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Friday, March 27, 2015

Networked Field Services and Real-Time Decision Making

Investment in space travel has provided many direct and indirect benefits to society.  For example, weather forecasting technology, solar energy, scratch resistant lenses, water purification systems, enriched baby food and air quality monitoring have all made advancements because of investments in space travel research.  Likewise, the military has made huge investments related to the implementation of Network-Centric Warfare technologies and mobile data collection strategies that are now providing benefit and revolutionizing the way commercial field services organizations operate.

One of the most important capabilities that mobile solutions offer organizations today is the ability to provide better visibility, in near real time, into the activities and events taking place in the field – let’s call it situational awareness.  Historically, it has been difficult to ensure that quality and service standards and processes are followed on remote jobsites and in mobile environments.  The lack of real time visibility often means critical operational decisions and optimized scheduling choices are delayed which results in the inefficient utilization of resources and assets.

Better communication and visibility about the work completed or not completed on remote jobsites can ensure that proper policies and operational and safety processes are followed and assistance is provided when needed.  Receiving, processing and sharing sensor (M2M) data from equipment, digital images, streaming video and real time mobile app updates with management and other process experts can often resolve challenging issues quickly and efficiently.

Today mobile applications support mobile data collection, real time database queries, alerts, mobile business processes, work order dispatch, location tracking, optimized scheduling, customer updates and alerts in most areas of the world.  Situational awareness is a new capability for most organizations.  It virtually enables managers and experts from anywhere in the world to be “digitally present” on remote jobsites.  Being “digitally present” is accomplished today using a variety of tools available on most smartphones. These tools include:

  • Phone
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Voice/Audio
  • SMS
  • Email
  • Augmented reality
  • Bluetooth add-on equipment
  • GPS/Maps/Tracking
  • Custom mobile apps

Most organizations have yet to understand and exploit these capabilities to maximize efficiency and optimize returns. Each of these tools can and do play an important role in a networked field services operation.

The New Networked Organization

The most advanced militaries are developing and implementing strategies based on the concept of Network-Centric Warfare.  These strategies, methodologies and concepts have direct relevance to commercial enterprises and field services organizations today under the name Network-Centric Operations or Networked Field Services.

The military uses rugged handhelds, radios, laptop computers, satellites, radio scanners, drones (UAVs), human resources, video surveillance, aerial surveillance, infrared cameras, remote sensors of all kinds and many other embedded mobile devices to create a web or grid of data collection points that are all wirelessly networked together.

Collected data is securely and wirelessly sent to a central server where it forms a real time and unified view of operations that can be used for analysis, forecasting, resource allocation, planning and real time decision making.  This networked approach enables users to see where their assets are located, where they are needed and how best to manage them at all times to successfully and efficiently accomplish the mission.

Network-Centric Warfare, goes by the name Network-Centric Operations in commercial environments and is a relatively new military doctrine.  It seeks to translate an information advantage (real-time data collected in the field) into a competitive advantage by using it for real-time decision-making.   This networking, combined with real-time data, analytics, AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning, enable organizations to behave and respond in ways never before possible.  This strategy is based on the following four beliefs:

  1. A robustly networked workforce improves data sharing.
  2. Data sharing enhances the quality of information and supports situational awareness.
  3. Shared situational awareness enables collaboration, and management and resource agility.
  4. Points 1-3 support an optimized and efficient workforce

In order to optimize the performance of a military operation or a field services organization, it is critical to know, in real time, the location of all resources, the status of each job, the assets and equipment needed, and the time each job will require. When effectively coordinated and managed, human resources, equipment, assets and mobile inventories can be shared between multiple projects, and the right experts with the right levels of experience can be used on the right projects at the right time.  The bottom line is that a leaner, more efficient organization can be put in the field that can accomplish more work with fewer resources and generate a higher return on investment.

