Sunday, June 30, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 30, 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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Malaysia-based social network Friendster and South Korea’s Kakao have formed an agreement to promote the Kakao mobile platform in Malaysia.  The partnership will support content developers and intellectual property owners in the mobile content industry.  Read Original Content

AVG Technologies launched a free, cloud-based security and IT management platform in Australia.  AVG CloudCare features services to make it easier and more cost-effective for resellers to manage and protect their small and medium business customers.  Read Original Content

According to a Technopak Advisors study, selling retail goods on the Internet, or e-tailing, is predicted to reach $76 billion by 2021 in India.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Indian startup Livares Technologies launched M-governance Kerala, an android mobile app offering information of the different departments of the state government.  Read Original Content

Japan’s SoftBank Mobile will utilize Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Management technology to commercially launch mobile NFC services in Japan.  Read Original Content
ZDNet’s IT Priorities Australia and New Zealand research study shows business IT initiatives are now focused outside of the organization rather than internally.  The survey revealed 28 percent of respondents indicate optimizing business processes for customers is the number one priority.  Read Original Content

The Indian government has directed all telecom service providers to make location details a mandatory part of call data records of all mobile users in the country beginning mid-year 2014.  Read Original Content

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 23 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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TracFone Wireless, Inc., and Voxiva, Inc., the leader in mobile health services, are joining forces to launch SafeLink Health Solutions. Provided under the federal Lifeline program at no cost to health plans, qualifying plan members receive a free SafeLink cell phone and free monthly service with 250 minutes and unlimited calls to designated member services phone lines.  Read Original Content

Noting the prevalence of mobile phones and mobile internet access even among poor, migrant farm workers, the California Poison Control System has introduced the Pesticide Safety Project, a mobile, bilingual effort to encourage reporting of pesticide exposure in order to reduce human exposure to pesticides in California.  Read Original Content

About 50 percent of baby boomers who own smartphones say they would purchase mobile apps, especially if recommended by a physician, according to research from Mitchell Research and Communications.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Mobile health technology has substantial potential for improving access to health care in the developing world and in remote regions of developed countries, states an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.  The development of remote-presence medical devices can connect people in remote locations with experienced health care professionals for real-time assessment.  Read Original Content

One-third of adult Internet users want to use smartphones or tablets to monitor health conditions, according to a survey from Harris Interactive and HealthDay. However, the survey also shows that consumers are not confident in the ability of systems to keep that information secure, and researchers noted that such technology is not yet widely available.  Read Original Content
Sentara Healthcare, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, launched its remote monitoring program of chronic care patients and got a pleasant surprise.  "Our readmission rate for all patients monitored is now only 2 percent," said head of Sentara Enterprises. That's compared to a 15 percent 30-day readmission rate for the rest of its patient population.  Read Original Content

Data collected by Flurry showed that Millennials were engaged with their smartphones every hour in the day and used fitness and health apps twice as much as the average of other age groups. In a gender split, women use health and fitness apps 200 percent more than men do.  Read Original Content

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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ABI Research projects the mobile app market will value at $27 billion in 2013, as mobile apps continue to be a critical factor in the battle between the mobile OS. BlackBerry and Windows are slowly augmenting their apps catalogue as they compete for the 3rd ecosystem, but are still far behind Apple and Android.  Read Original Content

Samsung continues to lead the Indian smartphone market both in unit sales as well as value, while rival Apple was elbowed out of top five in the first quarter (January - March) of 2013, according to IDC.  Read Original Content

Sony unveiled a string of new products, positioning the company to disrupt the smartphone and tablet markets in a big way.  The Xperia Tablet Z is a bright new contender in the 10-inch tablet market while the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra is poised to compete in the high-end smartphone 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.

