Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 24, 2013

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

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

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

According to a recently published mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass one billion units in 2013, representing 39.3 percent growth over 2012. Read Original Content

Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specializes in making 3D motion detection technology. PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect sensor, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.  Apple's deal is likely to spark speculation about its plans to develop new products such as Apple TV.  Read Original Content

According to a Radicati Group study the Enterprise Mobility Management market will reach $838 million by year-end 2013 and grow to over $3.1 billion by 2017, as more enterprises seek to protect and manage an increasingly mobile workforce.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.  Read Original Content

Recently, ABI Research published a report titled "iOS 7 and Windows Phone 8 for Enterprise," which examines how the iOS 7 software update will impact enterprise adoption of iPhones, and how current and future iterations of Windows Phone can accelerate business adoption of Microsoft’s mobility platform.  Read Original Content
Samsung currently dominates the African smartphone market, recording a 52.1 percent unit share for the second quarter of 2013, a report by International Data Corporation has said.  Read Original Content

Market research firm NPD DisplaySearch predicts it will take less than five years for smartphones to make up over 80 percent of all mobile phone sales. The firm predicts 1.8 billion smartphones will be shipped in the year 2017, making up 82 percent of global mobile phone shipments.  Read Original Content

Smartphone sales have boosted Latin American mobile market revenues in 2012, although mobile broadband penetration is still limited due to high prices and low service quality.  Read Original Content

Google-owned Motorola Mobility moved recently to shake up the global smartphone market with an entry-level handset aimed at cost-sensitive consumers around the world, many in emerging markets. The new Moto G handset will sell at less than $200 without a contract in the U.S. market and, around the world, will be around one-third the price of top-line Apple iPhones and Samsung devices, the company said.  Read Original Content

Russia is one of the fastest growing markets in the mobile gaming industry, beaten only by the U.S. and China, reveals the Live Mobile! Congress.  The country’s application market is expected to continue its expansion, with tablet apps projected to grow 109 percent between now and 2016. This is compared to a predicted global growth of 86 percent.  Read Original Content

According analysts at ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity smartphone purchases and expand use in the enterprise.  ABI Research predicts shipment revenues from Android smartphones used by mobile business customers will grow from $54 billion in 2013 to over $92 billion globally by the end of 2018. Read Original Content

Global smartphone sales are still going strong; 250 million smartphones were sold in the third quarter, up 46 percent year-over-year. The Asia-Pacific region is still leading the pack with an impressive 77 percent rise in smartphone sales. Indeed, smartphones seem ubiquitous in many parts of Asia. Globally, total mobile phones sales are set to reach 1.81 billion units for the year according to Gartner's most recent report. Read Original Content

Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that last week, there was a mega deal in the sports mobile app space as apparel giant Under Armour agreed to buy MapMyFitness for $150 million.  Read Original Content

Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens, located at more than 400 Walgreens stores nationwide, and iTriage, a market leader and rapidly growing consumer health care technology company, announced the launch of a nationwide mobile appointment scheduling app. The expanded free mobile service, previously piloted in Denver and Chicago, is now available to patients in Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens markets across the U.S.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of November 24, 2013

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

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

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

Analysts forecast the Mobile Commerce market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 71.06 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in mobile subscriptions. The Mobile Commerce market in India has also been witnessing government and regulatory support. Read Original Content

Are you ready for your mobile shopper? This is the question of the year. And while businesses continue to put off their websites’ mobile optimization, shoppers continue to use their mobile devices. In fact, comScore reported last week that Q3 2013 saw $5.8 billion in mobile commerce for the quarter, up 26 percent from Q3 2012. Currently, mobile commerce accounts for more than one in ten e-commerce dollars.  Read Original Content

Isis – the mobile commerce venture created by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – shared with MMW details of its new Isis Alliance Program.  The Isis Alliance Program was created to support the merchant technology ecosystem with tools and resources to capitalize on the opportunities created by mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