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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, March 26, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of March 22, 2015

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

Also read Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

The days of the desktop — and laptop, for that matter — are making way for the age of mobile. At the top 10 U.S. retailers, almost 50 percent of users utilize only mobile devices to shop.  Read Original Content

Mumbai-based Super Jobs Pvt Ltd, the company behind jobs search and resume building app under the same brand, has acquired mobile commerce enabling firm Crunch Commerce Inc.  Read Original Content

Tokenization is a leading driver behind the adoption of mobile payments, according to Visa. The company’s global head of mobile products, Bill Gajda, believes the introduction of tokenization is making the mobile payments space more secure.  Read Original Content

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

Mobile shopping in China saw tremendous growth in 2014.  According to the study from iResearch, mobile spending tripled in 2014 over what it had been in 2013.  Read Original Content

Swrve announced it would be supporting a range of different types of “rich media” messages that will open the company up to mobile marketing.  Among these mobile marketing opportunities will be interactive messages, video content, and surveys that allow the consumer to actually take part in the conversation.  Read Original Content


According to an eMarketer research report, smartphones account for 11.2 percent of e-commerce revenue, and tablets account for 13.7 percent. In contrast, smartphones account for 29.9 percent of total e-commerce traffic, whereas tablets account for just 14.4 percent of total e-commerce traffic.  Read Original Content

Consumers may be somewhat uneasy about making a mobile purchase, according to a recent survey from Baird Equity Research. Though mobile commerce has been gaining more attention, consumers still prefer to use more conventional forms of commerce when making purchases, especially in physical stores.  Read Original Content

The team that figured out how to engineer micro-targeted engagement for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign has officially announced the launch of a mobile commerce platform called Modest. This platform allows retailers to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.  Read Original Content

According to a Vizury report, consumers are using their mobile devices for more than just searching for products online. Mobile commerce throughout the country has growth by 130 percent over the past year, with mobile representing 58 percent of all online sales made in the country.  Read Original Content

The Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show in Basel, Switzerland was hyped with announcements about wearable technology, such as the luxury smartwatch that is expected to result from a new partnership among Google, Intel, and the TAG Heuer Swiss watch-making company.  Read Original Content

Facebook is preparing its announcement of a new measurement tool for social media marketing firms that may help the network offer better competition for Google and allow the company to take on a greater share of the smartphone based ad marketplace.  Read Original Content

According to Chicago media reports, Metra will soon roll out a new mobile ticket-purchasing platform for commuters that will be a game-changing resource for train passengers.  Read Original Content

According to a survey from MasterCard, China continues to lead in terms of mobile shoppers, with approximately 70 percent of the country’s mobile population using their devices to shop online.  Read Original Content

More than 40 percent of e-Commerce sales in the UK are now carried out on mobile devices, according to a new report by online retail association IMRG, and consultancy firm Capgemini.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce in South Korea is expected to experience rapid growth in the coming years. A Boston Consulting Group report shows South Korea’s mobile Internet economy reached $28 billion in terms of revenue in 2013.  Read Original Content

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

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Discussion with Expert Ved Sen
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - Introduction
Circumnavigating the Globe and Learning about Mobility, IoT and Digital Transformation
Top Trends in Mobility 2015 - From the Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews from MWC15: Cimarron Buser
IoT and Sensors from AMS at MWC15
Kevin Benedict Interviews Micron's Mike Bokan at Mobile World Congress 2015

Videos and Podcasts of Note

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

Whitepapers of Note


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly - Week of March 22, 2015

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

Also read Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

The global mobile security market is forecast to reach $34.8 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate of 40.8 percent during 2014-2020, according to a new report released by Allied Market Research. Read Original Content

According to an IBM and Ponemon Institute study, nearly 40 percent of large companies do not take the right precautions when it comes to securing mobile apps built internally. It was also discovered that organizations are struggling to protect company and BYOD devices from attacks. Read Original Content

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, research estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content

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

The BlackBerry owned-company Secusmart has unveiled a new high-security tablet at CeBIT, a technology conference in Hanover, Germany. Developed alongside IBM and Samsung, the SecuTABLET is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and uses IBM's "secure app wrapping technology." Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has announced an advanced version of its mobile security solution, called Trustonic for KNOX, aiming to increase its presence in the global enterprise mobile market. Read Original Content


In the next three years, IBM hopes to turn $4 billion in spending on its “strategic imperatives,” namely analytics, cloud, mobile and security, into some $40 billion in sales, or 44 percent of 2018’s $90 billion in expected revenue, according to chief executive Ginni Rometty. Read Original Content

The IDC predicts over 112 million wearables will be sold globally by the year 2018. As wearable technology continues to grow, new security and privacy risks may emerge. Wearables often interact with other devices and some may collect data, which makes them a potential target for hackers who want to tap into and access sensitive personal information, such as location, login credentials, credit card information, health information and much more. Read Original Content

