Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kevin Benedict's Mobile World Congress 2013 Interviews: Steve Mason

I ran into Steve Mason from ClickSoftware yesterday and had my camera ready.  In this interview I ask him to share his observations on how the mobility market has changed since 2012.  Grab some popcorn!

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Kevin Benedict's Mobile World Congress 2013 Interviews: SAP's Benjamin Wesson

M2M, the Internet of Things, mobile security and enterprise mobility are all discussed in this interview. SAP is located in at least three different areas at the Mobile World Congress where they are discussing M2M and demonstrating solutions.  The discussion around mobile connectivity, has now jumped from humans to humans and machines.  This jump is pouring massive amounts of data into the enterprise today.  The big questions are how to manage the data to help the business.  Grab the popcorn!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/PhZsN4cONoY
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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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 24, 2013


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 Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data, approximately 49.4 percent of smartphones sold in the three-month period ending January 2013 ran Android up 6.4 percent compared to the same period last year.  Read Original Content

Intel says its latest processor for mainstream smartphones, dubbed Clover Trail+, delivers up to double the computing performance and three times the graphics horsepower of its first smartphone chip, which was used last year in devices sold in Europe, Africa, China and India.  Read Original Content

Mozilla Foundation announced Sunday in Barcelona it will launch in mid 2013 its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.  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.

Following the formal unveiling of the Huawei Ascend P2, Huawei has revealed it plans to “disrupt” the smartphone market later this year. “This summer we will launch another phone that will be very disruptive to the smartphone market,” Huawei’s CEO of Consumer Devices, Richard Yu said.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has said it will launch its new Galaxy S smartphone on March 14 in New York, taking its fight for market supremacy to Apple's doorstep after reportedly being inundated with requests from U.S. mobile carriers.  Read Original Content

ZTE Corp. expects revenue from smartphones to increase 30 percent this year, as the Chinese company seeks expansion in Europe and the U.S. and tries to capitalize on rapid market growth at home.  Read Original Content

In an attempt to claw back its leadership position in the smartphone market, BlackBerry has launched the Z10 in India, nearly a month after its global launch.  Read Original Content

Lenovo Group Ltd has overtaken Hewlett-Packard to become the world's number three smart connected device vendor in 2012 thanks to a rapidly growing smartphone market share, according to IDC. Read Original Content

After posting stellar growth for four years, Samsung saw its smartphone market share in India recede steadily in the second half of calendar year 2012. From 46.4 percent market share in volumes in July, Samsung's share fell to 35.8 percent in December, according to market research firm GFK.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mobile World Congress 2013 Interviews: Peter Price

I had the good fortune to run into Webalo's, www.webalo.com, CEO and Founder Peter Price this week at the World Mobility Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.  Webalo is a cloud based mobility vendor that focuses on implementing mobile solutions in hours.  Grab the popcorn!
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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.

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of February 24, 2013

Welcome to Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5.  HTML5 is predicted to be the dominant development environment for enterprise mobility over the next several years.  The questions are when and where should HTML5 be used today.  In this weekly update on HTML5 we report on this ongoing debate and other relevant news.

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Game Closure is launching a free and open source software development kit that will enable developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript to create web games incorporating graphics acceleration.  Read Original Content

Crocodoc has unveiled its new HTML5 document converter with a revamped conversion engine using HTML5 and scalable vector graphics to produce better image quality.  Read Original Content

Doceo Publishing’s Jan Ozer believes both HTML5 and Flash have their place depending on the market served.  He explains the current state of HTML5 browser support and the essentials for creating HTML5 video files in this presentation available on StreamingMedia.com.  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.

