Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - November 11, 2010

Kevin's 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 numbers and trends.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and chief executive, said 200 million people now access Facebook through its mobile application, a threefold increase since last year.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/11/facebook-opens-up-about-mobile-strategy-unveils-new-deals-program.html

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Kicking a boot into RIM's side, Dell announced all 25,000 employees will be given Dell Venue Pros running WP7 in exchange for their BlackBerrys, but they're also offering a new service to their clients for help switching from BlackBerry.

http://m.gizmodo.com/5682309/dell-were-kicking-[blackberry]-out

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AT&T has formed a new health care unit called ForHealth to combine current services with future mobile and cloud products to improve the quality of patient care and lower medical costs across the United States.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/ATandT-Aligns-New-Health-Care-Business-Around-Mobility-the-Cloud-353676/

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Security is the biggest challenge for SAP in its push toward software mobility, so the German enterprise applications firm is partnering hardware and security vendors to ensure the security of its mobile applications.

http://www.zdnetasia.com/security-biggest-challenge-for-enterprise-mobility-62204356.htm
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Mobility is big -- $1 billion big by 2014, according to analyst projections. It is the fastest-growing segment of the technology industry. It is also big in the minds of regulators, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, employees, customers and bosses.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9195422/Mobility_will_be_massive_and_massively_disruptive_

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Google's Android mobile operating system now powers 25.5 percent of all smartphones worldwide, further closing the gap on global market share leader Symbian, according to new data issued by research firm Gartner.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/gartner-android-now-powers-25-percent-all-smartphones/2010-11-10

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Mobility and social media are causing disconnects between employees and IT policies. That's the conclusion of the second part of the Cisco Connected World Report, released this week.

http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=26323

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BoxTone announced results from surveys of nearly 1200 IT professionals and line of business executives at more than 800 enterprises, government agencies and Managed Services Providers, which suggest that enterprise adoption of the iPad is accelerating.

http://hosted-exchange.tmcnet.com/topics/mobility/articles/116054-hosted-exchange-mobility-ipad-a-high-value-application.htm

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The U.S. wireless data market grew seven percent quarter over quarter and 25 percent year over year, to exceed $14 billion in mobile data service revenues in third quarter 2010.

http://www.chetansharma.com/usmarketupdateq32010.htm

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Shares in Research In Motion slipped more than three percent on Friday morning as investors fretted the BlackBerry smartphone's stranglehold on corporate communications was being eroded by rival devices.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE6A43UQ20101105

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AT&T’s wireless network performs better than systems maintained by other top carriers including Verizon Wireless in many markets, according to new data from start-up RootMetrics, a mobile network performance service.

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2010/11/att_mobilitys_network_fares_better_than_rivals_in_14_markets.html

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To enable small businesses to stay connected with their business and customer data while away from the office, SAP AG has created an iPhone application for the SAP Business One application, available now on the Apple iTunes Store.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mobile-application-for-sap-business-one-available-for-iphone-106674738.html

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Samsung topped the list of U.S. mobile phone manufacturers in the third quarter, while most smartphone makers lost market share to Google Android based phones.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/virtual/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228200130&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

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Third quarter has been a great period for smartphones as shipments of such devices has reached 81.1 million, up an impressive 89.5 percent compared to the same period of 2009. This growth favored all major smartphone vendors and enabled Apple to surpass RIM and take the second in the market.

http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/31506/apple-takes-second-smartphone-market-nokia-still-top

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Despite assumptions that the iPhone would struggle to achieve a foothold in Japan, a country on the cutting edge of mobile technology, the iPhone has taken the land of the rising sun by storm. In 2009 the iPhone accounted for 72.2 percent of the smartphone market in Japan, and 4.9 percent of the entire cell phone market in the country.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/68334

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Microsoft helped pioneer the whole idea of a smartphone, but after a few attempts, the company was never able to get one to really catch fire with the public. Now, the tech giant is hoping to change that with new Windows 7 phones on sale this week.

http://brooklyn.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/technology/128535/microsoft-re-enters-smart-phone-market

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The total small office/home office sector smartphone market will grow 18 percent in 2014 compared to 2010.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/US-Business-Smartphone-Sales-Increase-SOHO-Businesses-Education-Professional-Services-1350500.htm

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Much to the irritation of competing operators, T-Mobile USA is stepping up its message that its HSPA+ network is in fact "America's largest 4G network."

http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/t-mobile-steps-marketing-speak-it-has-nations-largest-4g-network/2010-11-02?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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Google extended its new Instant predictive search tool to Android and iPhone devices in the U.S., two months after unveiling the solution for the desktop.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/google-extends-instant-search-mobile/2010-11-05?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, mobile industry analyst and experienced mobile industry executive, offers both one and two day onsite workshops designed to educate and inform executives and management teams on enterprise mobility and mobile strategies for businesses. This workshop is designed to provide a complete overview of enterprise mobility and what it means to the business. The workshop is customized based upon the needs of participants. For more details visit http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html.

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Report from Last Week's ClickConnect North America 2010 on Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Applications and Their Real Value
Flexible Mobile Solutions – The Great Debate
Questions About Enterprise Mobility and Recent Industry Developments
Security and Enterprise Mobility
iPad Databases, Gartner and Enterprise Mobility
Custom Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
SAP’s Perfect Plant and Enterprise Mobility

Recent Interviews by Kevin Benedict

Sybase's Shawn McEwen on Enterprise Mobility and ClickSoftware
Dr. Moshe BenBassat, Founder ClickSoftware
ClickSoftware's SVP of Alliances Nigel Clark
ClickSoftware's Simon Morris, VP Marketing
ClickSoftware's Senior VP of Worldwide Sales Zvi Piritz
ClickSoftware's Dmitri Krasik on Enterprise Mobility

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Also available are Kevin’s M2M News Weekly and Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly.

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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.