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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of October 26, 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!

Mobile data gateway firm Wandera has warned enterprises the security threat level against mobile devices is increasing every day. Read Original Content

Several Samsung Galaxy mobile devices are now cleared to store classified information, paving the way for Samsung to tap a broad market of government agencies and private contractors that handle sensitive data. The green light for Samsung’s Knox security platform comes from the NSA, among other security agencies. Read Original Content

BlackBerry's highly regarded security strategy has earned the company top ranking in a new evaluation of the mobile device management sector. In Forrester's ranking, BlackBerry received the highest possible score in 12 of the 27 criteria. 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.

Around 45 percent of Android devices have a browser that is vulnerable to two serious security issues, but some countries have a considerably larger percentage of affected users than others, according to data from mobile security firm Lookout. Read Original Content

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a contract to supply encrypted smartphone units for use by enterprise information technology managers in government. Read Original Content


For the second time in four months, researchers at a computer security company are connecting the Russian government to electronic espionage efforts around the world. Read Original Content

Executives of BAE Systems in London are boosting their company's expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with their proposed acquisition of cyber expert SilverSky in Milford, Conn. Read Original Content

ABI Research calculates cyber security spending for critical infrastructure protection will reach US $109 billion globally by 2020. The majority of spending will focus on securing the financial sector and the ICT infrastructure, with the North American and European regions pumping the most into network, systems, and data security. Read Original Content

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

A Need for Speed - Predictive Analytics Meets Education for Mobile App Developers

Insights from Designing and Practicing Mobile Security in the Trenches
Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's Dan Homrich
The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration
Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target
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

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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 26, 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 Droid Turbo, made by Motorola, has just about the biggest battery ever put into a smartphone. It's more than twice the size of the iPhone 6 battery and even more than a third bigger than the giant iPhone 6 plus and Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read Original Content

Apple's new iPad comes with a feature that could shake up the telecom industry: A reprogrammable SIM card that can be used to switch between different network providers.  Read Original Content

Panasonic India said it would foray into the fast-growing Sri Lankan market with its range of mobile phones across various price points.  The Sri Lankan market has a massive potential for growth in the mobile phone industry and there is a huge untapped telecom consumer segment offering a favorable opportunity for Panasonic.  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/

Google released a global study, conducted by TNS, that found Singapore is the world’s largest smartphone market per capita, with the devices now outstripping desk top computer use to access the internet.  Read Original Content

According to Kantar Worldpanel researchers, smartphones sales grew 35 percent year over year in the US in the quarter ending September 30, 2014. Android models made up for 61.8 percent of sales in this country. Read Original Content
According to IHS iSuppli, a Korean market research firm, Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Xiaomi is referred to as the Apple of China, and the market research shows Q3 2014 sales have surpassed Huawei.  Read Original Content

Amazon is down about eight percent since reporting its earnings. The company’s operating loss went from $25 million to $544 million on the quarter. A big part of that red ink was generated by the Fire Phone, Amazon’s attempt to muscle its way into the incredibly competitive smartphone market.  Read Original Content

One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges.  That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day.  Read Original Content

SoftBank Corp. announced the company will release its new smartphone in late November and its easy-to-use design will be particularly convenient for the elderly.  Read Original Content

As per IDC's statistics, nearly 821,000 units of phablets were shipped during the one-year period between July 2013 - when IDC first started tracking phablet shipments - and June 2014; thereby underscoring a two-fold increase in phablet sales year-on-year.  Read Original Content

LG has unveiled Nuclun, its first mobile application processor. Nuclun, which features eight-core architecture and LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for high performance and low energy consumption, will debut this week in the G3 Screen, a smartphone developed specifically for the Korean market.  Read Original Content

Samsung's UK president says a recent slowdown in smartphone sales is a sign the market is saturated, and believes now is the time for the South Korean giant to double down on quality to continue its growth in a mature market.  Read Original Content

A U.S. federal secure cloud offering is being developed by SAP planned to address all dimensions of the cloud model, including support, operations and delivery. It is envisioned to be ideal for mission-critical applications such as the SAP Human Capital Management application for U.S. Federal Government Organizations.  Read Original Content

AppsStore, a renowned mobile app development company is now offering iPhone and Android Apps at competitive prices. The company provides development services for different platforms such as iPhone app, iPad app, BlackBerry app, Windows phone 7 app, HTML 5 mobile web development and mobile video SMS services.  Read Original Content