The BBC joins Google, Netflix and Microsoft and has petitioned the W3C to implement digital rights management for HTML5 content.  Read Original Content

Google has announced the SyncFileSystem API for Chrome to enable HTML5 apps sync offline data between devices via a cloud backup service linked to Google Drive.  The API is currently only available in the Canary version of Chrome, but is likely to be released in the next few months. Read Original Content
Developer and promoter of HTML5 mobile gaming Przemyslaw Szczepaniak shares his infographic illustrating the state of HTML5 mobile games publishing for February 2013.  Read Original Content

Carl Taylor, technology director at Hutchison Whampoa Europe states some of the initial reluctance surrounding HTML5 will “fade to the back” this year and predicts, “we’ll see a lot more consistent HTML5 implementation throughout 2013 and beyond”.  Read Original Content

The three main reasons native apps remain unrivalled by HTML5 web apps are:  User experience, discoverability, and web apps aren’t “write once, run everywhere”.  Hayley Pearce explains in a post featured in the Trademob blog.  Read Original Content

Mobile World Congress 2013 Interviews: Shash Anand

MDM vendor Airwatch this week announced a $200 million round A of investment.  Wow!  There is certainly a lot of attention being paid the MDM space this year at the MWC 2013.  Airwatch has a $200 million booth, not literally, but you could play a good football game in it.

Another very intriguing private MDM vendor is the company Soti, www.soti.net.  My team used them back in 2003 to remotely access and manage rugged devices in the field.  They have continued to grow and evolve into a very successful MDM vendor that is white labeled by about 70% of the rugged handheld computer manufacturers today.  They also have very cool consumer device capabilities.  They have many features unique to them such as the ability to remotely manage apps on iPhone apps and Android apps.  Here is an interview with their Director of Business Development, Shash Anand.


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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 February 24, 2013

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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U.K. smartphone owners spend the most time with mobile social media out of all the smartphone panel members in seven countries in North America, Europe and Asia, according to consumer behavior measurement firm Arbitron Mobile. Read Original Content

Amazon is the leader among retailers in mobile commerce sales, according to the Internet Retailer Mobile 400. Amazon’s m-commerce site and apps scored 85 out of 100 on the “ForeSee Mobile Satisfaction Index: Holiday Retail Edition.” Apple Inc. and QVC U.S. tied for second with a score of 83. Read Original Content

ABI Research predicts that by 2015, shoppers worldwide will spend $119 billion via mobile purchases. Retailers positioned for this growth can reap the rewards including increased customer engagement, greater revenue and securing lifetime customers. Read Original Content

Webalo offers easy, fast, affordable enterprise mobility technology that can give employees productivity-enhancing, individualized mobile access to the enterprise data and tasks they rely on 100x faster than traditional mobile application development and at a fraction of the cost.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo.

Barnes & Noble led the 30 retailers on the Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index for the week ending February 10. The merchant’s m-commerce site home page was the highest performing site according to, mobile and web performance management firm Keynote. Read Original Content

eBay has revised its global m-commerce forecast and predicted it will generate in excess of $20 billion in mobile sales volume in 2013. Last year its global mobile sales reached $13 billion, double that of 2011, and far exceeding its forecast of $10 million from 2012. Read Original Content
Thirty thousand small and medium-sized businesses worldwide that sell via vendor Bigcommerce’s e-commerce and/or m-commerce platforms rang up $824.9 million in online sales in 2012, $84.3 million, or 10.2 percent, stemmed from smartphones and tablets, Bigcommerce reports. Read Original Content

Seventy-three percent of businesses are now optimized for mobile commerce with 18 percent spending in excess of £1,000 on the transition into mobile, according to a survey by the UK’s leading payment processor Sage Pay. Read Original Content

eMarketer estimates mobile ad spending around the world more than doubled in 2012 from $4 billion in 2011 to $8.41 billion, and expects it will approach $37 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SMAC News Weekly – Week of February 23, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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NYSE Technologies, the technology division of NYSE Euronext recently announced an agreement with Social Market Analytics that will allow NYSE Technologies to distribute sentiment statistics from SMA’s social media monitoring engine to its financial services community. Read Original Content

The Securities and Exchange Commission is now collecting 400 gigabytes of market data daily, including information on every trade across numerous exchanges, as part of what SEC chairman Elisse Walter on Tuesday called an "unprecedented" push to use data to better understand how the market works. Read Original Content

According to CN Insights, big data investment has been gaining momentum seeing nearly $5 billion of funding over the last five years.  2012 was the biggest year of deals and saw year over year growth of 19.5 percent over 2011. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

Curalate has released a visual analytics product that analyzes user activity for both Instagram and Pinterest. “We’re helping brands see the bigger picture — to engage audiences across networks based on what’s most relevant rather than what’s most recent.” Apu Gupta, Curalate’s CEO and co-founder said in a statement. Read Original Content