The proliferation of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has totally revolutionized the mobile commerce arena, and the industry is expected to cross the $31 billion mark by 2016.  Read Original Content

McDonald’s has been experimenting with mobile engagement recently. The company has been adorning food packages with QR codes in an effort to connect with mobile consumers more effectively. Mobile commerce has now caught the attention of the fast food corporation and it plans to begin testing a new NFC-based payment service in Belgium in 2014. McDonald’s will be working with Seamless, a Swedish mobile payments firm, for this initiative.  Read Original Content
This year will mark a major milestone for tablets and their influence on Internet retailers. Business Insider believes tablets will draw even with smartphones, and account for 50 percent of the total value of U.S. retail sales made over mobile devices. Read Original Content

Flipboard’s social magazine app has now been broadened so it includes an all new mobile commerce catalog section that gives shoppers and brands the chance to look at various products, check their prices, and make purchases through the right links.  Read Original Content

As the number of people with smartphones and tablets continues to grow, mobile commerce growth is outpacing traditional e-commerce growth by 200 percent. Right now one out of every ten e-commerce dollars is spent using a smartphone or tablet ($4.7B in just the 2nd quarter of 2013), and 63 percent of people are expecting to shop more on their mobile devices in the future.  Read Original Content

Ericsson said MTN Rwanda has deployed its Converged Wallet m-commerce solution. It will make easy-to-use, next-generation mobile financial services to MTN Rwanda's subscribers, including mobile phone users who do not have access to traditional banking services.  Read Original Content

According to Mooreland Partners LLC, an M&A advisory firm that operates primarily in the digital media space, the global mobile advertising market will grow 62 percent by the end of 2013 to almost $14 billion, as acquirers and investors flock to the market. Mooreland estimates there have been 21 major mergers in 2013 so far. Read Original Content

Pandora Media Inc reported third-quarter revenue that was up about 50 percent on the strength of mobile advertising at the Internet radio company to top $100 million for the first time in a quarter.  Read Original Content

According to Reuters, while about half of U.S. Internet users shop on mobile, almost nine in 10 Japanese Internet users shop on their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

Shopping for the holidays has increasingly become about spending quality time with our mobile devices. From 2011 to 2012, the number of minutes consumers spent on retail mobile apps in the holiday month of December increased six-fold, according to the infographic below compiled by Sparked, a San Francisco-based social and mobile engagement platform.  Read Original Content

Amazon has taken a strong interest in the mobile sector, which should come as no surprise considering the company’s focus on the digital world. The online retailer has been making moves to establish a stronger presence in mobile commerce, but this is not the only approach Amazon has taken on the mobile space. The company is preparing to launch a new service it calls AppStream, which has a very specific focus on mobile games.  Read Original Content

Facebook has increased its profits and begun making money from mobile advertising due to its utilization of big data, according to Johann Evans, chief financial officer of unified data management specialist Cherry Olive.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of November 24, 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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

Health Market Science announced it has launched Provider MasterFile, empowering businesses to connect with customers in entirely new ways. The Provider MasterFile app is built on master data from more than 7.5 million health care practitioners, 450,000 healthcare organizations and the affiliations between them. Read Original Content

Allied Market Research has announced the most comprehensive and strategically analyzed report titled "mHealth Market - Global Mobile Healthcare Industry Size, Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2020".  The study observed the global mHealth market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach $8.3 billion by the end of 2013. Read Original Content

A report published by iHeed has shown mHealth and mobile health education can reduce the cost of frontline health worker training by 75 percent and rapidly increase the number of health workers via blended learning (i.e., leveraging visuals, video and audio), enhanced data collection and remote monitoring. With evidence showing paper-based health training is only mildly effective, especially in areas of low literacy, mHealth must be embraced to overcome literacy and geographical restraints.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