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 percent year-on-year, doubling devices shipped to the high-margin premium market dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.  Read Original Content

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

A Need for Speed - Predictive Analytics Meets Education for Mobile App Developers

Insights from Designing and Practicing Mobile Security in the Trenches
Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's Dan Homrich
The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration
Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target
Mobile Expert Interviews: Kony Solutions' Dipesh Mukerji

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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 29, 2014

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of October 26, 2014

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

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

According to research firm TechNavio, the connected M2M home appliance market in the United States is expected to witness significant growth, with a combined annual growth rate of 49.98 percent from 2014-2018. Read Original Content

Intel Capital announced it has invested $28 million in Chinese biometrics, Internet of things, wearables and in-game communications firms, along with the developer of a major Chinese Android fork, according to a report by Gigaom. Read Original Content

Iridium has signed an agreement to provide M2M services to Trimble for its transportation and logistics business. The partnership helps Trimble expand coverage of assets beyond North America to include Europe and other parts of the world. 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/

M2M connections will account for at least ten percent of the global mobile market by 2020, according to a forecast from GSMA Intelligence. Read Original Content

The government of India is working on an ambitious plan to create US $15 billion Internet of Things industry in the next six years. Read Original Content
IBM has announced its approach to marketing Bluemix cloud services for the Internet of Things with its IBM Internet of Things Foundation service based on its Smarter Planet initiative. Read Original Content

Research and Reports forecast the Internet of Things and M2M market to be worth $498.92 billion by 2019. The value of Internet of Things market is expected to reach $1423.09 billion by 2020, at an estimated combined annual growth rate of 4.08 percent from 2014 to 2020, whereas the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) market is forecast to be worth $9.69 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

Markets and Markets forecasts the global smart grid-networking market to grow from $7.12 billion in 2014 to $11.61 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent. Read Original Content

Southeast Asian countries will invest $13.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure between 2014 and 2024, according to a new study by market intelligence firm Northeast Group. Read Original Content

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

Insights from Designing and Practicing Mobile Security in the Trenches

Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's Dan Homrich
The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration
Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target
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

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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 26, 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!

The fortunes of the mobile payment and biometric security boom are beginning to trickle down to the rest of the digital security industry, if Gemalto is any indication. Gemalto posted overall revenue growth of six percent, but revenue for online payment specifically is up 20 percent.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce is booming. Forrester research estimated revenue from shopping on mobile devices would hit $114 billion in 2014. In comparison, Apple paid developers $10 billion and Google paid $5 billion over the last year, meaning mobile commerce is already over seven times the digital goods revenue of the mobile platform leaders!  Read Original Content

A new report from Transparency Market Research, states the global near field communication market, which valued US $1.068 billion in 2012, is expected to acquire net worth of US $20.01 billion by 2018, growing at a very health compound annual growth rate of 43.7 percent during the forecast period.  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/

You'll be able to use your new iPhone as a wallet starting Monday, October 20, Apple revealed. That's the launch date for Apple Pay, the mobile payment service Apple previewed last month.  Read Original Content

Oil and gas company Total is to begin accepting mobile payments through a partnership with card payment system operator BKM at its petrol stations across Turkey that will let Club Total members make a payment without having to leave their car.  Read Original Content
Startup Sign2Pay, launching at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, is aiming to improve low conversion rates on mobile devices by simplifying and streamlining the payment process for debit card transactions. By, for instance, removing the need for bank issued hardware devices to authenticate the buyer’s identity via a one-time challenge code.  Read Original Content

Soft-Bank Corp is in advanced funding talks with Indian mobile commerce company Paytm and cab rental startup Olacabs, even as the Japanese firm is widely expected to announce a $650-million investment in ecommerce major Snapdeal during Chief Executive Masayoshi Son's visit to the country next week.  Read Original Content

Snapdeal.com is now predicting that smartphone users will purchase 90 percent of its orders on its websites, as those mobile devices become more affordable and make it possible for a growing number of people to reach the Internet. This will bring millions of new customers exclusively to their website via mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

A report by The Verge today showed Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Rite Aid and CVS have moved to block Apple Pay by modifying their terminals to block NFC payments ahead of an alternative solution a group of retailers is working on called ‘CurrentC.’  Read Original Content