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

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Discussion with Expert Ved Sen
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - Introduction
Circumnavigating the Globe and Learning about Mobility, IoT and Digital Transformation
Top Trends in Mobility 2015 - From the Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews from MWC15: Cimarron Buser
IoT and Sensors from AMS at MWC15
Kevin Benedict Interviews Micron's Mike Bokan at Mobile World Congress 2015

Videos and Podcasts of Note

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

Whitepapers of Note


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Discussion with Expert Ved Sen

In this Google+ Hangout OnAir, I have the privilege of discussing the findings of my recent report, Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, with UK based mobile and digital transformation expert Ved Sen. We discuss the challenges identified and possible solutions.  Enjoy!

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Introduction
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 1
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 2
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 3

Video Link: https://youtu.be/IMYHORGxMYY?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 Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of March 22, 2015

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

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!

With the increased adoption of IoT in the manufacturing sector, the Internet of things Market in China is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.15 percent from 2014-2019, says research firm Technavio. Read Original Content

More than 500 enterprises now rely on Telefonica’s Smart M2M solution worldwide, reaffirming the service provider’s continued prominence and stature in the global M2M space. Read Original Content

According to GSMA, research shows that at the current rate of trajectory, global cellular M2M connections will reach close to one billion by 2020, growing at 25 percent per year over the period 2015 to 2020. Read Original Content

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

Over a billion devices will connect people at homes and offices through the Internet of Things, making people and cities smart, global technology research firm Gartner said on Friday. Read Original Content

Gartner has predicted that by 2020 the number of connected things being used by smart cities will reach 9.7 billion. Read Original Content


Technology firms in Taiwan and Asia are well positioned to capture significant value from the nascent Internet-of-Things market, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Read Original Content

According to Market Research Store, Global Internet of Things market Internet of Things market will grow at a  compound annual growth rate of 31.72 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Apple could soon launch an iPhone dock as the central hub of its HomeKit smart home initiative, according to a new patent application published by the USPTO. Read Original Content

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

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - Introduction
Circumnavigating the Globe and Learning about Mobility, IoT and Digital Transformation
Top Trends in Mobility 2015 - From the Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews from MWC15: Cimarron Buser
IoT and Sensors from AMS at MWC15
Kevin Benedict Interviews Micron's Mike Bokan at Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews: Xamarin's Steve Hall
Mobile Expert Interviews: Microsoft's Rob Tiffany at MWC15
What's New in Mobility in 2015 - Reporting from MWC 2015

Videos and Podcasts of Note

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

Whitepapers of Note


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

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

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 22, 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!

More than 100,000 health apps are available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, according to Research2guidance, a mobile market research firm. By 2017, it estimates the market for such tools will be $26 billion.  Read Original Content

An estimated seven in ten U.S. adults say they track at least one health indicator, and 21 percent of this group use some form of technology to track their health data, according to data from the Pew Research Center.  Read Original Content

The IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics analyzed more than 40,000 healthcare applications available in the US version of the Apple App Store. The goal was to determine the value they provide to a patient’s health. The study found that of the apps examined, only 16,275 are directly linked to patient care and treatment.  Read Original Content

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

Doc Halo, LLC a leading developer of mobile apps for healthcare providers, has announced they have recently added record number of users to their Secure Mobile Health Platform. In the first months of 2015, Doc Halo is on a 150 percent growth trajectory.  Read Original Content

According to Kleinberg, remote patient monitoring is improving clinical quality because you're able to pay attention to data from the patient not just when they come into the physician's office that day, but data that can be accumulated over days, weeks and months.  Read Original Content


Hills Health Solutions has signed an agreement with Canadian telehealth and home care monitoring vendor Telus Health Solutions to bring its remote patient monitoring system to Australia and New Zealand.  Read Original Content

The global smart wearable healthcare devices and services market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of 27.99 percent from 2014-2019, according to a new report from research firm Technavio.  Read Original Content

Mobile healthcare technology, tools and devices are boosting patient care and treatment strategies, from preventing maternal health issues to battling Ebola, in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone in Africa.  Read Original Content

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, the Center for Innovative Technology announced the creation of EMERGE! Accelerating Wearable Tech for First Responders to speed the delivery of the latest innovative wearable technologies for responders.  Read Original Content

First Derm, the teledermatology app that allows patients to receive an opinion on any skin ailment directly from board-certified dermatologists in only 24 hours, has reached 100,000 downloads.  Read Original Content