With venture capital firms currently investing record amounts in the healthcare space, mobile health entrepreneurs are keen to take advantage. As a result, next month's mHealth Summit Venture+ Forum may be the place to see many deals go down.  The mHealth Summit Venture+ Forum, an event linked to the December 8-11 HIMSS Media mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., is poised to highlight, and help connect, two trends: the growth of mobile venture capital and the anticipated boom in mHealth technology.  Read Original Content

The simple mobile phone is being used to provide a range of health services in some districts of Bihar, especially in maternal and childcare, an expert said in New Delhi. The “Ananya” program, run by BBC Media Action in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in eight districts of Bihar, aims to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in the state. The program is targeting an audience of 27 million women of childbearing age through 200,000 community health workers.  Read Original Content
Few doctors make house calls, but remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies are eliminating the need anyway. Distant caregivers can now more easily check up on patients without the need for a visit to the doctor's office or hospital.  U.S. sales of RPM systems are expected to jump to $21.2 billion in 2017 from $10.6 billion in 2012, according to medical research firm Kalorama Information.  Read Original Content

eClinical Works is hiring 100 software developers as part of an effort to strengthen its patient engagement platform and population health solutions.  The company is investing $50 million to make that happen over the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Surveys indicate patients now expect their doctors to be more tech savvy – 90 percent of those with a chronic disease would accept a mobile app prescription from their doctor according to a survey by health communications firm Digitas Health – those who incorporate mobile apps into their practice are likely to see a bump in their patient satisfaction scores. Read Original Content

Though mobile mental health applications have the potential to be effective and may significantly improve treatment accessibility, the majority of apps currently available lack scientific evidence demonstrating their efficacy, finds a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ
Satellites, GPS Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility

One of the mega-trends I write often about is the merging of the physical with the digital and the resulting impact on businesses.  A key element of this trend is the association of geospatial or location data with events, tasks, projects, processes, assets and resources.  I asked my civil engineering friend and hero of all ducks, J.D. Axford, to teach us a bit about graphical information systems (GIS).  Here it is for your reading pleasure.

Three broad categories of information are combined in GIS.  As a point of reference, let's consider how a utility company would use these three:
  1. Landbase information typically comes from outside sources and depicts the natural (earth) and built (man-made) environment in which the utility operates – roads, rivers, and so on. 
  2. Grid information, defining the physical system (power lines, transformers, substations, power generation sites) the utility owns and operates, this information comes from their engineering, surveying, and maintenance crews. 
  3. Customer information is generated in-house and includes names, addresses, services provided, and maintenance schedules and requests, in addition to billing information. 
Combining these three data categories into a GIS enables a utility to support:
  • outage management systems
  • workflow scheduling
  • damage prevention
  • routine operations and maintenance 
  • asset management
  • workforce optimization
A GIS serves several purposes.  It is a geospatial database, plus a collaboration and communications tool for sharing geospatial data accurately, quickly, and broadly amongst enterprise teams.  This of course requires enterprise mobility solutions.  It ensures the field crews, engineering design and customer service departments are working together to efficiently meet goals. As always, effective communication require the data shared be accurate and available to those who need it, when they need it, and where they need it.  This is where the utility of mobile devices and especially tablets comes in.

In order to effectively use GIS, mapping software (like LatLonGo) must be developed that works across a number of different mobile hardware platforms to maximize its utilization.  It must also be able to integrate with ERPs, asset management apps and other business solutions.  Specialized software platforms are needed that support GIS integration with mobile devices.

Compressing data is another requirement so mobile devices have the space available to store GIS data, and so it remains accessible even when connectivity is lost. Collecting data through text and voice notes, photographs, and redlined maps and drawings are also essential and must be synchronized back to the main GIS server for collaboration and review.

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
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 November 24, 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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

Part four of Joanna Pfahler’s Field Service Process Automation Series in Business 2 Community explores “How Field Service Process Automation Can Keep Your Organization Alert”.  Read Original Content

The University of New Orleans has been awarded a contract by the Naval Research Laboratory to develop defense mapping systems.  The work will make use of University’s expertise in geospatial mapping systems.  Read Original Content

The TellSpec scanner uses lasers to determine a food item’s chemical composition and sends the calorie, ingredient and allergy information to a smartphone app.  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.

