Thursday, May 30, 2013

SMAC Expert Series: SAP's Sameer Patel, Part 3

This is the third part of an enlightening interview with SAP's GM for Enterprise Social Software, Sameer Patel recorded at SAPPHIRENOW 2013.  In this segment we talk about the value of enterprise social platforms and how enterprise mobility fits into it.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/kDYDmrXaCR8

Watch Part 1 here
Watch Part 2 here



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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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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 Health News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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A recent survey by Deloitte found that 43 percent of doctors use smartphones or tablets for clinical purposes, which the firm suggested included EHR access, e-prescribing, and physician-to-physician communication. The study polled 613 physicians in the United States. Read Original Content

More than 40 million additional patients could be treated in Brazil and Mexico in 2017 through the adoption of mobile health services, according to a new report from the GSMA. Read Original Content

A new, free iPad application developed at UCLA helps women navigate through the sometimes confusing process of selecting a birth control method using medically accurate information. The easy-to-use app highlights the most effective types of birth control and reveals potential side effects and risks associated with each option. 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.

ON World’s report, “Mobile Sensing: Sports and Fitness 2013″ on mobile sensing reports 500 million mobile fitness and health sensors will ship in 2017. Two-thirds of these will be for activity tracking. Read Original Content

Nephosity, a San Francisco-based startup, has joined the swelling ranks of companies to receive Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for a mobile medical imaging app. Read Original Content
Saraphi Hospital and Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand have developed an mhealth app designed to provide users with a survey that will allow those health organizations to gather and digitize medical data from the residents of the district. Read Original Content

An iPad app developed by Child & Family Training enables health and social care professionals working with children to survey, explore and quantify almost any experience or symptom. Read Original Content

Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Lenovo, the second-biggest PC maker in the world, has just revealed its plans to dump its smartphones on the U.S. market, with the first handsets likely to arrive within the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Pantel Technologies, known for its range of tablets, will soon be entering the competitive Indian smartphone market, PTI reports. According to the report, the Indian company will be launching three new smartphones as early as next month that are 3G-enabled, powered by 1GHz processor and will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Friday launched its cheapest Galaxy series phone Star. Star is the cheapest device in Samsung's Galaxy range and competes with the likes of Nokia's Asha range of smartphones as well as similar offerings from domestic firms like Micromax and Karbonn.  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.

Samsung has announced the Samsung GALAXY S4 is TCO Certified, the first smartphone to be awarded such an honor. TCO Development found the GALAXY S4 was sustainably designed and manufactured and met customer demand for sustainable mobile products.  Read Original Content

Despite the meteoric growth of the mobile applications market, over two-thirds of consumers do not download apps, finds Ovum, an independent global analyst firm.  Read Original Content
Huawei Company plans to achieve a three percent share of the Ukrainian smartphone market by the fourth quarter of 2013, and five percent of the market at the end of the year, head of the distribution department of the company in Ukraine said on Thursday.  Read Original Content

For their fiscal quarter that ended on March 31, Lenovo recorded a $127 million of net profit along with $7.8 billion in revenue. Mobile devices business now holds nine percent of all sales the company had, and smartphone shipments were up by an incredible 206 percent year on year.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SMAC Expert Series: Sameer Patel, Part 2

In Part 2 of my interview with SAP's GM for Enterprise Social Software, Sameer Patel, we discuss specific collaboration scenarios and value propositions around CRM, SCM and enterprise learning platforms.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/Uyqf1Dt-i7o

Watch Part 1 of this interview here.
Watch Part 3 of this interview here.




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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
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In a recent report, Javelin Strategy and Research predicts mobile payments and prepaid cards will beat out cash and checks in popularity among U.S. consumers by 2018. Mobile payments are expected to see the fastest growth over the next five years jumping from $398 million in 2012 to $5.4 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

PayPal has announced it is offering free mobile card processing through its Cash for Registers program for the rest of the year. In order to sign up for the free service, PayPal is requiring companies turn in their old point-of-sale system in favor of PayPal's Here, or any other POS offering that integrates PayPal's technology. Read Original Content

Square has announced it is now processing $15 billion in transactions on an annualized basis, or $41 million in payment volume per day. These figures do not include Square’s partnership with Starbucks.  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.