Amazon Web Services recently made its low-cost big data analysis service Redshift available to a limited number of users. You can think of Redshift as a public cloud meeting a big, honking relational database, designed to support a data warehouse. Read Original Content
Google recently announced multi-currency e-commerce support for Google Analytics, saying the feature “will be rolling out to all users over the next few weeks.” The move is being made in response to user feedback, according to the company. Read Original Content

Less than 30 percent of potential users in an organization adopt CIO-sponsored analytics tools, despite the fact that business intelligence and analytics continues to be a top CIO investment priority, according to a report by IT research firm Gartner. Read Original Content

A system from U.S. defense contractor Raytheon that analyses social media data to profile individuals has been described as "the greatest challenge to civil liberties and digital freedom of our age" in a recent Guardian article. Read Original Content

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Carpe Mobile
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
The Long Tail of Enterprise Mobility
On The Road to Agile Mobile Business Applications
Service in 2012 The Continued Search for Revenue
Staying Awake with Workforce Management
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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.

Notes and Videos from the Mobile World Congress 2013, Part 2

Day Two of the Mobile World Congress 2013, and also Wrinkle Tuesday.  My hotel does not have irons or ironing boards and it was on the MWC 2013 recommended list...ugh.

Here are some notes from my observations and discussions on Day 2:

  1. SAP Mobile Documents - this is an internally developed solution that acts like a secure Dropbox, but able to be central managed by IT.  Very useful!
  2. SAP is discussing M2M and/or The Internet of Things in at least two different locations here.  They have a demo in the Connected City, and a demo of a smart vending machine in their booth.
  3. Dropbox is also showing off an enterprise version.  You can now switch between a personal Dropbox and your enterprise version (secured and managed by your IT).
  4. SAP has developed several very interesting mobile B2C apps with deep social engagement models built in.  I love it.  One for sports teams and the other involving fashions and clothing.
  5. Firefox showing off their new mobile phones.
  6. SAP announced an M2M partnership with Ericsson.
I attended the Mobile Premier Apps awards session last night.  Several dozen start-ups were judged by different expert panels for viability and awards. There are many very clever developers out there. My favorite was BlindSquare.  A location based solution with audio information for the blind.  


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (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.

Notes and Videos from the Mobile World Congress 2013, Part 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.  It is reported there are 70,000 people here.  I counted 69,901.  I explored miles of aisles filled with mobile and wireless software vendors, equipment, accessories and devices manufacturers over 8 massive halls.

I have been tracking down mobility experts to interview.  I tried to upload some of the interviews yesterday, but my hotel wireless appeared just enough to tease me before disappearing again.

Today I will be speaking at the Power of Enterprise Mobility session in Hall 8.  There are seats for 250, but over 2,000 registered for it.  Yikes!

Here is the first of many interviews I recorded with experts in mobility and M2M.  This interview is with M2M / Internet of Things guru and Fred Yentz, CEO of ILS Technology.


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (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 February 24, 2013

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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Global greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by almost a fifth over the coming decade thanks to the rapid development of M2M advancements. That is the conclusion of a major new report from the Carbon War Room NGO and telco giant AT&T. Read Original Content

More than 400 vendors are vying for the more than $66 billion smart grid market opportunity by 2023 across 35 emerging market countries, according to a new report from the Northeast Group. Read Original Content

The global electricity submeter market is currently in the growth stage with key deployments restricted to the North America and Europe region. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 percent during 2012-2020 if proper support is provided by governments globally. 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.

Vodafone is the latest mobile operator to expand its M2M data-sharing offering. At this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Vodafone will unveil MachineLink 3G, an M2M terminal combining hardware and managed M2M connectivity. Read Original Content

Telefónica aims to help utilities meet the challenges of monitoring and supervision. The company has developed an integrated solution, called the Connected Metering Platform, which allows both communications and utility operators to enhance smart metering deployments. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Global Wireless M2M Modules market to grow at an annual rate of 16.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of mobile devices. Read Original Content
Frost & Sullivan estimates a broad enterprise M2M strategy will stimulate revenue growth by 22.3 percent in the next five years as M2M functions and customer needs evolve. Read Original Content

