Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mobile Expert Video Series: Andrew Fox

Today I taught two sessions in Aukland, New Zealand on mobile strategies, plus I had the opportunity to interview SAP's Andrew Fox, Head of Mobile Business Solutions for SAP in ANZ.  Andrew is a great SAP mobility spokesman.  He is very concise, and shares his opinions on how to determine the best mobile platform options for each occasion.

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfBnuiwynbY



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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Finally a Modern HTML5 Answer for Windows Mobile Users

Things often move in slow motion in large companies.  It takes months and sometimes years to get your IT project on a priority list that gets funded.  You must seek and receive approvals from dozens of executives and managers who are often playing musical chairs on the organizational chart.  But with months or years of persistence, you may finally gain all necessary approvals and a real budget.   Now you must deliver on your projected ROIs over the next 36 months.

That is often how big enterprise mobility projects work in the world of rugged and industrial grade mobile and handheld computers.  This is a world foreign to many people familiar only with the consumer mobility space where new mobile apps are released daily, handsets and smartphones are released weekly and new versions of mobile operating systems are released quarterly.

In this industrial world of concrete and rivets, dust and rain $2,000 rugged handhelds must last 4-6 years, not months.  That means tens of thousands of companies and millions of industrial users are still using ruggedized handheld computers and mobile devices that may be 6 years old.  These are generally running on Windows Mobile operating systems.  These ruggedized mobile devices are ancient compared to the iPhone in their pocket and iPad on their desk.

These ancient mobile devices still function, but have been until now limited to only running old versions of software that are still capable of running on old versions of Windows Mobile.  That means entire industries are missing the mobility revolution and all the powerful news mobile applications and innovations that have been delivered over the last few years.  This is not a good position to be in.  These users have hit reached a dead end with their mobile technology and have missed the entire wave of mobile web based innovations, that is until now.

Earlier this month Intermec announced, http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120925005237/en/Intermec-Offers-Industry’s-Flexible-HTML5-Capable-Browser, a new HTML5 browser that runs on old Windows Mobile devices.  This is HUGE news!  If you can now use new HTML5 based mobile applications on ruggedized mobile dinosaurs, then you have jumped one of the biggest hurdles that exist in the industrial mobility industry.  Here is an excerpt from Intermec’s announcement, “Intermec’s HTML5 offering includes a true web browser application, based on WebKitTM, for multiple models of Intermec’s handheld computers for Windows® Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems.”

Here is another excerpt from Intermec’s press release, note the references to the words – modern, latest, extends and future proofing, ““Intermec’s new HTML5-capable browser offers enterprises the flexibility to equip their mobile workers with a modern user interface and latest business logic, along with the right device for their specific working conditions and usage demands,” said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “Offering much more than the next iteration of web language, Intermec’s HTML5 offering extends the Web paradigm to a whole new class of future-proofed applications by allowing for them to be developed and deployed cross-platform.”

This news means that there is now hope for millions of Intermec users which Microsoft had left behind several years ago, dead-ended on old Windows Mobile operating systems.  Today, they have the potential of leap frogging ahead and using innovative HTML5 based mobile apps on their same old ruggedized devices.

The term I am using, old ruggedized mobile devices, does not mean they don’t have real and important value.  They may be perfect for the tasks they do.  However, today, with this announcement, their ROI and value may have just jumped considerably.  I am excited to hear what ClickSoftware’s Gil Bouhnick’s says when he reviews Intermec’s browser and HTML5 capabilities.
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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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InMobi has released its latest round of stats and, for the first time, Apple has recorded negative growth in impressions. Impressions served on Apple mobile devices fell 0.4 percent over the last three months, while Android saw an increase of 2.7 percent from the previous quarter. Read Original Content

Gartner predicts that in 2016 there will be 448 million m-payment users, in a market worth $617 billion. Read Original Content

Vodafone on Monday signed a multi-year contract with NFC security specialist Gemalto that will support the rollout of contactless payment services across the operator's global footprint. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

A total of 30 Girl Scout councils throughout the country offered mobile payments earlier this year, allowing the girls to accept debit or credit card payments through an attachment on mobile devices. Sales, primarily done outside retail stores and door-to-door, increased significantly. Read Original Content

As part of Facebook’s third-quarter results, the world's biggest social media company disclosed for the first time that some 14 percent of its ad revenue came from mobile advertising. Read Original Content

Apple’s iPhone remains the number one smartphone device when it comes to monetization, according to Opera’s “State of Mobile Advertising” report for the third quarter of 2012. Read Original Content


Research firm eMarketer estimates that spending on mobile advertising in the U.S. will reach $2.61 billion in 2012, before soaring to nearly $12 billion in 2016. Read Original Content

Some 43 percent of retailers said they will raise online marketing budgets – investing in either mobile, social or email marketing channels during the holiday season, according to a new study analyzing expectation of holiday advertising and sales. Read Original Content

Enterprise Mobility a Mighty Shift

In an article in the New York Times Tuesday, October 23, 2012 titled In Mobile World, Tech Giants Struggle to Get Up to Speed, authors Claire Cain Miller and Somini Sengupta write about the massive impact that the "rise of mobile devices" has caused the high tech industry.  Many of the traditional powerhouses of technology including Google, Intel and Facebook are struggling to find their footing in this mobile tsunami.