A new report from BI Intelligence sheds some light on why mobile coupons are contributing to the growth of mobile commerce. The report suggests these coupons are helping drive traffic to online stores and physical stores alike. Read Original Content

According to ComScore, the total amount spent over mobile commerce in the retail sector increased by $5.9 billion during the first quarter of 2013. It also said mobile commerce made up 11 percent of online retail shopping. Read Original Content
In 2012 the m-commerce market in China was worth $7.8 billion, but this year it is expected that it will be worth considerably more as the first quarter alone brought in $4.29 billion. Read Original Content

The majority of U.S. smartphone owners use mobile commerce apps, and spend a lot of time every month shopping via those apps, finds a new study from Arbitron Mobile, a subsidiary of Arbitron Inc. that uses an on-device software meter and panels of smartphone owners to measure mobile usage. Read Original Content

Mobile payment platform Square has announced it is now publicly available in Japan, its first country outside of North America. The iPhone is very popular in Japan, making it a potentially strong crossover market for Square, which first launched on iOS before also becoming available on Android. Read Original Content

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of May 26, 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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Jonathan McCarrick writes in the Web Host Industry Review about HTML5 and how it is changing the way customers use the Web.  Read Original Content

Electronic forms and transaction management system provider zipLogix is now providing beta access to the next generation of its HTML5-powered forms software, zipForm Plus.  Read Original Content

Developer Christian Heilmann believes flexibility is the super power of HTML5. “It is easy to make an HTML5 app adapt to a new environment and to make an interface that shows and hides content and functionality dependent on the capability of the device or environment.”  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.

Mozilla just released Firefox 21, with the Firefox for Android mobile browser updated to improve support for the HTML5 platform to better enable Web-based applications that rely on HTML5 to run on Android.  Read Original Content

Paul Bakaus, W3C AC representative for Zynga and creator of jQuery UI, doesn’t believe HTML5 has a performance problem.  He states “HTML5 performs remarkably well. Contrary to Zuckerberg’s recent statement, it is very possible to build a mobile web version of Facebook that outperforms the native client on latest hardware.”  Read Original Content
Mobile apps and the mobile Web were topics at Econsultancy’s Digital Cream London event.  HTML5 is helping developers produce sites that work better on smartphones, and apps are “falling out of favor” compared to HTML5.  Read Original Content

Automated testing solutions provider Worksoft announced that Worksoft Certify now supports the user interface development toolkit for HTML5 provided by SAP.  Companies using new SAP functionality built using the HTML5-based user interface technology from SAP will be able to build, run, and maintain automated tests for new applications from SAP.  Read Original Content

BoosterMedia announced the launch of DoctorHTML5games.com, a new initiative designed to further the development of the HTML5 gaming ecosystem.  Read Original Content

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SMAC Expert Series: SAP's Sameer Patel

Is your company thinking about enterprise social collaboration platforms?  Many CIOs are in the process of testing collaboration platforms today, but not quite knowing what to do with them.  In this short video interview, recorded at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 a couple of weeks ago, SAP's GM for Enterprise Social Software, Sameer Patel answers my questions on social platforms.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/8nUf5NXF-go

Watch Part 2 of this interview here.
Watch Part 3 of this interview here.



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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

SMAC News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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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SAP is more than doubling its commitment to the SAP HANA Real Time Fund, going from $155 million to $405 million, to support innovation surrounding real-time applications and big data. Read Original Content

IMS Health today announced the acquisition of Semantelli Corporation, a Bridgewater, New Jersey based social media analytics company, to extend its marketing and consumer engagement capabilities for healthcare organizations around the world. Read Original Content

The head of Wal-Mart’s mobile division recently stated Big Data analytics will play a major role in the company’s mobile strategy. The retailer is planning to enhance its applications with geo-tracking functionality that will enable it to customize product recommendations, discounts and promotions based on the merchandise in the particular store the user is visiting. 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.

