Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of March 7, 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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With the launch of the Motorola Xoom, and impending arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook, HP TouchPad, and a plethora of other tablets, the competition is mounting for the Apple iPad. However, a survey from ChangeWave finds that the dominance of Apple's iPad is assured for the foreseeable future.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/221858/survey_paints_bleak_future_for_ipad_rivals.html

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One year after its formation, the operator led Wholesale Applications Community, has launched its commercial service.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/02/operators-launch-wac-wholesale-app-store.php

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 65 percent of the Fortune 100 have either deployed or have pilots running with the iPad.  Meanwhile, Network World puts the number in the Fortune 100 as 80 percent.

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/02/14/enterprise-ipad-adoption-up-to-80-percent-in-fortune-100/

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SAP AG has announced a new road map of in memory applications that will help customers become real time businesses, transforming the way they think, plan and operate.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sap-announces-new-generation-of-in-memory-applications-117648158.html

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Android use in the enterprise is steadily growing, but IT managers must rely on either ActiveSync or use a third-party mobile device management solution to handle security. Motorola and SAP both have revealed deals that aim to bring security closer to the device.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2011/02/motorola-and-sap-vie-to-bring.php

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Sixteen percent of all new users to Twitter start their accounts on a mobile device.  In addition, 46 percent of active users make mobile a regular part of their Twitter experience.

http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/evolving-ecosystem.html

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Downloadable, native applications may soon face stiff competition from a daunting new class of rival—applications residing in the mobile cloud. Instead of purchasing individual applications and downloading them to their phones, users will have the option to access applications via their handset's Web browser, from a cloud-based location, where the data involved is processed and stored on a system hosted by a third-party provider.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704739504576067900865394550.html

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Home usage of the PC is down 20 percent since 2008, according to a Morgan Stanley report examining the burgeoning tablet market.

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-pc-usage-2011-2

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Aided by the typical two year turnover in mobile phone contracts, smartphones now account for nearly a third of mobile devices in the U.S.  Nielsen estimates that percentage will reach 50 percent by the end of this year.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal-tech/smart-phones/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229200271&queryText=mobility

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The number of people who use Internet enabled mobile devices is expected to pass one billion by 2013.  According to eMarketer, mobile advertising spending will increase from a mere $416 million in 2009 to $1.560 billion in 2013.

http://fuelingnewbusiness.com/2010/01/12/survey-most-audiences-to-get-information-from-mobile-devices/

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Google’s Android Market experienced its first real security lapse earlier this month as more than a dozen apps were found to be lined with malicious code that could be used to steal user information and more.

http://mw.cnn.com/snarticle?c=cnnd_tech&p=0&aId=20110302:google.android.hack:1

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The Asia Pacific security information and event management market witnessed a healthy growth momentum in 2010 and is expected to grow at a strong compound annual growth rate of 27 percent during 2010-2014.  Enterprises have recognized the importance of SIEM in ramping up their security posture.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Frost-Sullivan-Asia-Pacific-SIEM-Market-to-Reach-243-Million-in-2014-1408295.htm

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SAP is setting out to make enterprise software cool again.  "It is time to re-establish technology leadership in the enterprise landscape," says SAP executive board member Vishal Sikka, indicating also that traditionally high-end products came with the assumption they had more features and could offer greater services.

http://www.microscope.co.uk/news/sap-sets-out-ambition-to-make-enterprise-software-cool-again/

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It’s official - in this quarter, Google Android overtook BlackBerry as the preferred smartphone platform of U.S. mobile subscribers.

http://www.execdigital.com/gadgets/phones/google-android-eclipses-blackberry-top-smartphone-platform

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During the fourth quarter of 2010, Android shipments in Europe numbered 7.9 million handsets.  That equates to a 1580 percent growth over fourth quarter 2009.  In terms of total share, Android now holds 31 percent of the smartphone market.

http://phandroid.com/2011/03/09/european-android-shipments-grew-1580-in-2010/

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The smartphone applications market has delivered impressive growth numbers:  Global app downloads increased by 1700 percent, the user base grew by 1300 percent, the number of different smart devices in use grew by 800 percent, the number of apps rose by 500 percent, and even the number of app stores number increased by 300 percent in the first three years.

http://www.itnewsafrica.com/?p=11260

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