Despite its low ARPU, the wireless M2M market has become a key focus of many mobile network operators as their traditional voice and data markets become saturated. Likewise, government and regulatory initiatives such as the EU initiatives to have a smart meter penetration level of 80 percent by 2020 and the mandatory inclusion of automotive safety systems such as eCall in all new car models, have also helped to drive overall wireless M2M connections and revenue. Read Original Content

The State Grid Corporation of China has begun testing smart grid technology that could eventually be deployed nationwide to make the delivery of electricity more reliable and efficient. Read Original Content

Global investments in smart grids rose seven percent to $13.9 billion in 2012, with the U.S. and China accounting for almost half of that, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict


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Whitepapers of Note

5 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Rising Fuel Costs in Field Service
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Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
The Long Tail of Enterprise Mobility
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
On The Road to Agile Mobile Business Applications
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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, February 25, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 23, 2013


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.

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Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain have developed a prototype using a new system, which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent. Read Original Content

The Kokomo School District in Indiana plans to install a GPS tracker system and Wi-Fi on all of its buses.  The GPS system will enable officials to tell parents exactly where their child’s bus is at any given time and the Wi-Fi service will allow students to use their devices for homework and communication.  Read Original Content

GE and Google have formed an agreement to integrate Google Maps data into GE’s Smallworld electrical, telecommunications and gas applications.  GE will add the Android platform and integrate Google Maps for field operations.  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.

TomTom has unveiled a new portable GPS device for motorcyclists.  The TomTom Rider enables riders to choose the type of route they want or create and upload personalized routes directly to the device.  Read Original Content

The PGA is utilizing rugged handheld devices to automate scoring and to scan event tickets, lowering overall costs and improving efficiency.  Read Original Content
RFID technology has been used successfully by manufacturers for asset tracking, and it can also be utilized within the production environment to automate processes to control and monitor operations.  Read Original Content

Businesses must consider the total cost of ownership when determining whether to purchase commercial grade or rugged devices.  Rugged tablet computers are specifically designed and constructed for heavy-duty use and harsh environments.  Read Original Content

Chris Cox, VP of mobile solutions at First Data, describes the “Pros and Cons of 2D Barcode or QR Code Mobile Wallets”.  The pros include simplicity and ease of implementation and the cons include security issues and inconsistency.  Read Original Content

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 24, 2013


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.

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Apple topped local manufacturers in Japan for the sale of phones in 2012, with a 15 percent market share compared to a 14 percent market share for both Sharp and Fujitsu.  Read Original Content

Tokyo Metro subways will offer a new mobile app with free Wi-Fi access in a trial running through the end of July.  The company will test how passengers react to the different types of information provided.  Read Original Content

Indonesia’s largest carrier, Telkom, plans to expand into Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan in 2013.  The carrier currently operates overseas in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, and Timor Leste.  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.

TechNavio’s new report, Mobile Commerce Market in India 2012-2016 is now available.  Analysts predict the mobile commerce market in India will grow at a CAGR of 71.06 percent over the period 2012-2016, citing the growth in mobile subscriptions as a key factor contributing to the market growth.  Read Original Content

Malaysian online shopping site Zalora Malaysia has launched a new mobile site.  Zalora Malaysia executive Leow Wee Jonn states the new site will “continue to change the Malaysian e-tail landscape”.  Read Original Content
ShopSpot’s Dave Sloan highlights “3 Hot Mobile E-commerce Trends in Asia” for 2013 in this article featured in e27.  Read Original Content

According to Forrester research, 89 percent of Chinese information workers use smartphones at work.  Read Original Content

A Chinese language mobile teaching and learning tool developed by Microsoft and education partners in Singapore will be adopted by additional schools by 2014.  Read Original Content

17 Questions to Ask When Developing Mobile Apps

In this short video I review the 17 questions to ask when preparing to develop a mobile app.  These are basic questions, and I cover them fast!  Enjoy!
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Thomas Jefferson on Mobile and Collaboration

I want an iPad mini!
I came across this quote from Thomas Jefferson recently that I found interesting, "He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessoning mine; as he who lights his candle at mine, receives light without darkening me. Ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition...this [capability] seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them."