Amazon has launched a Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS, letting owners of the iPhone and iPad join Android users in storing their photography on the company's servers. The app allows users to both upload pictures to their Amazon Cloud account and to browse the photos that are already stored there. Read Original Content

Bangalore-based startup InRev Systems Pvt Ltd, which offers SaaS-based social media analytics solutions via its platform Simplify360, has bagged more than 100 clients globally since it started operations in 2011. Read Original Content
A recent upgrade to IBM Corp’s SmartCloud enables the cloud computing product to run copies of SAP AG’s in-memory database platform HANA and provides the Big Blue product with new data analytics features. Read Original Content

The Federal Government is studying a whole-of-government big data strategy among several other initiatives as part of its three-year ICT strategy released last year, according to a recent update. Read Original Content

Microsoft has announced this week that their relatively new SkyDrive cloud storage service has now passed 250 million users. Microsoft SkyDrive, which was previously known as Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders, provides a cloud file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to cloud storage and access them from a Web browser or mobile, laptop or desktop device. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

M2M News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced it will globally enhance business relating to smart meters, which are advanced electricity meters with communication functions, in collaboration with its partner Echelon Corporation. Read Original Content

With Europe at the forefront of the M2M revolution, revenues from M2M services are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 33 percent between 2011 and 2016 in a selection of European markets, including Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the UK. Read Original Content

IBM has launched an appliance designed to manage data from mobile devices and sensors tangled up in the Internet of things. The IBM MessageSight appliance is aimed at the auto, traffic management, healthcare, oil and gas and home appliance industries. 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.

As a result of the flood of data generated by mobile devices and machine-to-machine communications, enterprises are struggling to keep up with data collection and analysis. Read Original Content

IDC and GTIA LLC announced IDC research analysts will chair three "deep dive" sessions about transparent computing, machine-to-machine and cloud and mobile infrastructure on day two of the SMART TECHnology World 2013 conference in Menlo Park, California on May 31. Read Original Content
A New York State bill supporting the use of real time pricing smart metering for residential consumers has passed the Finance Committee and is scheduled for a vote. Introduced by New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Bill 1642A states that deploying smart meters enables consumers will be able to make informed decisions about their energy use. Read Original Content

The United Kingdom’s ambitious smart meter plans have fallen behind schedule before the schedule even began. Plans to install about 47 million smart gas and electric meters have been delayed from 2014 to the fall of 2015. The end date has been pushed from 2019 to 2020. Read Original Content

Monday, May 27, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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To help increase productivity and efficiency in the dairy industry, GEA Farm Technologies developed an RFID solution to help farms manage their herds.  Read Original Content

CNET’s Antuan Goodwin provides details on “Eight Features that a 5-star GPS Navigator Should Have”.  Read Original Content

The new HD-VOICE Bluetooth device from SuperTooth can be set to announce callers and provide GPS directions in 12 different languages.  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.

Nestlé Nespresso is trying out a new RFID-based system to simplify the purchase process for customers using the Expedited Self Payment kiosk.  Read Original Content

A case study from Xplore Technologies illustrates how a solution utilizing rugged tablets and RFID technology helped a manufacturing facility for Carrier Corporation save $400,000 per year.  Read Original Content
Kaya Ismail reviews SurveyToGo for Android in this article featured in Tapscape.  The app is a “fantastic data collection and survey application” enabling users to create, conduct & manage electronic mobile surveys from their Android device.  Read Original Content

Bill Hardgrave, current dean of the business school at Auburn University, believes RFID is still a “disruptive technology” if used as more than a bar code replacement.  Read Original Content

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 26, 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.

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
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Claiming its latest innovation is expected to invigorate research into 5G cellular communications across the world, South Korea’s Samsung is developing new technology offering access to high-speed networks at 100 times current speeds.  Samsung expects to roll out its 5G network by 2020.  Read Original Content

The BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be held June 18-21 in Singapore.  The program will feature insights on “Over The Top” technology.  Read Original Content

New Zealand technology start-up PowerbyProxi has joined a global consortium that is working to establish a worldwide standard for wireless charging of electronic devices.  Other members of the consortium include Samsung, Sony, Huawei and Motorola Mobility.  Read Original Content

New data from InMobi’s Mobile Media Consumption Report for India reveals mobile web users spend 2.25 hours a day on mobile devices.  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.

