Thursday, March 01, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 27, 2012

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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According to an Aberdeen Survey of 240 enterprises mobile apps designed to help employees complete works increase productivity by 45 percent. Read Original Content

Business Computing World in the U.K. found in a survey that 73 percent of executives reported growing use of employee-owned technology is a top priority in their business, and 88 percent of executives state that employees are using personal technologies for business purposes.  Read Original Content

By next year the Army will begin a shift toward allowing some soldiers and Army civilian employees to use their own personal mobile devices at work says Army deputy CIO Mike Krieger.  Read Original Content

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In the U.S. and EU5 markets, smartphone penetration grew at least 8 percentage points over the past year, with the UK showing the highest growth rate with a 17.1 percentage point increase, according to comScore’s latest report.  Read Original Content


A survey of around 500 Jaspersoft business intelligence users found that two-thirds of them have already deployed or now have concrete plans to deploy BI tools on mobile phones in their organizations.  Read Original Content

Facebook’s mobile platform appears to be living up to its promise, with more than 60 million monthly users engaging with mobile applications via the social network.  Read Original Content

Intel announced plans to enter the fast-growing Indian smartphone market by entering into a strategic partnership with Lava International, which would introduce a smartphone running its microprocessor.  Read Original Content

Forty-eight percent of American consumers are carrying mobile devices, according to Jonathan Carson, CEO of Nielsen Digital; among 25 to 34 year olds, four out of five of these mobile phone buyers choose smartphones.  Read Original Content

According to Goode Intelligence, the smartphone market for biometric security products and services, just over $30 million in 2011, will soar to more than $161 million in 2015.  Read Original Content

Nokia said its new Lumia 610 model would carry a price tag of $250, excluding subsidies and taxes, when it goes on sale next quarter. That compares with around $600 for the iPhone and other high-end smartphones. Read Original Content

As the Mobile World Congress gets set to open its doors in Barcelona, China's Huawei, South Korea's LG and Taiwan's HTC rolled out the world's first quad core phones – with processing power twice as fast as the current generation of smartphones.  Read Original Content

Nokia saw its share price plummet more than 6.5 percent after launching its latest smartphone in the Windows-based Lumia series.  Read Original Content

LG's product lineup for Mobile World Congress illustrates its increasing use of high-end components. Their phones include Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chips, high-resolution and 3D displays, better battery life, and the ability to tap into the super-fast 4G LTE network.  Read Original Content

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on Sunday launched what it touted as the " world's fastest smartphone" in its bid to squeeze into a market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.  Read Original Content

Nokia leapfrogged all its rivals during the fourth quarter of 2011 to take the top spot in the global ranking of Windows Phone producers, according to data from Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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