Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 17, 2011

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 data and trends.

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IMPORTANT! In the upcoming webinar, Implementing SAP Enterprise Mobility in Fortune 500 Companies-Ten Lessons Learned (January 25 and 27), Smartsoft Mobile will share the top ten lessons learned from implementing SAP enterprise mobility solutions in Fortune 500 Companies. If you are a systems integrator or an end user, you will value from learning what works and what doesn't work in deploying mobility solutions. This webinar will also include an overview of the enterprise mobility industry in 2011 by SAP Mentor Kevin Benedict.

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According to global telecom equipment provider Ericsson, the number of mobile broadband subscribers reached a remarkable 500 million in 2010, and that number is about to double in 2011, bringing the total to an even billion.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mobile_broadband_users_hit_1_billion_in_2011.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29

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Over 40 percent of all Twitter posts are made via a mobile phone. This figure is up from 25 percent 12 months ago.

http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/3022093.article

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Former RIM executive Raymond Reddy reportedly believes that the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will flop. His main concerns, according to the report, are timing, developer support and the platform’s reliance on tethering with BlackBerry phones.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/10/blackberry-playbook-will-fail-according-to-former-rim-exec/

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The world will see one billion mobile broadband subscribers this year, doubling from the 500 million mobile web users in 2010.

http://gigaom.com/broadband/in-2011-mobile-broadband-will-surpass-wired-broadband/

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iOS development is expected to drop slightly in 2011, from 99.5 percent to 90 percent, while Android increases from 44 percent to 74 percent.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/01/2011-mobile-trends.php

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The Apple App Store for iPhone doubled its total during the past year to almost 300,000 applications, while the total number of apps available for Google Android Market today, almost 130,000, is six times the number of applications available one year ago.

https://labs.ericsson.com/developer-community/blog/distimo-app-store-report-full-year-2010

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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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Verizon has announced they’ll have the iPhone. This means more than 180 million subscribers in the U.S. will have access to the iPhone. It’s likely that Sprint, T-Mobile and other carriers will also eventually get the iPhone.

http://blog.mobilestrategypartners.com/2011/01/11/verizon-iphone-and-the-year-of-mobile-payments/

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Companies that use mobile business intelligence make critical management decisions in one sixth the time required for companies that do not use mobile business intelligence -- 26 hours compared to 165 hours.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Mobile-BI-Doubles-Enterprise-BI-Adoption-and-Cuts-Time-to-Decision-by-70-NYSE-HHS-1378724.htm

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The number of mobile workers is increasing. More than 187.9 million workers are mobile today, and that number is expected to reach 397.1 million by 2012.

http://www.bestarticle.org/communication/what-every-cio-needs-to-know-about-mobility-costs/

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There weren’t a ton of surprises with the unveiling of the Verizon iPhone. In most respects it is identical to the iPhone 4. The biggest deal so far is that it can act as a mobile hotspot, allowing up to five PCs or devices to share its wireless connection.

http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/20110111/the-biggest-surprise-about-the-verizon-iphone-its-a-mobile-hotspot/?mod=ATD_rss

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On its quest to transform business through intelligently designed mobile applications that delight and empower people, Antenna concludes another record year achieving a compound annual growth rate of 52 percent in revenues and a 96 percent increase in new business bookings from 2008 to 2010.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Antenna-Closes-Record-Year-Cements-Leadership-Role-Rapidly-Evolving-Mobility-Market-1379311.htm

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Intermec announced four new smartphones today which consumers aren't likely to buy, but which could change their lives nonetheless.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375329,00.asp

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One in two Americans will have a smartphone by Christmas of 2011, compared to just one in ten in the summer of 2008.

http://gigaom.com/2010/03/26/1-in-2-americans-will-have-a-smartphone-by-christmas-2011/

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Family caregivers are looking to technology for help. More than two-thirds of family caregivers who have used some form of technology to help them with care giving believe Web-based and mobile technologies designed to facilitate care giving would be helpful to them.

http://www.mobilehealthwatch.com/blog/web-based-mobile-tech-hold-appeal-among-caregivers

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The number of downloaded mobile applications will leap from 10.9 billion this year to 76.9 billion in 2014, and revenue will experience a greater than 60 percent compound annual growth rate in the next several years, topping $35 billion in 2014.

http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk/mobile-erp-tipped-as-a-top-trend-in-2011/

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People are clamoring for the Apple’s iPad in the workplace, with an increasing number considering the tablet critical to their duties.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2010/12/07/citrix-says-ipad-critical-businesses/

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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.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Data Overload in a Mobile and M2M World
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Implementing SAP Enterprise Mobility in Fortune 500 Companies

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Kevin’s M2M News Weekly
Kevin’s Mobile Money News Weekly
Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
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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.