Lenovo plans to expand into the smartphone market as the PC market declines, and has announced they're in talks with an un-named manufacturer to aid that expansion. Anonymous sources tell Reuters, that partner is NEC Corporation.  Read Original Content

Riding on the success of its latest flagship smartphone, HTC chief executive Peter Chou believes the company can increase its smartphone market share threefold in the near future.  Read Original Content
Worldwide devices (the combined shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.35 billion units in 2013, a 5.9 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

ZTE, the world's fifth largest smartphone maker, is aggressively moving into the higher end of the market for mobile gadgets with more 4G shipments.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mobile Expert Video Series: Eugene Signorini

I was able to spend time with and interview mobility expert and former Yankee Group enterprise mobility analyst, Eugene Signorini, this week in Miami, FL at the Enterprise Mobility Exchange.  He is a brilliant guy with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=022KZ6sdHLs&feature=share&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw


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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: Bill Moylan

I was in Miami this week at the Enterprise Mobility Exchange 2013.  While there I met up with mobile expert Bill Moylan, Global VP of Alliances for ClickSoftware, and interviewed him about new "context aware" mobile apps.  Enjoy!

Video Links: http://youtu.be/ztoL-CqTaXE



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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: Bob Egan

This week I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing renown mobility expert and industry analyst Bob Egan.  In this interview we focus on failure.  How can a company guarantee their mobility project will fail!  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1mw77GOhI&feature=share&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw


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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
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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 June 23, 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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AppGyver has released a public beta of Steroids ToolBelt, enabling Web developers to create mobile apps for iOS and Android using HTML5, Javascript and CSS framework PhoneGap more quickly.  Read Original Content

Sencha announced an expanded agenda for its SenchaCon 2013 technical conference for the HTML5 developer community.  The event will be held July 16-19 in Orlando, Florida.  Read Original Content

W3C staff member Dr. Harry Halpin discusses how web standards are made and how you can participate in the W3C in “DRM and HTML5: It's Now or Never for the Open Web”, featured in The Guardian.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Barnes & Noble has discontinued its native app for both Windows and Mac (except Windows 8), and is now redirecting users to the web app.  Read Original Content

Oracle has released its Java Platform EE (Enterprise Edition) 7, which is focused on HTML5 applications, developer productivity, and enterprise demands. The SDK for Java EE7 can be downloaded here.  Read Original Content
According to Nintendo, more than a thousand developers have expressed interest in using its Web Framework for the Wii U, which allows developers to use web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS when creating games.  Read Original Content

New and free mobile app Topify was “created in HTML5, yet it looks and feels like a native app”.  The vision for Topify is to “create a topic-based discovery and display engine”.  Read Original Content

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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The value of mobile commerce transactions conducted via mobile handsets and tablets will exceed $3.2 trillion by 2017, up from $1.5 trillion this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research.  Read Original Content

Somaliland, a region in northwestern Somalia, has one of the world’s highest rates of digital transactions. Most transactions are on Zaad, a service of the biggest mobile phone company, Telesom. A survey last year found the average customer made 34 transactions per month – a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the world.  Read Original Content

According to a study by ath Power Consulting, one in three consumers would be willing to pay something for mobile banking services, which is a 13 percent bump up from 2012's study results. Last year one in five consumers said they would pay for mobile services.  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 recent study by Varolii Corporation found 44 percent of the people surveyed use a banking app, while 48 percent have never downloaded one.  According to the study, 45 percent of respondents said their banking app gives them basic functions like transferring balances and checking balances; and 55 percent said their app gives them advanced banking functions.  Read Original Content

According to an American Banker survey, 76 percent of the bankers polled said they offered mobile bill payment. Sixty-seven percent said they offered mobile check deposit.  Read Original Content
Thirty-three percent of Texans say they use mobile banking applications on a smartphone or tablet, up from 20 percent who said they used such applications in 2011, according to a survey released by SWACHA.  Read Original Content

The UK mobile advertising market is forecast to almost double in 2013 to £1 billion, as Google, Facebook and Twitter increasingly successfully mine the smartphone, tablet and app revolution.  It is set to grow by 90 percent year on year, from £526 million in 2012, according to digital ad spend figures published by eMarketer.  Read Original Content

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SMAC News Weekly – Week of June 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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Analyst firm Gartner predicts enterprises adopting Big Data technologies will "outperform competitors by 20 percent in every available financial metric."  Read Original Content

The U.S. Air Force has recruited a team of engineering and software companies to develop a new energy management system for Eglin Air Force Base in Florida that brings the benefits of big data to enhancing the military’s operating environment.  Read Original Content

Adobe is now offering the Adobe Creative Cloud, which is a service that allows users to “subscribe” to popular programs like Photoshop for a monthly fee. The Creative Cloud allows you to download applications directly to your system, but you won’t need to be constantly connected to the Web for your programs to work.  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.