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

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - Introduction
Circumnavigating the Globe and Learning about Mobility, IoT and Digital Transformation
Top Trends in Mobility 2015 - From the Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews from MWC15: Cimarron Buser
IoT and Sensors from AMS at MWC15
Kevin Benedict Interviews Micron's Mike Bokan at Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews: Xamarin's Steve Hall
Mobile Expert Interviews: Microsoft's Rob Tiffany at MWC15
What's New in Mobility in 2015 - Reporting from MWC 2015

Videos and Podcasts of Note

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

Whitepapers of Note


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


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

Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin'sYouTube Channel
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, March 23, 2015

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 3

In this new report titled Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, I ask 80 IT and business professionals involved in enterprise and consumer mobility to answer a series of questions.  The results will be shared here in the following article series.  This is Part 3 in the series.

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, An Introduction
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 1
Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report, Part 2

Question: Do you (or your clients’) have IT systems that are too slow or incapable of supporting real-time mobile application requirements?
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Eighty-four percent report IT systems in their inventory that are completely incapable of supporting real-time mobility.   It is important for enterprises to take inventory of their IT systems and to thoroughly understand which systems can support real-time mobility, and which cannot, and then analyze the cost of non-support.  This inventory must be reviewed alongside forecasted technology and market trends and the actions of competitors.  The pace of change, in many cases, is faster than current planning and budget cycles, and without bold action the ability to successfully compete in the future diminishes.

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Question: Will your (or your clients’) IT environment and back office systems prevent you from delivering an optimized mobile application experience?

Optimized mobile applications are viewed as key to the future success of businesses, yet 43% report IT environments and systems that will prevent them from delivering an optimized user experience. This data should be viewed with the seriousness it deserves and should serve as a call to action.

Recent studies find that mobile application users are impatient and only willing to wait for 3-5 seconds for a mobile application to load before abandoning it.  Many never to return.  This is significant as a higher percentage of commerce is moving to mobile applications.

Question: How important is the speed of a mobile application to the overall user experience?

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All survey participants identified mobile app speed as being “Important.”  80% said it was “Very Important.”  Mobile applications by their very nature are often in the hands of a moving user.  Location and time are key data points used to establish context in many mobile apps (e.g. this morning’s weather in Boston).  No matter how great a mobile application design - delays in retrieving or interacting with back-office business or IT systems equate to negative user experiences and must be resolved.

Benchmarks for acceptable mobile application responses and speeds should be established and used to detect troublesome systems early.  Some speed issues may be related to app design or Internet connectivity, but often the problems are in the back-office IT environment and require extensive efforts to alleviate.


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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 Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 22, 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!

Ford Motor Company and telematics partner Telogis have introduced a “next-generation” connected vehicle solution designed to deliver advanced capabilities and benefits to commercial fleets of any size, operating any mix of equipment. Read Original Content

GE Capital Fleet Services has identified $420 million in potential cost savings for customers in 2014, with customers realizing $210 million in actual savings as a result. Read Original Content

The market for smart grid sensors is set to rapidly expand in the coming decade, with revenues growing nearly ten-fold, from 2014 to 2021, according to IHS Inc. Read Original Content

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

A report by Transparency market Research states that growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, the global smart grid market will reach US $118.1 billion in 2019, up from US $37.7 billion in 2012. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the global smart grid networking market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.1 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content


Analysts forecast the Internet of Things market in China to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.15 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the commercial vehicle telematics market in the Americas to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.68 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Global sales of insurance telematics products are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 80.20 percent over 2013-2018, and the subscriber base is expected to reach 85.5 million in 2018. The growth in the insurance telematics market over 2013-2018 is expected to be driven by increased adoption of telematics products in the UK, the US, and Italy. Read Original Content

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

Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure Report - Introduction
Circumnavigating the Globe and Learning about Mobility, IoT and Digital Transformation
Top Trends in Mobility 2015 - From the Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews from MWC15: Cimarron Buser
IoT and Sensors from AMS at MWC15
Kevin Benedict Interviews Micron's Mike Bokan at Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile Expert Interviews: Xamarin's Steve Hall
Mobile Expert Interviews: Microsoft's Rob Tiffany at MWC15
What's New in Mobility in 2015 - Reporting from MWC 2015

Videos and Podcasts of Note

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

Whitepapers of Note


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


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

Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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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.