The stiffening rivalry among Square, Apple, PayPal and other payment-technology providers -- all betting on a future when digital wallets replace cash and credit cards -- reflects the rising stakes in a market that EMarketer Inc. estimates will be worth $118 billion by 2018, from $3.5 billion this year.  Read Original Content

Accoring to Adyen, Europe remains the leading region when it comes to adopting mobile payments.  Overall, mobile devices accounted for 23.3 percent of all online payments for the three months ending September 30, according to the report. That was up from 21.5 percent in the previous quarter ending in June.  Read Original Content

E-commerce site Etsy just launched its own mobile card reader to help its more than one million sellers better run their businesses offline. Etsy made this move to help its shop owners better integrate its online and offline business — the card reader and accompanying app will help them keep track of inventory and sales all in one place.  Read Original Content

Financial service companies are expected to invest about $110 billion in various mobile payment technologies by 2017, with mobile getting a very healthy percentage of those funds, projects Frost & Sullivan.  Read Original Content

Zapp, a mobile payments initiative backed by banks in the U.K., announced retail partnerships that will go into affect in 2015, according to a press release. Four of the most customer-focused and innovative retailers across a range of sectors lead the way in Asda, Sainsbury's, House of Fraser and Shop Direct, according to the announcement.  Read Original Content

Verizon Communications led a $9.4 million investment round in Flint Mobile, a mobile payments service that uses software to process transactions instead of hardware, giving the company a boost from a major carrier.  Read Original Content

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

Insights from Designing and Practicing Mobile Security in the Trenches

Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's Dan Homrich
The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration
Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target
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

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Need for Speed - Predictive Analytics Meets Education for Mobile App Developers

Peter Rogers
My world travelling friend and colleague, Peter Rogers, Chief Technologist for Studio 13 at Cognizant, shares his insights and experiences teaching rooms full of spanish mobile app developers.  Enjoy!
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There has always been a strong requirement for education within IT but the SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytic, Cloud) and Digital spaces are moving so damn fast that we now need to look at next generation learning solutions. Technology is coming out faster than technical authors can write a book and even online guides are often out of data just a few weeks after they are published. I remember falling asleep during the last Apple event and waking up to find Objective-C was dead and everybody appeared to be using something that looked like JavaScript to write iPhone Apps. Bleeding Edge technology used to describe a situation where there is a lack of documentation, code stability and active community to use a technology in a production environment. Nowadays this is the typical situation if you want to use the latest technology, with developer builds of web browsers implementing features out of HTML 5.1 and ECMAScript 6 before the standards are even complete.

This leads to a strong requirement to teach people and to teach them quickly. Often companies are rolling out Digital Training Programs and the participants are expected to finish the course in a week or two, whilst juggling a full plate of work. The emphasis is often in spotting potential early in order to move the right people into your department or to take corrective mistakes before it is too late. A typical training course is designed to start slowly and work gradually up the level of difficulty, so that at the end of a 2 – 3 week course then you have a thorough understanding of the skills, competencies, weaknesses and potential of the students.

The problem is that in this current market you really don't have 2 – 3 weeks to make that kind of judgement of potential. Imagine if in a single day you were able to determine somebody’s potential and furthermore analyse their weaknesses in order to streaming a dedicated training program for them. You could quickly collect the right people for your new department, make recruitment decisions and longer training programs would be infinitely more effective.

I am currently trialling such a method in Spain and I have called it “Big Bang Training”. The theory is that you carefully select the candidates for your course so that you know they are trainable and have potential for greatness. Once you have the right candidates in the mix then on the first day you throw them in the deep end and teach them an advanced topic flat out for the whole day. You need to choose the right educational tool for this to work and I have chosen a very advanced interactive video system with a real-time code playground. If you can get your students to engage 100% with the educational tool then you have a chance of pushing them further than most people would think possible. You also need a good sense of humour and to be able to read people to tell when to plan the breaks, as opposed to being a slave to fixed lunch hours.

Once the students have completed a mixed batch of theory and practical for a whole day then you assess them in an eLearning system that can build up an analytical profile of their strengths and weaknesses. From my experience so far you can spot the truly great candidates even on the first day and you can also spot those who are going to grow. You use the weaknesses to build a dedicated character profile in order to create a personalised training program that can support the weaker candidates more effectively.