Industries such as books, music, hotels, TV, PC manufacturing and electronics of all kinds are being forever changed or eliminated.  Forrester Research analyst Charles S. Golvin is quoted in the article as saying, "Companies are having to retool their thinking..."  We must ask ourselves, "What is it that our customers are doing through the mobile channel that is quite distinct from what we are delivering them through our traditional Web channel?"

Social is right there with mobile.  They are growing hand in hand and benefiting each other.  Today, 6 in 10 Facebook users are accessing it through the web.  In fact, eMarketer reports that people using mobile devices for surfing the web, using apps, playing games and listening to music more than doubled in the last two years to 82 minutes per day.

Mobility is causing a mighty shift in so many things.  Has your team thought about how to respond to this shift?  Is mobility and these mighty shifts on your 2013 strategy session agendas?  Are you considering this shift while developing your budgets for 2013?

The authors of this article also said mobility is able to change so much so quickly because the web already exists.  The web, and wireless connectivity to it, are what makes all these changes so quick and potent.

I teach workshops on mobile strategies and SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud.  In the enterprise space today, it is hard to separate the components of SMAC.  They are really a convergence of all four parts.  Just think about using your smartphone to search for a restaurant.  You are using a mobile device, with search analytics, you may access Yelp, a search engine/social site for reviewing restaurants, and it is all in the cloud.

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mobile Expert Video Series: Dr. Ahmed El Adl

I have interviewed Dr. Ahmed El Adl many times over the years, and he is always willing to share his experiences and knowledge with us.  There are many new developments at SAP around the convergence of M2M, enterprise mobility, Hana, analytics, and much more that he shares in this video interview.  Enjoy!
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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

M2M News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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A new study from Juniper Research has found the telematics and consumer electronics sectors are rapidly becoming the two anchor industries for the M2M market. The report forecasts the market for M2M and embedded devices will reach 400 million by the end of 2017, up from a little over 110 million at present. Read Original Content

New York officials say a $37 million grant from the federal Department of Energy will help upgrade the state's electricity grid. The money will help fund a $75 million "smart grid" initiative to improve the efficiency of New York's electricity delivery system.  Read Original Content

According to Global Information Inc. the wireless industry could see a $1.2 trillion revenue opportunity out of the connected devices market by 2020. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Shipments of cellular M2M modules in Europe will grow from 76 million in 2012 to 104 million in 2013, according to a study by research firm Strategy Analytics. Read Original Content

ABI Research expects revenues from two platforms currently dominating the M2M market, Application Enablement Platforms and Connected Device Platforms to grow to $3.85 billion by 2017. Read Original Content


An M2M technology that tracks police speed boats could see more widespread deployment after trials on the River Thames during the London 2012 Olympics were reported a huge success. Read Original Content

Vodafone has contracted Netcomm Wireless to supply M2M cellular modems for its global M2M business. According to Netcomm: "Under the agreement, NetComm Wireless will supply M2M IP modems that have been custom designed to meet the global deployment requirements of Vodafone and its partners. Read Original Content


During a keynote at MobileCon in San Diego, Sanjay Poonen, president of technology and innovation products at SAP, highlighted his company's plans to use M2M and the cloud as opportunities for app development and new entrants in the mobile commerce space. Read Original Content

Despite a slowdown in the North American market, smart meter deployment will continue to climb steadily through the remainder of this decade, reaching 960 million by 2020, according to a report from Pike Research. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

Worldwide smart meter shipments totaled 18 million units in the second quarter of 2012, up by about 19 percent on a sequential basis, according to a new report by market research and consulting firm Pike Research. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 21, 2012
Mastering Enterprise Mobility with SAP - In Australia and New Zealand
The Military, Mobile Strategies and Mobile Apps
Mobile Expert Video Series: Tony Kueh
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud - SMAC
What I Learned at SAP TechEd 2012 about Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Video Series: Jens Koerner
Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP CIO Oliver Bussman



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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP and SMAC Compilation

SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud are the hottest topics in the SAP ecosystem right now.  This segment of the Mobile Expert Video Series is a compilation of the latest opinions of SAP folks on this subject.