TowerJazz and TLi Korea have teamed up to develop sensor integrated circuits for the mobile market and will provide local offerings to mobile phone suppliers in Korea.  Read Original Content

Tim Dillon of Current Analysis feels Australia has a strong mobile network infrastructure that supports initiatives in mobile for businesses and consumers.  Read Original Content
Telecom New Zealand and Ruckus Wireless are collaborating to transform conventional pay phones to fast outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in locations across the country.  Read Original Content

Australian payment company Eftpos has announced it will soon begin trials of a mobile wallet and NFC widget to enable shoppers to pay by tapping their mobile smartphones against a payment terminal.  The trials will be held from July to December.  Read Original Content

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mobile Expert Video Series: Senthil Krishnapillai

In this short video interview, I corner SAP's VP of Product Management, Mobile Security, Senthil Krishnapillai and ask him about the latest developments in mobile security both on-premise and in the cloud.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/6t1Kr6q6El4


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Chiang Mai University and Saraphi Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand have developed a mobile app aimed to survey, collect and digitize health data of Saraphi’s district residents. Read Original Content

A recent survey by Deloitte found 43 percent of doctors use smartphones or tablets for clinical purposes, which the firm suggested included EHR access, e-prescribing, and physician-to-physician communication. The study polled 613 physicians in the United States. Read Original Content

Mobile devices among healthcare professionals have exploded over the last few years. On average clinicians use 6.4 different mobile devices in a day according to IDC Healthcare Insights Study. 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 market for mobile health sensors will grow at an eye-popping 69 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years to $5.6 billion by 2017. In 2012 the market was worth $407 million. That's according to mobile research firm Research2Guidance, which recently issued a new five-year report on the global mHealth market. Read Original Content

Most U.S. physicians think the use of health IT systems ultimately will result in higher costs, according to a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Read Original Content
By 2018 ABI analysts say disposable Medical Body Area Network sensor shipments will hit five million. Previously, ABI reported 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-category, would ship in 2017. Read Original Content

According to results of a recent analysis of the Asia Pacific region’s m-health marketplace, the market’s value grew to $7.9 billion last year due to investments from governments in that area. Read Original Content

Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Jolla has finally announced its first smartphone, months behind schedule. The new smartphone, simply called the Jolla, is the first effort from a small Finnish company formed by ex-Nokia employees.  The Jolla is the only smartphone to run on the Nokia N9 OS.  Read Original Content

In 2013, for the first time ever, the total number of smartphones shipped worldwide is projected to surpass the total number of feature phones shipped. More specifically, 937 million units of smartphones are expected to ship this year compared to just 889 million units for feature phones, according to the latest numbers from NPD.  Read Original Content

Panasonic India has launched the P51 smartphone, the first since its entry into the mobile phone segment. The Android smartphone has a 5-inch screen powered by a Quad Core 1.2GHz processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).  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.

Gartner predicts there will be more than 1,200 mobile CRM apps available from app stores in 2014, compared to last year's figure of just over 200 – representing a growth of around 600 percent.  Read Original Content

The smartphone market is inching closer to saturation in the countries that care the most about the high-end. That will leave much of the market’s future growth coming from emerging countries where the focus isn't necessarily on the latest announcement from Apple, Samsung, or HTC. Nokia is already a big player in these markets, but it’s hoping to take the next step with its new Asha 501 smartphone.  Read Original Content
Market research firm IDC released its latest quarterly look at the global smartphone market, and there was a significant change to the rankings. Windows Phone has, for the first time, eclipsed BlackBerry in terms of platform market share.  In terms of Q1 2013, Windows Phone shipped 3.2 percent of devices, topping BlackBerry at 2.9 percent.  Read Original Content

A month after being released to mostly positive reviews, Samsung's flagship phone is getting some validation from Consumer Reports. The publication has run all its tests, kicked the phone's tires, and named the Android-powered Galaxy S4 its top rated smartphone.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Oliver Betz

In this short interview recorded at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013, I ask mobile expert Oliver Betz his thoughts on mobile app design strategies.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/YP2Vhjjtwvw

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View Linkedin Profile

Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of May 19, 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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HTML Goodies provides a two-part tutorial, “Make a Data-Aware HTML5 App”, using the Sencha Touch framework.  Read Original Content

Popular game Runescape is moving to HTML5 with its latest update.  Reviewers note the most important part about the change to HTML5 is support for WebGL, a 3D graphics API based on OpenGL.  Read Original Content

Oracle released an update of its HTML5 and Java-based mobile Application Development Framework for Java Enterprise Edition with a number of new features including updated mobile OS support and full file attachment viewing.  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.

