Tuesday, December 31, 2013

M2M News Weekly – Week of December 29, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security 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!

Internet of Things product and service suppliers are expected to generate incremental revenue of more than $300 billion in 2020, adding $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add by then, forecasts market research firm Gartner. Read Original Content

By 2019, ON World predicts the majority of wireless sensing and control devices will be Internet connected and cumulative shipments between 2010 and 2019 will reach five billion worldwide. Read Original Content

The global smart thermostats market is expected to grow from 1.3 million in 2013 to eight million unit shipments in 2018; a compound annual rate of 43 percent. Smart thermostat global revenues are expected to see fivefold growth to reach $600 million by 2018. Currently, North America is the most lucrative market for smart thermostats, contributing more than half the worldwide total. 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.

Wireless networks that are interconnected through machine-to-machine communications can see increases in production, efficiency and save businesses substantial OpEx and CapEx. As a consequence, visiongain expects global wireless M2M revenues to reach $50.1billion in 2013. Read Original Content

echNavio's analysts forecast the Global M2M wireless network services market to grow at a compound annual rate of 29.05 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the new income opportunities for mobile network operators. Read Original Content
Berg Insight has released a research report that places 2013 worldwide shipments of cellular M2M devices in industrial automation at 760,000. The shipments are growing at an annual rate of 22.5 percent, and they estimate in 2018, they will reach 2.1 million. Read Original Content

Australia’s M2M mobile services market will comprise more than three million connections in 2017, up from about 1.3 million today, according to new research published by Telsyte. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets observes the Fleet Management Market is expected to grow from $10.91 billion in 2013 to $30.45 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

A New Perspective on Enterprise Mobility and 2014 Requirements, Part 1
Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event
Digital Transformation, 3D Laser Scanning of Assets, Mobile Devices and Field Services
Digital Transformation, Mobile Technologies and Customer Engagement Models - Transilio
Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation 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 December 29, 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 M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

Hope Phones, a nonprofit organization operating mobile health programs in twenty countries around the world, has started a cell phone recycling program that is helping the group generate funds to continue their humanitarian work. It is estimated that a single phone can help bring between 50 and 250 families “onto the health grid”.  Read Original Content

Increasing access to care and reducing the cost of services may be tenets of the Affordable Care Act, but for tech experts and entrepreneurs, they are also the guiding principles of mobile health.  The FCC hosted a mobile health innovation expo that included a home heart-monitoring device, a texted pregnancy guide, and an app for private and secure hospital communication.  Read Original Content

A new study by law firm Pinsent Masons said the adoption of mobile health in the UK is being held back by a low awareness among the public. Before being given a definition of mobile health, the majority (73 percent) of respondents didn’t know what it meant. When it was explained, 90 percent stated they have never used a mobile health service. 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.

A new app store was recently launched at HIMSS’s mHealth Summit 2013 by IMS Health.  The app store, AppScript, will not only let physicians and healthcare providers prescribe apps for their patients but also send the app directly to their patients via secure email and SMS text. Read Original Content

A recent Accenture study found forty-six percent of senior citizens said accessing electronic health records and medical history online or via mobile was most important, while 42 percent were more interested in virtual doctor visits without a co-pay. Mobile appointment booking was described as “most important” by 15 percent of respondents.  Read Original Content
Increasing exposure to smartphones along with 3G and 4G networks will further boost the adoption of mobile devices in most sectors especially in health care systems, according to a report from Allied Market Research.  The global mobile health market is estimated to reach $58.8 billion by the end of 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent between 2013 and 2020.  Read Original Content

Mood tracking apps could be the next phase of "self-health" mobile technologies, according to Joseph Kvedar, M.D. "Up until now we've thought about tracking mainly vital signs," writes Kvedar. "We need to expand …Just think of how much more powerful it will be for your primary care doctor to not only know your blood pressure and activity level, but your mood and state of motivation."  Read Original Content

Fewer than half of patients who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator capable of remote patient monitoring use the technology within 180 days of implant, researchers reported in a recent study. Despite its universal availability, [remote patient monitoring] technology is substantially underused.  Read Original Content

According to MarketsandMarkets.com, the global patient monitoring devices market was estimated to be $14.2 billion in the year 2011 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9 percent from 2011 to 2016 to reach $18.9 billion.  Read Original Content

Vital Connect and Aventyn have announced a new collaboration to commercialize the combination of the Vitalbeat mobile remote monitoring platform and the Vital Connect HealthPatch MD biosensor.  According to Aventyn, Vitalbeat is designed to help clinicians better manage chronic disease patient populations, including congestive heart failure patients and to prevent avoidable readmissions.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

A New Perspective on Enterprise Mobility and 2014 Requirements, Part 1
Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event
Digital Transformation, 3D Laser Scanning of Assets, Mobile Devices and Field Services
Digital Transformation, Mobile Technologies and Customer Engagement Models - Transilio
Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Monday, December 30, 2013

A New Perspective on Enterprise Mobility and 2014 Requirements, Part 1

Many of us have spent years (some of us decades) working on enterprise mobility designs, development and implementations.  These projects, for the most part, started as tactical implementations for specific LOBs (lines of business).  They involved usually one app, connected to a specific back end system and database.  Over the years these projects evolved to include multiple data sources and business processes.  Today, CIOs and IT departments are being tasked with mobilizing the entire enterprise IT environment.  This task, I propose, requires a new way of looking at enterprise mobility.