Video Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ErWJCgRCw


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
Read The Future of Work
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Mobile Expert Video Series: Raj Bala

Last week in Scottsdale, AZ I met with the CTO of Cognizant, Raj Bala to record a video on the work he is doing around M2M (machine to machine) and the Internet of Things.  It is my belief that the Internet of Things and enterprise mobility are quickly converging and that all companies will need to have a plan and strategy for taking advantage of this trend.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6nJEbryJw
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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
Read The Future of Work
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
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Fujitsu is working with BEAMS retail stores in Japan to provide an RFID technology solution to improve operational efficiency, streamline the merchandise life cycle, and provide uniform support.  Read Original Content

The Bodega Norton Winery in Argentina saves a day each week in administrative work after implementing a new process using NFC phones and RFID technology.  Read Original Content

A survey commissioned by Trimble Field Service Management revealed that 72 percent of respondents have upgraded their workforce technology in the last year, and 43 percent plan to upgrade in the future.  Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 is the company's 11th annual conference and exhibition focused on RFID technology and its many business applications.  The conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.  Read Original Content

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on December 6, 2012 in Washington D.C. to examine the collection and use of Internet users’ data – potential benefits, privacy concerns and related issues.  Read Original Content


GIS provider Esri has purchased mobile location-based services provider Geoloqi with plans to combine the technologies to offer advanced mobile location services for smartphone apps.  Read Original Content

Shannon Lowe of Verian discusses how enterprise mobility can improve communication, productivity, performance, and efficiency in this article, “Reaping the Benefits of Enterprise Mobility” in Spend Matters.  Read Original Content

For those smartphone users without NFC and RFID capabilities, QR codes and barcode scanning apps can bridge the gap to enable mobile payments.  Read Original Content

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 28, 2012

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
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According to a recent study by Citrix, 91 percent of Hong Kong organizations will use BYOD initiatives and 76 percent of local businesses in Hong Kong either already provide mobile work styles to staff or plan to do so in the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Citing a dim market outlook for devices using the Windows OS in the country, Samsung has decided not to introduce Ativ S smartphones using Microsoft’s Windows Mobile as its main operating platform in Korea.  Read Original Content

In a preliminary results announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Chinese mobile phone and telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp stated it will report a loss of as much as 1.75 billion yuan ($279.2 million) in the first nine months of 2012.  Read Original Content

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.

Japan’s Softbank recently announced it will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.  Read Original Content

Airtel and the Andhra Pradesh government in India have developed a service to enable customers to make payments for their electric bills through their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

Industry experts believe three big new technologies will add value to the existing mobile marketing solutions in India – location-based services, voice-based interactions and interactive applications.  Read Original Content


Company officials and market analysts forecast that Korean mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus will see a sharp drop in earnings in the third quarter of this year because of rising market costs and increased expenditure to promote faster and more advanced network technology.  Read Original Content

ZTE has been awarded the contract for China Mobile’s TD-LTE rollout in five major Chinese cities.  Read Original Content

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 21, 2012


I gave a presentation on SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) at a large high tech conference this week in Scottsdale, AZ.  During my presentation I surveyed the audience by a show of hands and asked how many were planning to pre-dominantly develop using HTML5 (or HTML5 hybrid apps), and how many were planning to use native.  About two thirds were planning to use HTML5 for their app development projects.

Also last week, I interviewed Tony Kueh, SAP's Head of Mobile Platform Solutions and Strategies about HTML5 vendors and SAP's open strategy for working with them in this video interview.  It is interesting who SAP picked to work with around HTML5 development.

Now for the news...

HTML5 is an option publishers should consider for delivering content to mobile devices.  Giles Phillips of Brightcove believes that HTML5 has “definitely created more flexibility for publishers and has helped make responsive web design a viable option for publishers with a blended content mix”.  Read Original Content

Microsoft and developers of the physics puzzle game Contre Jour have teamed up to utilize HTML5 to create the game for the Web in what Microsoft calls one of the most ambitious uses of HTML5 to date.  Read Original Content

Quark has launched an upgrade to its AppStudio program for creating and publishing mobile apps.  The new version is HTML5-based, providing features including searchable, selectable text, tagging, bookmarking, commenting, and multifaceted social media interaction.  Read Original Content

AOL’s new HTML5-based version of Games.com is cross-platform, available on PC’s, smartphones and tablets and provides access to more than 5000 titles.  Read OriginalContent

The selection of mobile development tools has never been richer and more affordable as it is today.  Mel Beckman provides information and advice for developers not sure whether to go with native apps, HTML5 web apps, or a hybrid approach in this article in PC Advisor.  Read Original Content