Web developer Ian Devlin provides an HTML5 primer in “Getting Started with HTML5”, featured in PC Pro.  Read Original Content

With security a major concern for all major present-day browsers, HTML5 provides some significant features that can improve security and acquire content from various sources.  These features are highlighted in “HTML5 Content Security: An Unexplored Ground for Website Development Innovation,” featured in Business2Community.  Read Original Content
Sencha is expanding its international HTML5 training program with new partners in Latin America and Japan joining the existing training partner in India.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry developer Demian Borba presents “Creating High Performance Mobile Apps with HTML5” from Adobe’s MAX 2013 – The Creativity Conference.  The video is available on Adobe TV.  Read Original Content

Online file storage service Box is expanding its enterprise cloud storage platform with the acquisition of Crocodoc, which provides a cloud service converting Microsoft Office and PDF files to HTML5.  Read Original Content

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Starbucks has announced that 10 million customers are now active users of Starbucks’ mobile apps, many of whom contribute to the four million mobile payment transactions the company records each week. Read Original Content

The mobile marketing ecosystem is projected to generate more than $400 billion to the U.S. economy by 2015, representing an annual growth rate of 52.5 percent, according to the new "MMA Mobile Marketing Economic Impact Study." Read Original Content

Groupon made dozens of mobile payments headlines this week when an app was released for the iPad at the App Store. It looked as though the company would be taking on Square in direct competition, but it the application was soon removed from the website altogether. 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.

Accenture has announced it would pay about $316 million to buy e-commerce and m-commerce consulting firm Acquity Group Ltd. Accenture, a consulting company, said the deal would enable it to expand the digital marketing services it provides clients. Read Original Content

Mobile commerce technology provider Unbound Commerce says consumer confidence in m-commerce has risen dramatically, and cites as evidence an analysis of mobile activities at 200 of its retailer clients that operated m-commerce web sites in March/April 2013 and March/April 2012. Read Original Content
According to Forrester, 30 percent of U.S. tablet owners have made a purchase on their devices, compared to only 13 percent of mobile phone users. Read Original Content

The latest m-commerce study released by Jumio Inc. has shown that many retailers may not be taking the right approach to selling their products and services over the mobile channel. The research showed that many consumers give up on their purchase before the transaction is complete. Read Original Content

Small businesses are, on an increasing basis, discovering the opportunities available to them via mobile devices and their preferences regarding techniques such as geolocation, social media marketing, and others are beginning to emerge. Recent research has shown that when it comes to smaller companies, social media marketing is preferred. Read Original Content

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mobile Expert Video Series: Puneet Suppal

In this interview recorded last week at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013, I ask SAP Hana Guru Puneet Suppal about the connection between enterprise mobility, M2M or IoT, real-time business and SAP Hana.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/-uqIRD7wRgs


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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.

Mobile Expert Video Series: Kurt Stammberger

Last week at SAP's Sapphire Now 2013 in Orlando, Florida, SAP announced they would begin reselling mobile secure app solutions from Mocana.  In this press release they describe the role of Mocana in their mobile security portfolio.  In this short interview with Mocana's VP of Marketing, I ask about their solutions and how they fit in the SAP Mobile Platform strategy.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/KTnV6HXjcUU


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

SMAC News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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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SAP is more than doubling its commitment to the SAP HANA Real Time Fund, going from $155 million to $405 million, to support innovation surrounding real-time applications and big data. Read Original Content

As water increasingly becomes one of the world's most precious resources, IBM scientists are working with Arad Group, a world leader in reliable water meter systems, to help water companies and utilities around the globe provide more effective and efficient management of drinking water through the use of Big Data and advanced analytics technology. Read Original Content

According to WinterGreen Research, the cloud business solutions, social media, and platform systems of engagement market is expanding. Cloud solution markets at $34.7 billion in 2013 are anticipated to reach $123 billion by 2019. 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.