Hyland Software and Bottomline Technologies have partnered to integrate advanced mobile data capture and enterprise content management technology to simplify the collection and delivery of critical healthcare data. Read Original Content

The High Impact Weather Research Centre at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wonju National University has developed a new device which could soon predict natural disasters before they happen.  The device utilizes GIS technology and a weather model to forecast weather up to twelve hours before impact.  Read Original Content

Mark Roberti, editor of the RFID Journal, provides a recap and insights from the RFID Journal Live! Brasil 2013, held November 6-7 in Sao Paulo. Read Original Content

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued its first RFID standard. The standard was drafted with the China Electronics Standardization Institute and several RFID industry players. The standard covers design, production, testing, and usage of RFID readers and tags.  Read Original Content

In a move to increase support for customers and distributors in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to reinforce its GIS business infrastructure in the southeastern U.S., Esri has opened a new office in Miami, Florida.  Read Original Content

Wasp Barcode Technologies lists six inventory nightmares and explains how to avoid them in this article featured in Manufacturing Business Technology.  Read Original Content

A new report from the Aberdeen Group, “Secrets to Optimize Field Service for Better Customer Experiences”, reveals that the best field service organizations leverage performance analytics to launch new initiatives and augment existing ones.  Read Original Content

The Solomon Island Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has moved to mobile technology for a better and more reliable system of data collection and processing.  A mobile app and web-based platform streamlines the collection process and provides qualified data.  Read Original Content

The British Red Cross is testing an RFID system at its Bristol warehouse and London headquarters to identify equipment used during emergency-response situations around the world.  Approximately 500 assets, such as laptops, satellite telephones, forklifts, vehicles and generators, are being fitted with RFID tags that will be read via handheld readers as the items are sent into the field for use by Red Cross volunteers, and again when they are returned.  Read Original Content

Hoping to attract individuals who are keen to develop creative geospatial applications and services, the Singapore Land Authority has launched the GeoInnovation Fund to urge innovation through the use of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.  Read Original Content

Esri has launched new releases of Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS which include display, configuration, and workflow enhancements that improve field data collection and enterprise oversight. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ
Satellites, GPS Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications


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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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

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

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

Groupon has announced its acquisition of Ticket Monster, along with its Q3 results for 2013, as a part of the reveal for its latest strategy for mobile commerce growth, particularly within the Asian marketplace. This acquisition, which was for a reported $260 million, is an effort to expand in the Asian market.  Read Original Content

NTT Docomo, one of the largest telecommunications and mobile network operators in Japan, has been working to enter into the mobile commerce field for some time. More consumers are becoming interested in mobile commerce because of the simplicity and convenience it represents. NTT Docomo is set to launch a new NFC-driven mobile commerce service with the help of MasterCard, and the companies plan to launch this service globally on February 5, 2014.  Read Original Content

Engage Mobility, Inc., a provider of mobile marketing technologies and big data solutions, has announced it will soon be entering China, the world's largest smartphone market. Engage expects to finalize its joint venture agreement with Chinese government-backed Xinhua Ruide Technology Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Zhichengxin Equity Investment Fund Management, Ltd. in mid-November.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

China’s mobile game market is advancing at a furious rate. It was expected revenues from mobile games would reach 9.19 billion yuan (€1.13 billion) this year, a hefty 371.1 percent rise on 2012, according to data from iResearch.  Read Original Content

Sony Mobile Communications has captured the third position in Taiwan's smartphone vendor ranking with a 20 percent market share thanks to brisk sales of its Xperia Z family high-end models, according to Jonathan Lin, president of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan. Read Original Content
In the second half of 2013, specifically in the third quarter, China’s mobile phone market ranked Apple Inc in fifth place among its best sellers. After including Asia as one of the continents where it will release the latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets, Apple has surpassed native corporations like the ZTE and Xiaomi in the said country. Read Original Content

YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc., a mobile entertainment and Video On Demand platform in China, has announced a distribution agreement with Huawei, a global information and communications technology solutions provider and the third largest global smartphone manufacturer, to offer feature films through YOU On Demand's newly launched mobile application, YOU Cinema.  Read Original Content

Price comparison website PricePanda has launched its iOS app in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. The company earlier introduced its app for Android. With their new app, PricePanda’s broad selection of prices and products in various categories such as computers, health and beauty or home appliances are readily available. Read Original Content

While feature phones currently outsell smartphones by around two to one in Indonesia, the growth in the Indonesia economy is set to change that.  Two local players, Axioo and Polytron, are gearing up to carve out a share of the emerging Indonesian smartphone market, according to Detik.com.  Read Original Content

U.S. e-retailers set a record last year when they sold $1.465 billion worth of merchandise on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, comScore Inc. says. But that pales in comparison with the sales on China’s big online holiday shopping day, Singles Day. The 24-hour event produced $5.75 billion in web sales, nearly double the $3.0 billion last year on the two big marketplaces, Tmall and Taobao, operated by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., China’s dominant e-commerce company and No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Asia.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ
Satellites, GPS Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation

Companies don't want enterprise mobility.  They want increased sales, lower expenses, better products, improved customer service and more profits.  They want to be survivors during this period of massive digital transformations.  What do I mean by digital transformation?  I mean the fact that entire industries are being changed before our eyes because the physical world is merging with the digital.  I mean big data analytics, mobile applications and broadband connectivity to the internet through mobile devices that introduce completely new business models, processes, products and markets.   In order to be a survivor in this competitive climate, companies must have a clear understanding and vision of what digital transformation is, and how it is impacting their industry, market, products and company.

I met with a large national paper manufacturer today.  They have yet to start any mobile application projects internally.  I wonder if they have ever read about the impact of digital transformation on Kodak film sales?  I don't revel in writing about this. I cringe.  The challenge is not IT. It is in the business that chooses not to commit a budget to preparing for digital transformation.  That sounds to me like waving the white flag in the face of change.

When I talk to companies about mobile strategies, I am not really talking about mobile strategies.  I am talking about digital transformation and how mobile applications support this transformation.  If you buy into the fact that entire industries and marketplaces are being digitally transformed (think film, newspapers, media, retail, banking, travel, education, healthcare etc.), then you recognize mobile applications are about real-time prospect, customer and employee engagement, commerce, interaction and collaboration on any device, any place and at any time!  The mobile app is the interface between the outside world and the company.  However, the mobile app will provide very little value if the internal IT systems are not capable of supporting the demands of evolving marketplaces.

Let me emphasize the concept of "real-time."  Mobile devices and mobile applications feed our desire for instant results accompanied by instant satisfaction.  This desire generates intense pressures for companies to upgrade and transform themselves, their business processes and IT systems to be able to respond in real-time.

In addition to our desire for real-time information capabilities, we must be able to creatively innovate our way into the new landscape where the competition is around "information logistics" systems.  Where our success is dependent upon our ability to collect data (from mobile devices, websites, social media, apps, sensors and other database) faster than our competition, and then integrate, analyze, report and put it to use in new business processes and services faster than our competitors.  It is the ability to look at all of these capabilities and to envision new business models, products and services never before possible without real-time capabilities that will determine the market winners.

It is our "information logistics" systems that enable us to digitally transform and be competitive.  It enables us to market to customers with precision.  It enables us to provide better SLAs (service level agreements) because of better visibility into remote operations and delivery capabilities.  It enables us to manage our cash better, because we can manufacturer in a "just-in-time" paradigm based upon real-time visibility into demand and orders.

Yes enterprise mobility is a crucial element in all of this.  It supports the "information logistics" system required to remain competitive in a world undergoing digital transformation, but let's not become mesmerized by enterprise mobility.  It is not the end goal. It is simply an enabler on the journey through digital transformation.