This week Oracle will lay out plans to move deeper into the cloud-computing market. The expected announcements are set to include partnerships with Microsoft and Salesforce.com, two of Oracle’s biggest rivals, in a sign of how extensively the upheaval caused by the move to cloud computing is changing the tech landscape.  Read Original Content

International Business Machines Corp. has agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies Inc., in a deal aimed at beefing up the technology giant's efforts in cloud computing and taking on Amazon.com Inc. more directly in that fast-growing arena.  Read Original Content
With Google announcing their social media reporting extension in Google Analytics, social media marketing experts can now see the financial value of their efforts. This is already pushing new trends into existence in 2013 and the face of social media SEO may soon change forever.  Read Original Content

A survey of 150 federal IT executives conducted by Meritalk suggests big data has the potential right now to produce a smarter, more efficient government that could cut the $3.54 trillion federal budget by 14 percent, freeing up an extra $500 billion per year.  Read Original Content

Gartner predicts the global cloud computing market will grow 18.5 percent this year to $131 billion, with business process-as-a-service accounting for the biggest chunk of that at 28 percent. According to Gartner's numbers, management, security and automation accounts for just 2.8 percent.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Data as a Competitive Advantage
Mobile Apps for Short-term Projects
Mobile Marketing, Business Analytics and Code Halos
Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility
What Does Research Say is the Competitive Advantage of Data?
SMAC Expert Series: Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring

Whitepapers of Note

5 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Rising Fuel Costs in Field Service
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
On The Road to Agile Mobile Business Applications

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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 June 23, 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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Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Mobile M2M Modules report, which says, “The mobile M2M module is just one of many technology solutions available for M2M services, one that represents less than 15 percent of active M2M connections today.”  Read Original Content

A new study from ABI Research finds that integration with social networks will add significant value to enterprises' M2M strategies in the coming years. Initially, this trend will concern companies' internal social channels, such as Salesforce.com's Chatter, which is forecasted to be actively used by 60,000 enterprises at end-2013.  Read Original Content

Between now and the end of 2015, RWE and competitors like British Gas, E.ON, Scottish & Southern Energy, EDF Energy and First Utility -- the “big six” energy retailers that control the majority of the U.K.’s market -- are expected to deploy as many as two million smart meters, out of the eventual 50 million or so mandated for rollout by 2020.  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 Research and Markets, the U.S. smart grid market is expected to continue its double-digit growth momentum of the last five years to reach approximately $26.7 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 13 percent over the next five years. Growing use of renewable energy sources and their integration into a common grid is likely to drive the market over the forecast period.  Read Original Content

Based on the new report from Zpryme, U.S. Smart Meter Trends, major utilities in California, such as Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison, from 2007 to 2011, cumulative smart meter installations in the U.S. grew from 2.47 million to 37.29 million.  Read Original Content
A new report released by Navigant suggests smart grid technology is set to double global revenue rates by 2020.  The research suggests that while smart grid technology is already a “colossal” market that generated $33 billion in global revenue last year, this will double by the end of the decade and hit $73 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
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Audi is testing a new RFID car technology in Germany.  The adapted cars communicate wirelessly with car parking facilities, automatically raising the barrier and deducting the parking fee from the car’s account.  Read Original Content

Vehnet and RF Code have formed a partnership to enable their combined technology to deliver an Active RFID solution for the logistics and industrial marketplace.  Read Original Content

Getac’s Z710 rugged tablet has received the Explosive Atmosphere Zone II/22 certification for use in hazardous and explosive environments.  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.