According to Gartner, fifteen of the top 19 business processes that chief financial officers have identified as requiring improved technology support are largely addressed by business intelligence, analytics and performance management technologies. Read Original Content

Twitter Inc and Peoplebrowsr Inc, a social media analytics firm, reached a settlement that would allow Peoplebrowsr to continue to buy Twitter's data until the end of 2013, the two companies recently announced. Read Original Content
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has issued a call for collaboration inviting companies to participate in the development and deployment of social analytics for business enterprises. Read Original Content

HP and SAP have given further details about their joint Project Kraken initiative that aims to cut down on the amount of hardware needed to process big data tasks and improve overall efficiency. Project Kraken sees the firms developing a test system based on SAP’s HANA in-memory database and Business Suite platforms and HP hardware. Read Original Content

At the 2013 SAP SapphireNow conference in Orlando this week, SAP announced a unified strategy for its cloud portfolio, entrance to the sports and entertainment market, and a new mobile secure portfolio of products. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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.

M2M News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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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According to new figures from analysts at U.S. firm Navigant Research, smart grid development in China will generate $127 billion in cumulative revenue from 2012 to 2020. Read Original Content

The European M2M market is forecast to increase at a 33 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016, fueled by the shift of market focus to M2M applications, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Internet of Things & Machine-To-Machine Communications Market is expected to reach $290 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. 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.

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the demand for smart electricity meters was 25 million units in 2011, and is expected to reach over 148 million units in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 18.7 percent from 2012 to 2018. Read Original Content

The U.K. has pushed back the deadline for its ambitious national "smart meter" program, a plan to replace over 53 million gas and electricity meters with new devices via visits to 30 million British homes and small businesses. Read Original Content
A new report by IHS' iSuppli China Research arm says new technical standards for smart meters – due to be introduced in August – will pave the way for the market to pass the 100 million units shipped mark for the first time as traditional electricity meters are largely phased out by 2016. Read Original Content

IBM on Monday launched an appliance designed to manage data from mobile devices and sensors tangled up in the Internet of things. The IBM MessageSight appliance is aimed at the auto, traffic management, healthcare, oil and gas and home appliance industries. Read Original Content

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mobile Expert Video Series: SAP's Brent Cohler on SAP Precision Marketing and Mobility

In this short video recorded in Orlando, Florida last week at SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW 2013, I interview SAP's Brent Cohler on SAP's mobile marketing solution called SAP Precision Marketing and learn about customer use cases and value propositions.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/HI4CHh7yxdI

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked
Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
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 May 19, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

Talk radio host Kim Komando advises how to turn an old smartphone into a GPS device with a GPS app that stores maps offline as the old phone will no longer have a data connection.  Read Original Content

According to a TechCrunch report, the Google Glass headset will soon be able to display directions and text messages within the device so owners will no longer need a smartphone to “interpret”.  Read Original Content

The COM.Geo 2013 Workshop will be held July 22-24, 2013 in San Jose, California.  The workshop is, “a professional development opportunity for researchers, decision-makers, developers, and application users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of computing for geospatial”.  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.

The GIS Consortium in Franklin County, Alabama is promoting a service to help residents feel safer in case of a severe weather outbreak in the area.  Residents with storm shelters or basements are urged to register the shelter with the county’s GIS by providing GPS coordinates, which will be entered into a database and used by first responders in an emergency situation.  Read Original Content

A rocket mission funded by NASA will help better understand and predict the electrical storms in Earth’s upper atmosphere, which can interfere with satellite communication and global positioning signals.  Read Original Content
A new iPhone app from CashierLive simplifies taking inventory in a store with scanning and inventory tracking features.  Read Original Content

GIS and digital mapping technology has grown into a common piece of the IT infrastructure, with the biggest growth area in mainstream business applications like managing the mobile workforce.  Read Original Content

CYBRA introduced a new line of lockable RFID tags.  The Lock & EnCode devices will add security for high-value items and will provide a tamper-evident seal.  Read Original Content