Thomas Jefferson was ruminating about collaboration - mobile and global collaboration.  He was sharing his belief that good ideas should be shared widely for the benefit of all.  Allowing your best and brightest minds, no matter their geographical location, to contribute their good ideas using mobile and collaboration technologies is a system, as Jefferson worded it, "benevolently designed by nature."

If you are the software designer of the collaboration platform, you may desire more credit than Jefferson bestowed, but you are in fact, part of nature:-)

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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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Mobility Trends

In this short video I review the findings and predictions from Gartner and comScore for 2013 mobility and other digital trends.  Enjoy!  Video Link: http://youtu.be/YYmKYkQwWnw

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Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 17, 2013

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.

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IMS Research, which studies the electronics industry, predicts a nearly six fold rise in the number of telehealth patients over the next five years. About 1.3 million U.S. patients will use communications technology to interact with doctors by 2017, the firm said. Read Original Content

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there were 17,288 health and fitness apps on the market in mid-2012 along with 14,558 medical apps. Read Original Content

According to a new report from InMedica, a subsidiary of IMS Research. Defining telehealth narrowly as remote patient monitoring, InMedica predicts it will be applied to 1.8 million patients worldwide by 2017, compared to 308,000 today. Read Original Content

Webalo offers easy, fast, affordable enterprise mobility technology that can give employees productivity-enhancing, individualized mobile access to the enterprise data and tasks they rely on 100x faster than traditional mobile application development and at a fraction of the cost.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo.

The Health and Development Foundation, a Russian NGO working in public health communication and outreach, has developed an innovative mHealth program to create positive changes in the health behavior and knowledge of an at-risk population: clients with a history of injection drug use or HIV. Read Original Content

Last year healthcare providers remotely monitored about 308,000 patients worldwide for congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions, according to a recent report from InMedica. By 2017 that number should spike to 1.8 million patients, the research firm predicts. Read Original Content
AT&T and Intuitive Health are working together to pilot a home-based remote patient monitoring solution that helps engage patients and family members in their own care, while seamlessly involving healthcare providers through integration with their clinical information systems. Read Original Content

The global cardiac monitoring and cardiac rhythm management market was worth $18.4 billion in the year 2012. The market will grow at a healthy pace in the next five years due to the increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases, technological advancement, rising cost of cardiac disease treatment, and government regulations in favor of cardiac monitoring. Read Original Content

A desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population, and a new report projects the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by 2017. Read Original Content

In 2012 the mHealth sector saw venture capital investments reach $907.7 million, with Q3 and Q4 seeing significantly lower financing than the first two quarters, according to a report from Mobile Health Market News. Report data pegs investments during the fourth quarter of 2012 at $200.7 million, a six percent decrease from the third quarter. Read Original Content

InTouch Health has launched the ControlStation app for the iPad, an interface that allows physicians to provide real-time, telemedicine consults with patients, according to a MedGadget report. Read Original Content

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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.

What Questions Should We Ask Mobile Experts in Barcelona at MWC 2013?

Next week I will be speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona and also interviewing all the mobility experts I can track down. I recognize that many of you reading this post may not have the opportunity to attend, but have questions you would like me to ask some of the mobility experts. If so, please post your questions in the comment field below and I will do my best to track down the answers on your behalf.

Wow!  Eight halls full of mobile experts!!!  See image below.

Cheers!

Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 17, 2013

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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The signature Facebook app passed Google Maps in October of last year to become the most used mobile app in the U.S. and held onto the top spot through the end of the year, according to data released by comScore Mobile Metrix.  Read Original Content

Fujitsu is launching a device in Europe, marking its first “extensive foray into the smartphone market outside Japan.”  They are releasing the Stylistic S-01, a senior-focused, Android 4.0 device with big icons, enhanced audio and a de-sensitized touchscreen aimed at elderly users.  Read Original Content

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. unveiled its HTC One, a new flagship device crucial to the company as it seeks to regain lost ground in an increasingly competitive market.  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.