Many retailers are utilizing mobile technology, including barcode scanning and GPS features, to make life easier for consumers.  Digiday’s Giselle Abramovich presents five retailers with mobile initiatives that make the in-store shopping experience better.  Read Original Content

The Barcode News provides “3 Tips for Optimizing Mobile Bar Code Campaigns.”  Read Original Content

When planning a mobile deployment, a fundamental decision for businesses is whether to build or buy the mobile applications the workforce will use in the field.  Mobile Enterprise and Astea present a whitepaper, “Mobile Applications: Build vs. Buy”, that addresses the issues surrounding this decision.  Read Original Content
Field service is a process spanning marketing to sales to service. “4 Reasons to Integrate an Automated Quoting System into your Field Service Business Strategy” is featured in MSI Data’s blog.  Read Original Content

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, is devoted to public health research using GIS to help provide beneficial data.  Researchers report on their use of GIS as a research tool and on its challenges.  Read Original Content

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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
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 Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

China Telecom is partnering with Chinese speech and language technology provider iFlytek to promote the development of the intelligent speech industry.  Read Original Content

According to recent Ray Morgan research, more than 50 percent of Australians shopped online in the last three months, and the NAB Online Retail Sales Index reveals 72 percent of Australian online shopping in April was with Australian online stores.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has developed a Skype-like mobile app, Jego, which enables customers to make free or low-cost calls to mobile phones and landlines. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Intel has invested $16 million in three Asian e-commerce sites, two in India and one in Singapore) to extend their businesses in Asia.  Read Original Content

NHK World Radio Japan has developed a new app for Android smartphone and tablet devices to enable listeners across the world to tune in.  An iPhone app was launched last year.  Read Original Content
Forecasts say mobile phone penetration in Indonesia will hit 173.5 percent with nearly 444.8 million subscribers by 2017, making it one of the largest markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for mobile phone makers and equipment suppliers.  Read Original Content

The first phone call was made on Australia’s first public mobile network in 1981, forever changing the way Australians connect.  This video, featured in latestinphones.com, provides a step-by-step overview of the technology and how it was introduced in Australia.  Read Original Content

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mobile Data as a Competitive Advantage

The success of companies today is less dependent on their physical assets, and more dependent on their ability to competitively utilize data.  Just think of companies like Kodak, Borders, Blockbuster, etc., that had great physical assets but could not effectively make the transition into the data driven digital era.  In the new whitepaper Code Rules: A Playbook for Managing at the Crossroads, the authors Malcolm Frank, Ben Pring and Paul Roehrig provide examples of this theory and recommendations for supporting it.  

This theory resonates with me.  I speak weekly with service companies that want to support a real-time environment that will provide situational awareness of all field operations, but their IT infrastructures are not capable of supporting a real-time environment.  This is a problem as it prevents effective use of data which limits their competitiveness.

Let's image a scenario as follows - two service companies are competing for a large industrial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air, condition) contract.  Company A can commit to an eight hour SLA (service level agreement) to be onsite for repairs.  Company B can commit to a two hour SLA.  Which company has a competitive advantage?

Company B has full and real-time situational awareness of the location, job status and qualifications of all of their employees and resources and can quickly and dynamically change their assignments and schedules and get them to the point of need.  Company B has a better "logistics of information" system which results in a competitive advantage.

Think about what it takes to support a real-time environment.  It requires a different kind of IT architecture and infrastructure than many companies have today.  It would be a mistake to think this is an enterprise mobility problem.  It is a company problem.  Today, real-time data is everything.  It is not enough to only review end of quarter numbers.  If there are problems in your processes or operations, they should be recognized and fixed as they happen.


There is a saying I read the other day that I really like, "If your customers are adopting technology at a faster rate than you are supporting it, you are opening up an opportunity for your competitors."

Service companies need to recognize there are important sources of data (code halos) around at least five specific areas that should be properly managed and utilized:
  • Customers
  • Products/materials/supplies
  • Employees
  • Partners
  • Enterprises/Organizations
This data needs to be captured, processed, analyzed, reported and acted upon in real-time.  Although mobility is a key component of this, the IT infrastructure of most companies needs to be updated to support it, and management must have a business strategy in place that prioritizes the recognition and exploitation of "code halos" in all of their plans.
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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 Apps for Short-term Projects

I had the privilege of speaking before a group of service sector leaders this week in Chicago, Ilinois on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building.  During this event I had the opportunity to speak with many field services professionals about their operations and strategies.  Many of the challenges these folks face are the typical ones around change management, process re-engineering, mobile device selection and connectivity.  However, I also heard about the need to quickly develop mobile apps for short-term projects, a recurring issue in many construction, inspection and engineering related projects.

