Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 25, 2011

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.

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A new collaboration between SAP and Google puts your enterprise data on the map, literally.  SAP business analytics software now has a new mapping platform, courtesy of Google.  Read Original Content

New data released this week captures the frenetic growth in the mobile landscape.  As reported by GigaOm, smartphones now make up more than half of all phones sold in the U.S. and data consumption by wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets has skyrocketed.  Compared to first quarter 2010, first quarter 2011 saw a 130 percent increase in mobile data usage.  Read Original Content

Smartphone sales will hit 420 million units by the end of 2011, yet still make up only 28 percent of the market, according to a study released by IMS Research.  Read Original Content

Downloads of mobile apps will approach 48 billion by 2015.  At an average of $2.50 for each mobile app, that’s some serious coin.  Those figures are according to a new In-Stat report, which claims that the numbers add up to more than $29 billion in just four years.  Read Original Content

Global smartphone makers are looking to extend their battlefront to China, the world’s fastest growing smartphone market.  China saw the inventory of smartphones stand at 113.76 million in the first quarter of 2011, jumping 11.2 percent from the previous quarter, according to Analysys International.  Read Original Content

The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was unveiled recently in Tokyo.  The phone is the first of several handsets due over the next few months that Microsoft hopes will signal its return to the smartphone market as a serious player.  Read Original Content

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A survey of 2,852 U.S. consumers by Experian PriceGrabber in early July shows that 35 percent of those consumers plan to purchase Apple's new smartphone.  That's higher than the iPhone's current U.S. market share of about 25 percent.  Read Original Content

IMS Research sees the recent surge of more affordable smartphones as playing a major role in the continued growth of the market.  IMS analysts estimate that global smartphone sales will reach 1 billion by 2016 thanks to entry level smart handsets.  Read Original Content

SAP AG today announced that it is building on its collaboration with Google to help customers manage large data volumes in intuitive, visual displays and facilitate faster, more-informed decisions.  SAP plans to enhance its business analytics software with location-based data capabilities, allowing people to interact with real-time information via Google Maps™.  Read Original Content

Apple’s App Store is to be overtaken in terms of quarterly sales by Google’s Android Market before the end of 2012, new figures from Strategy Analytics have claimed.  Read Original Content

Mobile data bandwidth usage increased 77 percent worldwide during the first six months of 2011, according to operator information collected by mobile solutions firm Allot Communications.  Video streaming continues to dominate mobile bandwidth consumption, accounting for 39 percent of data usage in the first half of 2011.  Read Original Content

iPad and iPhone maker Apple is set to conquer the Chinese market as two of the country's biggest telecom providers battle to secure the right to sell its devices.  According to a report from Reuters, China Mobile and China Telecom are both likely to soon make moves to sell Apple products.  Read Original Content

The iPad, which sold more than 28 million units worldwide, accounted for 95 percent of business tablet activations, according to Good Technology's latest data report on mobile devices in the workplace.  Read Original Content

Recent research from Juniper Research estimates that global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010.  The market will be mainly driven by the availability of high-end handsets at competitive price.  Read Original Content

A recent Sybase survey finds that employees are willing to give up free coffee, paid parking, and even a vacation day for their choice of mobile devices and access to apps in the workplace.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Projections for and Demonstrations of HTML5
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - Las Vegas in November
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pintov
Mobile Expert Video Series: Electrix's Jeff Morgan
What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?

Upcoming Events

Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.