HTML5 has the potential for growth in areas such as graphics rendering and Web services protocol and it ultimately helps developers and content providers remove the "chains" from being tied to native platform owners.  Read Original Content

Dolphin has launched a new companion app for its Android browser and the company claims that “Dolphin Jetpack” brings 5-10 times faster HTML5 rendering performance than the stock Android browser.  Read Original Content

With the growing popularity of mobile websites, HTML5 rich media banners have become an excellent way for advertisers to communicate with their target audiences. “With the increased demand for rich media, HTML5 is transforming the landscape of mobile advertising and advertisers are starting to see the successes.”  Read OriginalContent

Sony’s newly redesigned PlayStation Store was built in HTML5 to provide flexibility for the company to seamlessly add new features and capabilities.  Read Original Content

Opera Software has launched Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android with additional HTML5 features including HTML5 Drag and Drop and the HTML5 Clipboard API.  Read Original Content

Software FX has announced the release and availability of jChartFX, a free collection of charts and graphs for business data visualization and analysis for HTML5, jQuery and JavaScript developers.  Read Original Content

SAP’s mobile HTML5 apps program for developers has produced a number of apps which are “clearly focused on what the biggest enterprises and businesses need to get work done on a mobile scale”.  Read Original Content

Phone Arena conducted an iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison test to see which device performs better with HTML5.  Read Original Content

Lori MacVittie of F5 explores the question “Is HTML5 the Answer to Mobile's VDI Challenge?”  ReadOriginal Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Mastering Enterprise Mobility with SAP - In Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Harbor 2011
I am so excited to be able to meet up with old friends, and meet new friends in New Zealand and Australia over the next two week!  I will be speaking at the Mastering Enterprise Mobility with SAP series of conferences.  Here are the locations:


1 November - Hilton Auckland
5 November - Hilton Brisbane
7 November - Swissôtel Sydney
9 November - Crown Promenade, Melbourne

There is so much happening now days to discuss - SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) are just some of the interesting and compelling trends.  Mobile strategies is still the big challenge and we have plenty to cover there as well.

I would love to meet up and record some video blogs of lessons learned and stories of implementations if you are willing!

See you there and "Good Day Mate!"
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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of October 21, 2012

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
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Seventy-five million U.S. adults used mobile phones for health-related activities in 2012, up from 61 million in 2011, according to a recent report by Manhattan Research. Read Original Content

Researchers are studying the use of mobile phones to document the spread of malaria. The study is part of an effort to stop or control the disease. The World Health Organization says malaria mortality rates have fallen by twenty-five percent since the year 2000. Read Original Content

Small and remote hospitals increasingly are adopting telehealth technology to improve patient care and reduce costs, the New York Times reports. Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

A new mobile phone app helps concussion patients track their activities and symptoms, and share that information with their healthcare team. The app from the University of Michigan, is called Return2Play. Read Original Content

More than 13,600 health and fitness apps are available from the iTunes store, according to a recent MobileHealthNews report. Apps range in content from exercise and diet logs to instructional training videos for workouts. Read Original Content


Technology firm, Avallain Africa has unveiled a second version of its mobile and web health application, iAfya Health Information. The launch of iAfya version two comes with a Kiswahili module breaking the language barrier for millions of Kenyans for whom Swahili is a more natural language to interact and communicate in. Read Original Content

The West Health Institute has developed an application that uses Microsoft's Kinect for Windows motion tracking technology in at-home physical therapy. The Naval Medical Center of San Diego is about to start clinical trials of the program, known as the Reflexion Rehabilitation Measurement Tool. Read Original Content

Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 21, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly

Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8 percent failed to protect bank account and social media logins.  Read Original Content

Gartner believes mobile device manufacturers, led by Apple and devices running Google’s Android operating system, will increasingly fight for market share in 2013, while Microsoft’s Windows 8 devices placed a distant third.  Read Original Content

According to a new PriceGrabber survey, 31 percent of consumers already have shopping-related apps on their smartphone, and 82 percent of those consumers plan to use those apps to help save money when purchasing holidays gifts.  Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

A Dell executive at the Mobile Shopping Fall Summit has revealed that the company will launch an application for Windows 8 tablets this week, showing how important it is for marketers to have a presence on every platform.  Read Original Content

South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at its mobile phone business.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics has announced its plan to push smartphone penetration in Africa and to further expand its share of the smart phone/devices market across Africa as this is in line with its strategy to bridge the continent’s digital divide.  Read Original Content


The revenues from mobile application testing tools will exceed $200 million in 2012, finds a new study from ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Apple has finally officially unveiled its iPad Mini and it is, indeed, extremely light. The iPad Mini sports a 7.9-inch screen and it feels as airy as the iPhone 5, though maybe a tad wide for some jacket pockets.  Read Original Content