There is a significant segment of the "hard hat" market that needs project based mobile apps.  These apps must be quick and easy to develop as they may only be used for three months on a particular project.  The ROI needs to be a matter of days, not years.  During those three months, however, project management and the profitability of the project could realize great benefits from having real-time data collection, reporting and collaboration via mobile devices.

I think a project-based mobile app may need to include a quick data collection and reporting template that is pre-integrated with a database and reporting tool. Otherwise, the integration and report generation work might take longer than the project.
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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 June 16, 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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Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

The GSM Association recently funded a survey of 2,000 healthcare providers, patients and consumers in four different countries to better understand the perceptions they had about mobile health. The survey’s top line metric is that 89 percent of providers, 75 percent of patients, and 73 percent of consumers believe that mobile health offerings can convey significant health benefits.  Read Original Content

Smartphone applications have begun to enable the mHealth industry to successfully monetize their services. The market for mHealth services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $26 billion globally by 2017, the new "Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017" by research2guidance says.  Read Original Content

About 11 percent of all mobile phone users and 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app on their device, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project’s Mobile Health 2012 survey.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

WellDoc has launched a new product, BlueStar, which it says is the first mobile health product to secure reimbursement as a diabetes therapy that will be adjudicated as a pharmacy benefit like other prescription products.  Read Original Content

Rep. Mike Honda has reintroduced a bill that aims to advance innovation in mobile health and other health care technologies.  Honda first introduced the legislation -- called the Healthcare Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act -- in December 2012. The bill would require FDA to establish a new Office of Wireless Health.  Read Original Content
Of the eight most prevalent health conditions globally, diabetes and depression have an overwhelming number of mobile applications and research, while there is a lack of apps and research related to other conditions such as anemia, hearing loss and low vision, according to research published recently in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Read Original Content

Patient monitoring systems with advanced features, especially wireless or remote capability, are among the fastest-growing medical devices. The aging population and the associated increases in diseases such as congestive heart disease and diabetes as well as the cost of treating those conditions, is driving sales of these devices.  Read Original Content

In a Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey released, more than one-third of respondents who are online said they were "very" or "extremely" interested in using smartphones or tablets to ask their doctors questions, make appointments or get medical test results.  Read Original Content

The telemedicine patient monitoring market grew from 4.2 billion in 2007 to over 10 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

Physician-led medical app review site iMedicalApps pointed out that a number of medical app developers have recently received rejection notices from Apple because they included medication dosage information in their app, and Apple says it only accepts medical dosage information submitted by the medicine’s manufacturer.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Marketing, Business Analytics and Code Halos
Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility
What Does Research Say is the Competitive Advantage of Data?
SMAC Expert Series: Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring
Mobile Expert Video Series: Florian Ganz
Mobile Expert Video Series: Hadas Lahav
Mobile Expert Video Series: Shishir Kapoor - Truzign

Whitepapers of Note

ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
Networked Field Services

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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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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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Microsoft released its first iOS version of Office. Officially dubbed Microsoft Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers, the app is designed only for the iPhone, available only in the U.S., requires an Office 365 subscription and has a very minimal feature set.  Read Original Content

Counterpoint Technology Market Research has released its monthly global smartphone data for May 2013.  Smartphones are now 57 percent of the market in May 2013. During the first quarter the shares of major brands shrunk or were at stalemate while local tier two brands grew.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics plans to sell a variation of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that will transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed, the head of its mobile business J.K. Shin said.  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.