It becomes more interesting when you start to wonder if you can use predictive analytics on smaller sets of data in order to effectively predict behaviour. Obviously this depends on the quality of the data samples but interesting IT learning does follow some simple patterns. IT folk have definitely evolved over the years to be more business focussed but they are still a more predictable bunch that other demographics. This invariably means that less analytical seed data is required to make some quite radical conclusions.

It takes 4 weeks to learn Angular but in one single day I have been able to teach the basics from scratch to a carefully selected bunch, with a carefully selected education tool and to fully profile them in order to spot potential and create dedicated training plans to counter any weaknesses. The right learning software, the right people and the right conditions are critical but it does seem that Big Bang Training may indeed offer the next generation of education to those who are not granted the generosity of father time in today’s hectic working environment.


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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 Health News Weekly – Week of October 26, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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

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

Data from the Pew Research Internet Project shows that 58 percent of U.S. adults had a smartphone as of January 2014.  Of those who use smartphones, about one-third -- or about 46 million users -- accessed fitness or health care-related apps in January 2014, according to data compiled by the Nielsen Company.  Read Original Content

The city of Baltimore and Emocha Mobile Health will be launching a pilot program aimed at easing the burden of tuberculosis care monitoring on the city's provider community.  The city’s health department will use Emocha’s medication adherence app, miDOT, to help tuberculosis patients adhere to their medication regimen.  Read Original Content

More than one-third of health-care providers have suggested using mobile health apps to improve patient outcomes, according to an article by Ken Terry in Medical Economics.  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.

A Manhattan Research survey recently found many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be used to improve patient outcomes, according to an article published October 8 in Medical Economics.  Read Original Content

Mobile technology and digital health could go a long way in combating the Ebola virus.  A number of technology-enhanced efforts are underway across the globe, ranging from the expansion of text-message-based alerts throughout West Africa to hospital sterilization efforts in both the U.S. and abroad.  Read Original Content
A new study released in the Journal of Medical Internet Research from three Finland researchers, reveals 77 percent of studies, 46 of 60 reviewed, noted improved outcomes in patient care when text is used to remind patients about medication intake, appointments and lifestyle reminders.  Read Original Content

Analysts from ReportsnReports.com forecast the global remote patient monitoring market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.44 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

A remote, mobile device that wirelessly transmits patients' continuous glucose monitoring data to up to five caregivers has just been given FDA approval.  Dexcom Share is not a monitor in itself but a cradle accessory designed to harbor the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.  Read Original Content

A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar.  Read Original Content

An mHealth vendor is asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reimburse physicians who use devices that can continually monitor a diabetic's blood sugar levels.  The technology is at the forefront of mHealth advances in the treatment of diabetes, which accounts for roughly $245 billion in annual healthcare spending.  Read Original Content

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

Insights from Designing and Practicing Mobile Security in the Trenches

Mobile Expert Interviews: StarMobile's Dan Homrich
The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration
Digital Transformation, Change Management and Planning for a Moving Target
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

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst
Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

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!

Berg Insight said the number of active commercial fleet management systems deployed in Europe was 3.65 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. At a compound annual growth rate of 14.2 percent, that number should hit 7.10 million by 2018, the Swedish research firm said. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global GIS market in the transportation industry to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.93 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

IDTechEx states that in 2013 the total RFID market was worth $7.88 billion, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, and growing to $9.2 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors. IDTechEx forecast that to rise to $30.24 billion in 2024. 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.

The global RFID blood monitoring systems market was valued at US $40.9 million in 2012. However, it is expected to reach US $174.2 million by 2019, growing at a combined annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2019. Read Original Content

Fleet decision-makers across the UK’s largest fleets are anticipating a rise in expenditure on telematics products in the next 12 months, according to research by Fleet News sister brand Sewells. Read Original Content


The global smart factory market-factory automation industry is expected to generate revenues of $246.03 billion by 2018, growing at an estimated combined annual growth rate of 8.08 percent from 2013-2018. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market – by Technology, Components, Application, and Geography – Global Forecasts to 2020“, published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of precision farming market is expected to reach $4.55 billion by 2020, growing at a combined annual growth rate of 12.2 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

Trimble has announced eCognition® Essentials, a new software solution for geospatial and remote sensing professionals performing land cover mapping tasks using satellite imagery. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets finds the global facility management market is estimated to grow from $24.65 billion in 2014 to $43.69 billion by 2019. Over the forecast period, this market is expected to experience high adoption in Asia-Pacific, and MEA regions. Read Original Content

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