**Have you read the new Mobile Solution Directory here - http://mobilesolutiondirectory.blogspot.com/?

Read more on the Future of Work here - www.unevenlydistributed.com.

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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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

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

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

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content

CDFA’s ongoing commitment to outreach through technology has led to the development of three new applications for smartphones. The first is a guide to local farmers’ markets. The new application was developed in collaboration with the State Department of Technology and works on both Android and iPhones.  Read Original Content

According to Portio Research, consumers in Africa and the Middle East represented 14 percent of mobile app users in 2012 – 168 million people. Portio Research forecasts the number of app users will grow by almost 30 percent each year. By 2017 Africa's app users could number over half a billion people.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Smartphone penetration in urban areas of Peru have risen three percentage points from 14 percent to 17 percent in one year, a recent study shows.  Meanwhile, mobile penetration rose from 75 percent to 76 percent in the same period, according to the latest market study by Ipsos Peru.  Read Original Content

The Cell Police mobile application and software was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS and Android market. Cell Police has two products reviewed on NewsWatch, the Vacation Protector and the Family Protector. Each allows users to see on a satellite map where their family members are in real time.  Read Original Content
While Samsung beats Apple in terms of worldwide market share, the iPhone 5 is talked about a lot more than the Galaxy S4, according to a new study from eBay deals. Samsung takes out the top spot in the global smartphone market with a market share of 31.7 percent, compared to Apple in second place with 14.2 percent. However, in terms of social buzz, Apple blows Samsung out of the water.  Read Original Content

According to an announcement shared with MMW, SteadyServ Technologies hopes to disrupt the beverage industry with a little something called iKeg, the “first mobile beer inventory management system.”  SteadyServ Technologies says the iKeg system is a mobile, SaaS-based inventory management solution for the beer industry.  Read Original Content

A recent study conducted by Fiberlink reveals employers are actually more inclined to let employee-owned mobile phones access cloud-doc backup and a host of other online media storage and streaming platforms.  Read Original Content

The Federal Communications Commission has released a smartphone app that lets users measure the speed of their mobile broadband connection.  In the process PCWorld reports the app also provides aggregate data to the agency for measuring nationwide mobile broadband network performance.  Read Original Content

Mformation® Software Technologies LLC, a provider of solutions for managing wirelessly connected devices, has announced the availability of its next-generation, cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution - Enterprise Mobility Manager.  Read Original Content

Last month ABI Research forecast there will be 35.1 million shipments of cars with in-car entertainment systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies by 2018, with nearly 50 percent based on Apple's iOS and close to 45 percent using MirrorLink, the device interoperability standard created by the Car Connectivity Consortium. Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics said it has shipped 800,000 Galaxy Gear smart watches in two months since its debut despite middling reviews of the gadget. "It's the most sold wearable watch available in the market place. . . and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear," Samsung said in a statement, according to Reuters.  Read Original Content

Nokia’s shareholders have done what everyone expected them to do, approving the sale of the Finnish company’s devices and services business to Microsoft.  Read Original Content

According to Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone increased its smartphone platform market share by six percentage points. The six percentage points helped elevated Windows Phone's as the third most-utilized smartphone operating system during the three months ending in September 2013.  Read Original Content

According to Frost and Sullivan, mobile advertising in Australia is growing at nearly 40 percent a year. The market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 39 percent from 2013 to 2018, with expenditure reaching $682 million in 2018.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility
Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ
Satellites, GPS Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias
Digital Nomads - How Cloud Computing and Mobility will Save the Middle-Class
Supporting GIS and Mapping Solutions on Muddy Tablets

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications


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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility

Today's competitive marketplace requires companies to collect more data, analyze more data and utilize more data to improve customer interactions and engagements.  Mobile devices are exceptionally designed to assist in this effort.  Apple's iPhone comes with an inventory of sensors:
  • Touch
  • Voice
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscopic
I listened to an IT expert in the CIA give a presentation on how they could use the sensors on a typical smartphones to uniquely identify the walking style and pace of individuals.  For example, the intelligence agency may suspect a person carrying a phone is a bad guy.  They can remotely switch on the smartphone's sensors and record the walking style and pace of the person carrying the phone and match it with their database records.  SCARY ISN'T IT!?