Verizon Communications Inc. is looking at a move into Canada’s cellular telephone business, one of several possible new entrants whose arrival would salvage the federal government’s ambitions for a fourth wireless player across the country.  Read Original Content

Groupon’s share price closed 11.5 percent higher at $7.65 on the NASDAQ on Friday, June 14, after analysts at Deutsche Bank AG upgraded the stock on optimism that sales can be boosted by the company’s mobile application, which is increasingly used by consumers.  Read Original Content
Indian handset maker Celkon officially announced the debut of its next Android smartphone, the A8+.  The handset sports a 3.5-inch capacitive display and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It packs a two-megapixel rear camera and a VGA secondary camera along with a 1,500mAh battery.  Read Original Content

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the top Windows Phone smartphone Down Under, according to AdDuplex.  The Australian June figures collected by AdDuplex has the flagship Lumia 920 with 32.7 percent of the Windows Phone Devices market share, an increase from 14 percent two months ago.  Read Original Content

Samsung is testing the smartphone-camera hybrid waters with the Zoom, a variant of its Galaxy S4 smartphone with bona fide digital camera hardware features built in.  Read Original Content

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of June 16, 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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The Open IPTV Forum has published a profile of HTML5 and other related web technologies aimed at connected TV services and devices, intended to make it easier for developers to create rich apps and services that work with connected TVs.  Read Original Content

123Greetings.com launched its free mobile site built using HTML5 and CSS3.  The responsive mobile site can be accessed from iOS, Android, Windows, Symbian and BlackBerry devices.  Read Original Content

In “The HTML5 vs. Native Apps Battle Broken Down”, the Business Insider provides a chart of items, including “cross-platform deployment costs”, “fragmentation challenges”, and “rich user experience and performance”.  The winner (HTML5 or native apps) is revealed along with the reasons why it outperformed the other.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

A designer QR Code and an HTML5 mobile site are being used to launch a new interactive soccer game in Kuwait that can be played on any mobile device.  Read Original Content

The Foxconn Technology Group will team up with Mozilla on the Firefox OS open platform.  Foxconn wants to use the HTML5-based Firefox mobile OS for its devices, including tablets, televisions and electronic signage.  Read Original Content
Daniele Bazzano explains why a mobile website makes more sense than a native mobile app and lists “Mobile Design Best Practices” in this article featured in Business2Community.  Read Original Content

SmartBear Software has released a new version of TestComplete for Web application and HTML5 testing, which now includes support for the HTML5/JavaScript framework Sencha Ext JS.  Read Original Content

bMobilized, a services company that converts existing Web content into HTML5 mobile sites, has teamed up with MobilizingUSA to provide free mobile sites to small and medium businesses.  Read Original Content

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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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The Middle East's contribution to mobile transactions is set to be worth $27.6 billion by 2017, accounting for about four percent of the global value, according to forecasts released by the research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

According to a report by Yankee Group, approximately 40 percent of consumers make use of some kind of mobile shopping application or mobile coupons.  Read Original Content

According to comScore, mobile-generated retail spending could rise to 15 percent of retail e-commerce by the end of this year.  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.

BI Intelligence, a leading market research firm, recently released a report concerning the growth of mobile payments in the U.S. and in Europe. The report indicates mobile payments are becoming more common as smartphone penetration grows around the world.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce has managed to make major progress in the U.S. and Japan, but in Europe, it has met with significant challenges such as language. Both the U.S. and Japan enjoy universal e-commerce markets due to the fact that both countries have a predominant language. Europe, however, is filled with countries that have very different languages from one another, making it difficult to create a universal mobile commerce ecosystem.  Read Original Content
According to IBM, mobile commerce transactions grew by 31 percent in the first quarter compared with just a 3.7 percent overall rise in retail sales.  Read Original Content

According to Bangalore-based management consulting firm Zinnov, e-commerce is expected to increase from $6.3 billion in 2011 to $23 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mobile Marketing, Business Analytics and Code Halos

In an article I published earlier this week, Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility, I provided an overview of the concept of Code Halo™.  The idea is that nearly all organizations, brands, products and people are surrounded by a halo of data.  Companies that recognize the value of code halos will develop new business models and IT systems to utilize these code halos to better engage with customers and prospects, deliver more relevant content and employ precision marketing and support campaigns based upon known interests and desires.

