Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Syclo Conversation about Trends

Syclo's Joe Granda
I caught up with Syclo's EVP of Global Marketing, Joe Granda today.  There are a lot of things happening at Syclo this year.  They are busy building support for Sybase's Unwired Platform (learn more here) and adding Android support for all of their mobile solutions.  They also just finished their largest user conference of all time where they offered over 44 different educational sessions.  Next on their schedule is SAP's TechEd where they will have a booth.

I asked Joe about trends he is seeing these days in the enterprise mobility space.  He named three:
  1. The increasing demand for tablets in the field services industry.
  2. Android is now the number one shipping smartphone.
  3. Increasing desire for customers to want mobile B2C (business to consumer) apps.
These trends have emerged just over the past few months.

Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 - October 25 - 27, 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

Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform
3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
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

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.