Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - August 19, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is 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 numbers and trends.

You can read archived versions of the newsletter here - http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/kevins-mobility-news-weekly.html.

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Mobile devices are overtaking PCs. In a nutshell, what we are seeing in smartphones is bigger than anything that has come before it. Much bigger than the PC. And it is coming so fast that we don't realize what's happening.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/08/11/the-great-game-mobile-devices-overtaking-pcs/?hpt=Sbin

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ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware - http://www.clicksoftware.com/.

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Spain added 269,371 mobile lines in June, bringing the total number to 52.83 million, up by 2.2 percent over the same month of 2009, according to the monthly report by Spanish regulator CMT.

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2010/08/12/4953024.htm

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I was asked the other day to put together a list of questions to send to a management team in advance of my visit. They had asked me to help them develop an enterprise mobility strategy. This was an interesting task. I had little knowledge of the scope of their ambitions, so I approached this challenge by creating a list of open ended questions that were designed to uncover their interests and their range of possible needs. How would you prepare to discuss an infinite number of different mobility scenarios, business processes, IT infrastructures, ERPs and a plethora of mobile devices.

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-do-you-advise-enterprise-on.html

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The latest quarterly update to ABI Research's enterprise mobility regional market data sets shows that healthcare, retail and manufacturing, three sectors each with a double digit share, will command over 36 percent of all mobile business customer data revenues worldwide over the next five years.

http://www.embeddedinternetdesign.com/226700253?cid=RSSfeed_embeddedinternetdesign_adlRSS

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Google's Android platform now represents 17.2 percent of the global smartphone market, overtaking Apple's iOS as the world's third most popular smartphone OS and edging past Research In Motion's BlackBerry to emerge as the top selling OS in the U.S., according to new data published by research firm Gartner.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/android-overtakes-blackberry-top-selling-u-s-smartphone-os/2010-08-12?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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I have been invited to join popular mobility blogger Gil Bouhnick, the Director of Mobile Solutions at ClickSoftware, to speak at an upcoming webinar entitled, 10 Costly Mistakes to Avoid when Selecting and Implementing a Mobility Solution. I don't know where that title came from, as I have made at least a hundred costly mistakes all by myself.

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-happens-when-you-schedule-2.html

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A friend of mine here in Boise, Jon Young developed a very interesting mobile application on Android. The application is a great example of the concept of extending business processes. The application works much like the popular RedLaser iPhone application in that it can scan an ISBN barcode on a book cover and then automatically look it up.

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/extending-mobile-business-processes-in.html

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India's telecoms ministry has suggested a formula by which security agencies can get access to corporate email on Research In Motion's Blackberry devices, the Economic Times reported.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=11433558

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The mobile commerce market is worth $2.5 billion today, and will grow four times that amount in the next couple of years, according to a panelist at the eTail 2010 Social Media & Mobile Commerce Summit.

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/mobile-commerce-market-worth-25b-and-growing-panelist/

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KeyBank is keeping on-the-go customers updated on their accounts via a new SMS mobile banking service.

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/keybank-offers-mobile-banking-service-via-sms/

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Mobile operators' 3G networks carry 72 percent of video content viewed by Android smartphone users in the U.S. according to new data issued by mobile video ad network Rhythm NewMedia. By comparison, iPhone users rely on 3G for 56 percent of their mobile video consumption.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/study-3g-networks-carry-72-android-mobile-video-traffic/2010-08-17

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I have been pondering various enterprise mobility strategies this week. I asked myself the question, "Is it better to be an enterprise mobility generalist or a business process expert that mobilizes their solutions?" What do you think?

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you.html

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The success of the iPhone and Google's Android platform spotlights the real "killer app" in the smartphone market: having apps. That's a reality likely to haunt Research In Motion as it tries to generate buyers and buzz for its new BlackBerry Torch, which hits stores next week. At Apple, there are about 250,000 apps for that. At BlackBerry's App World, there are just 8,000.

http://pyxismobile.com/News/NewsItem.aspx?id=298

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As Nokia seeks to turn around its smartphone lineup to try to compete with the BlackBerry and with Apple’s iPhone, the company is also trying to shore up its bulk cell phone business, which accounts for 84 percent of the 432 million devices Nokia sold last year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/technology/16iht-NOKIA16.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&src=busln&adxnnlx=1282172401-RkLT58YNWx3Aj4OmI/FB6Q

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Another analyst is reporting Android sales are on fire. Shipments of Android phones will grow by 561 percent in 2010 and take nearly 25 percent of the smartphone market. Additionally, Apple iPhone shipments will overtake RIM smartphones later this year, according to Digitimes Research.

http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-android-control-smartphone-market/55278

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
Phone +1 208-991-4410 twitter @krbenedict
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant, mobility analyst, writer and Web 2.0 marketing professional. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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