Today I want to explore the role of mobile marketing and how it relates to code halos.  First, let's review the four basic elements of a "logistics of information" system that can derive value from code halos:
  1. There must be effective data collection strategies - Often in the form of mobile apps, loyalty programs and online commerce sites that enable a customer to opt-in to various programs, campaigns and deals and share their personal preferences.  This is how you begin to collect and harvest useful data from your customers' code halos.
  2. The system must uniquely identify and recognize a user.  This identification is associated with a code halo.  This recognition enables the IT and e-commerce systems to customize and personalize content, which provides a more relevant and positive experience for the customer.
  3. The ability to recognize patterns, find meanings, and to spark new ideas and innovation by analyzing, comparing and combining multiple code halos is another important development.  Here is an example - Store number 2 recognizes that a sub-set of their customers all share similar code halos - which includes product preferences, lifestyles, demographics and buying habits.  Store number 2 also closely analyzes the code halos of their suppliers' products, brands and target customer profiles.  As a result, Store number 2 can introduce new marketing campaigns and products that very closely align with the preferences and tastes of their individual customers and sub-sets of customers.
  4. Each campaign or program roll-out is continually analyzed and optimized to improve precision and future results.
Point number one above is effective data collection strategies.  In an age of digital transformation, data collection can often be facilitated via mobile apps, social networking analysis and e-commerce/shopping sites.  Mobile apps have the added luxury of being location aware.  Location, preferences, searches, shared opinions, buying history, time of day, etc., can all be collected via mobile app interaction and added to your code halo.

Analyzing a code halo, however, does not drive value or provide a competitive advantage.  The analysis should result in personalized content being sent to the mobile app of the customer or prospect.  This precision marketing, based on analyzed code halo data, will as a result, drive an increase in sales and company value.  

The three biggest challenges now for companies are:
  1. Recognize code halos and implement business strategies to utilize them.
  2. Implement a logistics of information system to manage and utilize code halo processes.
  3. Spark innovation by comparing and combining various code halos and the resulting insights.
  4. Utilize the analysis of code halos in ways that add value to your company.

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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 June 16, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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Latin America's largest enterprise software company, TOTVS, invested 20 million dollars in the latest venture round of GoodData in a move that highlights how cloud big data and analytics will play a significant role in the region.  Read Original Content

Researchers estimate that 90 percent of the data in the world will be unstructured by 2015, the year when the digital universe is expected to hit the eight zettabytes mark. With these figures in mind, it becomes apparent why 90 percent of CIOs plan to incorporate Big Data into their organizations’ processes and strategy, according to HP.  Read Original Content

According to a study commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems, 75 percent of UK organizations are currently investing in big data analytics, and 80 percent of these are deploying solutions. But as many as 60 percent of those investing in big data projects agreed that they do not have the data center infrastructure in place to analyze up-to-the-minute information across all their data sets.  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.

Cloud Print adds another arrow to your mobile office arsenal. Google has released a free Android app for Cloud Print that enables you to print from any Android device with a Cloud Print connected printer.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, a trend to look for this year is IT departments at large companies taking on the role of brokers of cloud services for their employers.  Read Original Content
At its annual Discover technology conference HP released its new HP Cloud OS, an operating system designed to provide a common environment for public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Read Original Content

There are currently about 50 million enterprise users of cloud office systems, which represent only eight percent of overall office system users (excluding China and India), according to a study by Gartner.  Read Original Content

The enterprise collaboration software and services market will reach a "tipping point" in two years as cloud-based collaboration software-as-a-service revenue surpasses on-premise software revenue, predicts research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility
What Does Research Say is the Competitive Advantage of Data?
SMAC Expert Series: Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring
Mobile Expert Video Series: Florian Ganz
Mobile Expert Video Series: Hadas Lahav
Mobile Expert Video Series: Shishir Kapoor - Truzign

Whitepapers of Note

ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Two Roads to Mobile Workforce Management: Choosing Between On-Premises and Cloud Delivery
Why Mobile Clients are Just Stepping Stones to Better Solutions

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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.