could extend the life of smartphone batteries by helping application developers identify code that drains batteries quickly.  Read Original Content

According to analysts at RNR Market Research, the global smartphone camera lens market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.6 percent in terms of revenue over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Google will release a 5.9-inch phablet later this month designed by Motorola Mobility as its latest Nexus smartphone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  Read Original Content

Apple has pushed the start of production for a larger iPad tablet with a 12.9-inch screen to early next year so its suppliers can keep up with demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phablet, according to a Wall Street Journal article.  Read Original Content

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


Why Digital Architectures Matter - A Business Perspective

Digital Devastation in the Mobile Hardware Market and Emerging Trends
Mobile Expert Interviews: Citrix's Brian Dye
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Lyle Ekdahl

Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Kaj Van De Loo
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Chris Tonas
Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's CEO Todd Fryburger
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Amit Avery

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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of October 12, 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!

JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said the biggest U.S. bank will probably double its $250 million annual computer-security budget within the next five years. Read Original Content

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cyber security risks to better protect patient health and information. Read Original Content

Google's upcoming new mobile operating system, Android L, will for the first time include provisions to encrypt user data by default, rather than providing encryption only after it is turned on by users. Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

Israel now accounts for sevent percent of the $60 billion a year global cyber security market and 13 percent of new R&D in the sector. Read Original Content

The Asia-Pacific cyber security market is expected to grow at about 13.4 percent yearly, to reach US $26 billion (S $33 billion) by 2017. Read Original Content


Days after GM announced the appointment of a chief security officer, automotive cyber security has gotten another boost with a $4 million Series A funding shot for car-focused Argus Cyber Security. Read Original Content

According to the Strategic Defense Intelligence the cyber security market is predicted to post growth at a five percent CAGR through 2024. Read Original Content

The BFSI security market is expected to grow from $21.53 billion in 2014 to $37.35 billion by 2019, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 11.6 percent from 2014 to 2019. North America is the largest market for BFSI security. Read Original Content

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


Why Digital Architectures Matter - A Business Perspective

Digital Devastation in the Mobile Hardware Market and Emerging Trends
Mobile Expert Interviews: Citrix's Brian Dye
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Lyle Ekdahl

Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Kaj Van De Loo
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Chris Tonas
Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's CEO Todd Fryburger
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Amit Avery

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
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
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 October 12, 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!

A new Monetate survey shows mobile devices are responsible for 16 percent of all ecommerce traffic but account for less than four percent of all ecommerce revenue. Apple’s devices do have better performance metrics than Android’s, typically 10 percent to 30 percent with some higher, but Google’s Android is a major player.  Read Original Content

A new Gartner study predicts mobile commerce revenue in the U.S. will account for 50 percent of all digital commerce revenue by 2017. It is expected this growth will powered by the growing attention mobile commerce is receiving and the increased capabilities of smartphones and tablets, as well as the applications they use.  Read Original Content

The Financial Times recently reported Twitter now allows users in France to tweet payments to others in their social network. News leaked out that Facebook will soon enable payments via the social network from debit cards.  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/

Apple is set to launch its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, on October 18 according to an internal Walgreens memo. Read Original Content

Online payment solution firm PayUMoney, run by PayU India Internet Pvt. Ltd, part of South Africa’s Naspers Group, has acquired Eashmart from Delhi-based Cobboc Pvt. Ltd to strengthen its presence in the electronic payment space.  Read Original Content

Customers of major retailers including Asda, Sainsbury's and House of Fraser will be able to ditch their wallets and use their mobile phones to pay at the checkout when a new payments service launches next year.  Read Original Content

EBay is officially spinning PayPal off as a separate company. And it comes at a crucial time, just as the budding mobile-payments industry getting interesting.  While PayPal has very done well for itself—payment volume grew 29 percent from a year earlier in the June quarter to $55 billion—things are about to get more competitive.  Read Original Content

A joint venture previously known as TSM NZ has rebranded themselves Semble and is ready to begin a mobile wallet pilot that included New Zealand banks such as ASB and BNZ, according to a press release. The partnership also includes 2degrees, Spark New Zealand, Vodafone and Paymark.  Read Original Content

Almost as soon as Apple announced its new pay-by-iPhone service, the online payments startup released its specs for supporting Apple Pay—a clear sign the world’s most valuable company had brought Stripe into its inner circle. Facebook’s new “Buy” button is powered by Stripe’s code. And so is Twitter’s.  Read Original Content

Online retailer Snapdeal is increasing focus on mobile commerce, where it will be doubling its engineering staff count to 700 as soon as it sees over 90 percent of business coming in through this platform over the next 3 years. Accordingly, the company has shifted half of its 350 engineers from PC to mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

Visa has launched its Token Service. The service is meant to drive innovation in the mobile commerce field while also introducing more security to digital payments. The service replaces valuable financial information with digital tokens, which have the ability to authenticate mobile transactions.  Read Original Content

According to comScore‘s Q2 2014 e-commerce and m-commerce stats, mcommerce grew 47 percent in Q2, “far outpacing the growth of discretionary retail (+3 percent) and desktop-based e-commerce (+10 percent).”  Read Original Content

Sionic Mobile, a supplier of automation technology to convenience retail and petroleum industries, announced the companies will integrate their solutions to launch a robust mobile loyalty and payments platform for fuel retailers, according to a press release.  Read Original Content

The Subway sandwich chain is teaming up with Softcard to offer customers a way to buy food via their mobile phones.  Subway said it will kick off NFC-based mobile payments starting October 1 using Softcard, a mobile payments venture set up by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless.  Read Original Content

Dash Software LLC, a mobile payment platform for restaurants, recently announced their expansion to Chicago.  Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app. Customers inform their server when they arrive that they will be paying with Dash, which is integrated into the restaurant's POS.  Read Original Content

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of October 12, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Intel has released a developer kit so programmers can write and deploy JavaScript applications for Internet of Things and sensor devices. Past estimates have pegged the number of IoT devices to reach between 30 billion and 50 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible forecasts the wireless M2M market to account for $196 billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a combined annual growth rate of 21 percent during the six year period between 2014 and 2020. Read Original Content

In 2015 AT&T expects to connect nearly half of new wireless-connected U.S. passenger vehicles. The company expects to serve more than 10 million such vehicles by the end of 2017.  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 Gartner by 2020 retail businesses that utilize targeted messaging in combination with internal positioning systems will see a five percent increase in sales. Read Original Content

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 combined annual growth rate of 12 percent. Read Original Content
According to data by research agency International Data Corporation, the global IoT market is likely to expand manifold to $7.1 trillion by 2020, as more and more people develop an affinity for full-time connectivity. Read Original Content

The era of the smart machine is upon us, and it will be the most disruptive in the history of IT, according to information technology research firm Gartner. Read Original Content

Chinese networking giant Huawei has acquired the UK's Neul, a pioneer in using thin slices of spectrum that wants to make the Internet of Things profitable and manageable for mobile network operators. Read Original Content

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Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Kaj Van De Loo
Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Chris Tonas
Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's CEO Todd Fryburger
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A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

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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
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.