Those are just a few of the sensors available that integrate the physical world with the digital.  Read this article I wrote to learn more about the incredible capabilities of sensors.

Mobile apps can also be considered the API (application programming interface) between humans and smartphones.  For example, a mobile application for recommending local restaurants may start by asking the user what kind of food they prefer.  The human queries their stomach, and then inputs the results into their mobile app by touching the keypad or using their voice.  Suddenly a server in an Amazon data center knows your stomach's inputs!  That is one powerful sensor and API!  Given the vast array of sensors in the human body incredible things can be done once those sensor inputs are digitized.

Although there are many powerful sensors in the human body the API is still the human's touch, typing or voice.  The emergence of wearable sensors and smart devices are a way to try to automate the process of data collection so humans are not required to take time and effort to input the data.

Sensors are also connected to the non-physical.  Sensors can connect with time.  Once time reaches a specified place, a digital alarm can go off striking your physical ear with sound waves.  That is making the non-physical inputs, physical.

The challenge for businesses today is to envision how all of these sensors and available real-time data can be used to improve customer service, product design, marketplace interactions and engagements so there are more profits at the end of the day.  

In the book Digital Disruptions, James McQuivey writes that for most of history, disruptions (business and marketplace transformations) occurred in a physical world of factories and well-trod distribution networks.  However, the disruptions of tomorrow are likely coming from digital disruptions - sensors, code halos, big data and mobile devices and wearables.

The task and challenge of every IT department is to understand and design a strategy that recognizes that the competitive playing fields of tomorrow are among the digits.

***Have you seen the new Mobile Solution Directory here http://mobilesolutiondirectory.blogspot.com/?

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

Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps

Gartner IT Budget Forecast
If a massive herd of elephants were charging at you from 20 meters away, would taking a small step forwards or backwards improve your safety? NO!  In many situations it seems that is how companies are approaching mobile strategies.  They are staring massive marketplace transformation in the face, but responding by just starting a few mobile app POCs (proof of concepts).

In James McQuivey's book titled, Digital Disruption:Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation, he states that competition in business is rapidly moving to a focus on knowledge of and engagement with customers.  Companies are developing an understanding of "code halos" (their customers' digital footprint or history of activities on the web, at a location and in various database systems) and they must now use this data to better engage with customers through their customers' "engagement format of choice" which is increasingly on a mobile device.

Finding, integrating and using a person's "code halo" represents a lot of work for an IT organization.  It takes strategy, budgets, resources and planning. It takes more than a small step as suggested in my earlier anecdote.   This is the kind of thing the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) needs to be taking up with the CEO and CIO.

In the latest technology budget forecasts I have seen from Gartner (see chart above), more of the technology budget is being shifted to the business and/or marketing department, while the IT budget remains relatively flat.  I believe this suggests many companies "get it."  They understand their ability to stay competitive in the face of Amazon, Apple, Google and eBay, etc.,  just to name a few of today's digital disruptors, depends on their ability to effectively collect, analyze and utilize "code halos" and engage with their customers and markets on a mobile device.

When it comes to enterprise mobility and mobile apps - Get strategic and get competitive before it is too late!!!