Egypt Independent, an Egyptian newspaper, reported South Korean electronics giant Samsung had cornered 50 percent of the smartphone market, an increase of more than 30 percent compared to its 2011 market share.  Read Original Content

India's business newspaper Economic Times reported (citing unpublished IDC figures) Apple's smartphone market share, in terms of value, has surged by more than 300 percent in the last quarter and the company has become the second largest smartphone player.  Read Original Content

Accel Telecom, a leading Israeli telecommunications company, has officially launched VOYAGER, the ultimate Connected Car Smartphone device. VOYAGER is the first standalone Connected Car Smartphone device that can be easily installed in any car and operates using an existing phone number via a twin-SIM.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics unveiled Monday the latest version of its flagship smartphone the Optimus G Pro, boasting a higher resolution screen aimed at gaining a technical edge over bigger rivals like Samsung.  Read Original Content

Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems worldwide, combined for 91.1 percent of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to IDC.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mobility and Collaboration Platforms, Part 2

OK, I am almost ready to get off of my soap box about how enterprise mobility and collaboration platforms, working together as part of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), are creating a huge sea change in how businesses are run.  In this short video I share some additional areas that will be impacted by these changes.  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.

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of February 17, 2013

Welcome to Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5.  HTML5 is predicted to be the dominant development environment for enterprise mobility over the next several years.  The questions are when and where should HTML5 be used today.  In this weekly update on HTML5 we report on this ongoing debate and other relevant news.

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Mindshare's James Chandler doesn’t feel users will care whether they are accessing a native app or web app as long as it is uninterrupted and seamless.  Businesses, however, must have a strategy “that accommodates both mobile web and app – using one for acquisition and the other for retention”.  Read Original Content

“Make a Web App with Instagram-like Filters”, featured in Tutorialzine, details how to make a simple web app using JavaScript and HTML5 and apply filters similar to Instagram.  Read Original Content

In the first of a three-part series of articles featured in Gamasutra, developers describe why they are backing HTML5 and the process of moving to HTML5 for high-end game development, including details of the development environment and workflow.  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.

This article, “Will HTML5 Kill the Native App?” featured in Campus Technology, discusses the HTML5 vs. native app debate as it relates to the best and most cost efficient way to make mobile campus applications accessible.  Read Original Content

ShoutEm CEO and co-founder Viktor Marohnic believes “push notifications”, currently not available with HTML5, are the only thing keeping native apps alive.  He states enabling a browser based app to receive push notification is a “trivial technical challenge” that would be extremely beneficial for the mobile app development ecosystem.  Read Original Content
Headscape’s Paul Boag describes and provides examples of the four mobile strategy options for businesses:  Responsive website, native app, web app using HTML5 and JavaScript, and hybrid app.  Read Original Content

With the use of HTML5 for mobile web applications continuing to grow, there are still concerns and controversy about whether or not HTML5 is the best way to deliver content to mobile devices. For straightforward date or information display with some type of interaction, HTML5 is going to be the superior solution, but if the application depends on a feature of the phone itself or interacts with other applications, HTML5 may be inadequate.  Read Original Content

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of February 17, 2013

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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Visa is planning a mainstream launch of mobile payment services this year, following a successful trial at the London Olympics. Read Original Content

By the end 2013 tablets will account for 20 percent of Google’s paid search ad clicks in the U.S., up from six percent in January 2012 according to research by Marin Software, a San Francisco-based company that helps large advertisers manage their online advertising. Read Original Content

A customer satisfaction survey of mobile shoppers by analytics firm ForeSee puts Apple in joint-second place with QVC, scoring 83 percent, just behind the top scorer Amazon at 85 percent. Read Original Content

Webalo is enterprise mobility the way it was meant to be.  It can be configured in minutes to deliver secure, interactive, bi-directional, transactional mobile access to the enterprise applications and data employees rely on to do their jobs – all for pennies an app.  Webalo reduces the burden on IT, lowers overhead (by eliminating development software, coding, consultants, and technologies for managing and distributing mobile apps), extends the value of enterprise applications, and leverages the power of smartphones and tablets. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Webalo.

A recent Adobe survey showed that 55 percent of the tablet users were almost twice as likely as smartphone users to use their device to purchase products and services. Read Original Content

Google’s estimated mobile revenue may reach $20 billion in 2016. That’s the estimate presented in a new report issued this week by Marin Software. Read Original Content
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Mobile Commerce market in India will grow at an annual rate of 71.06 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in mobile subscriptions. Read Original Content

New data shows the use of commerce and banking apps is growing faster among UK Android users than the use of gaming apps, however Google and Facebook still dominate the market. Read Original Content