***Have you seen the NEW mobile solution directory here http://mobilesolutiondirectory.blogspot.com/?

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
View Linkedin Profile
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 November 17, 2013

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

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

Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

This year will mark a major milestone for tablets and their influence on Internet retailers. We believe tablets will account for 50 percent of the total value of U.S. retail sales made over mobile devices. Read Original Content

The first report of a three-country African Growth Market Study on mobile content and commerce by MEF, shows Kenyan industry leaders are optimistic about mobile content and commerce revenue growth. Mobile money was found to be the main source of end-user revenue at 53 percent followed by social networks (37 percent) and mobile commerce (30 percent).  Read Original Content

Location-based sensor fusion technology for smartphones represents a "huge potential" for mobile advertising and retail, judges ABI Research.  ABI Research forecasts there will be one billion smartphones with location-based sensor fusion by 2016.  Sensor fusion combines data from multiple sensors in a way that is more comprehensive and useful than the data from the individual sensors alone.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

The approach of the Isis mobile payments wallet launch was first reported by Mobile Commerce Press from the Money2020 event, and now the day has finally come in which the service has rolled out across the United States so users will be able to use their devices to pay for their purchases.  Read Original Content

In the three months ending in August of this year, the European mobile retail audience was 31 million, an increase of over 43 percent from the same period the year before, according to data from comScore.  Read Original Content
Sionic Mobile, a mobile commerce firm specializing in gifting and reward programs, has entered into a new partnership with Liberty USA, supplier of beverage products. Together, the two companies will work to introduce Sionic Mobile’s loyalty services to Liberty USA’s 2,000 chain customers. Sionic Mobile’s ION Loyalty service is a cloud-based solution that is designed to connect merchants to mobile consumers, providing merchants more capabilities within the realm of mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

According to Internet Retailer, in 2012, nine retailers out of 400, or around two percent, offered a bar code scanning feature to help shoppers access more information about products or scan and store a loyalty card in a mobile app for use at checkout in store. In 2013, 93 out of 500, or around 18.6 percent offer such functionality.  Read Original Content

Digital marketing company Silverpop Systems has launched Mobile Connector, applying the company's marketing automation services to better track customer behaviors on mobile devices.  Silverpop's Mobile Connector helps coordinate the accumulation of customer data and behaviors across mobile platforms. Read Original Content

Emma, a fast-growing provider of “simple, stylish and smart” web-based email marketing, has announced its integration with Salesforce.com.  Read Original Content

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that promotes standards for NFC technology, has announced it has formed a liaison partnership with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, a trade association focused on Bluetooth technology. The partnership will allow the two organizations to work more closely together in the future, potentially collaborating on projects concerning the use of NFC and Bluetooth technology.  Read Original Content

A new Shop.org/comScore report finds consumers have become more willing to use tablets and smartphones for mobile commerce in recent years. In June 2013, 55 percent of retail-related Internet usage came from mobile devices, while only 45 percent came from desktops.  Read Original Content

With Apple’s Passbook proving the iDevice maker is interested in mobile coupons, payments, and digital payment options, some industry experts believe Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6 (likely to be released in the fall of 2014) could support Isis Mobile Wallet.  Read Original Content

Best Buy is making bold moves in mobile marketing this month in hopes of ramping up Black Friday sales.  With the stated goal of keeping customers aware of holiday discount shopping opportunities, Best Buy is strongly encouraging shoppers to opt-in to its SMS database with a holiday-specific keyword that, according to Mobile Commerce Daily, “will likely prompt consumers to join Best Buy’s mobile database once the holidays are over to keep opted in to future marketing opportunities.”  Read Original Content

UK mobile commerce outfit Zapp is targeting 20 million users by 2017, promising to rival traditional payments giants such as Visa and MasterCard by the end of the decade.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, mobile marketing is predicted to rapidly grow over the next five years, to reach $682 million by the close of 2018.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Enterprise Mobility and the Gift of Time
Mobile Expert Video Interviews: Regev Yativ
Satellites, GPS Tracking, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias
Digital Nomads - How Cloud Computing and Mobility will Save the Middle-Class
Supporting GIS and Mapping Solutions on Muddy Tablets

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Whitepapers of Note

BYOD: An Opportunity for IT to Drive the ‘New Age Enterprise’
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
How to Realize the Vision of Enterprise Mobility
A Smarter Way to Integrate and Mobilize Oracle JD Edwards Applications
Strategies for Cross-Platform Deployment of Enterprise Applications

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