Earlier this month (December 2013) I spoke on a panel with Forrester Research's John McCarthy in London.  We were discussing the current and future state of enterprise mobility.  McCarthy stated that 2014 would be the year of "complex mobility" and would cause "Y2K-like" events in many enterprises.  He added that ERP like investments may be required in many enterprises in order to prepare them for a mobile first world.  Herein lies the challenge.

Complex and mission critical IT systems often include legacy systems.  In many cases these legacy systems were not developed to be real-time, or designed to support the speed or operational tempo of emerging business models and mobile environments.  These are where both the complexities and the Y2K-like events will be found.  Legacy systems will either need to be updated to support real-time and mobile environments or replaced. Given these challenges, business analysts will need to understand what parts of their IT systems and infrastructures are problematic.

In order to better understand their IT system capabilities, it seems there is a need for tools and dashboards designed to help the IT department understand which systems are mobilized, which are not.  I can envision a tool/app that provides:
  • a strategic view of enterprise mobility in a dashboard format that provides visibility into which systems are mobilized and which are not within the IT environment
  • a view that shows mobile app security levels, security configurations and data access rights
  • a view that demonstrates the speed in which data can be collected, analyzed and reported for all business processes (i.e. will this process takes 3 weeks, 3 days, 3 minutes or 3 seconds, etc.)
  • a view that shows the time required for all queries and reports to be produced and distributed
  • a view into which systems are capable of supporting a real-time environment and which are not
  • a view that shows all IT systems connected to sensors in the IoT (Internet of Things)
  • a view that shows the budget, plan and priority level for upgrading or replacing each problem IT system that is preventing real-time and mobile support
If market forces and the digital transformation of your industry are driving you to a more online and real-time operational tempo, then what IT systems are or will prevent that migration?  The systems that are preventing that migration must be flagged for an upgrade and/or replacement.

While you are engaged in this process, why not identify blind spots that are forcing you to manage with "conjecture" rather than based upon real and accurate data?  Often mobile apps and sensors connected to the IoT (Internet of Things) can help fill in the blind spots.  These blind spots can be caused because the data is not collected, or not used, or is analyzed so slowly that the usable shelf-life has passed by the time you get it.

Don't worry...we won't run out of things to do in 2014.

Read Part 2 of this article series here - http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-new-perspective-on-enterprise.html.


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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation 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 December 29, 2013

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

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security 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!

Following more than a year spent testing the use of RFID tags on uniforms destined for Swedish soldiers, the Swedish Armed Forces intends to begin rolling out a permanent radio frequency identification system sometime within the next two to five years. Read Original Content

The global smart grid technology market is set to grow at an annual rate of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the major drivers in this market is the aging power grid infrastructure. As various power grids across the world were built many years ago, the reliability of such grids during power blackouts and environmental changes is declining. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global RFID market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for RFIDs in the retail segment. 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.

Leading Australian mobile brand Aspera Mobile has launched a new and affordable line of rugged mobile devices designed for the harsh Australian environment. Read Original Content

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software-Trimble Connect™ version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of applications that help water and wastewater utilities to deploy smart meters, repair leaks and improve worker safety and productivity. Read Original Content
Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – over the next decade will reach $274.9 billion, outpacing developed countries. Read Original Content

A recent report by GTM Research estimates that the global smart grid market is expected to surpass $400 billion worldwide by 2020, with an average compound annual growth rate of over eight percent. Read Original Content

Europe is at serious risk of failing to meet its smart-metering targets for 2020, according to a new paper from Berg Insight. Authorities in the region are aiming to cover 80 percent of electricity customers with smart meters by 2020, but those plans have taken several hits over the last few months. Read Original Content

With increasing pressures on water utilities to meet growing demand, reduce non-revenue water losses, and improve operational efficiency, global smart water networks market are expected to expand from $1.1 billion in annual revenue in 2013 to more than $3.3 billion in 2022, Navigant Research has forecast in a new report. Read Original Content

Worldwide shipments of public cellular communications nodes for smart grid applications will grow from fewer than three million this year to 16.3 million in 2020, according to a report by Navigant Research. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event
Digital Transformation, 3D Laser Scanning of Assets, Mobile Devices and Field Services
Digital Transformation, Mobile Technologies and Customer Engagement Models - Transilio
Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – December 29, 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 M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security 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!

Forrester research analyst Masami Kashiwagi shares her regional tech market predictions for Japan for 2014 in this article featured in MIS Asia.  Included in her predictions are: Japan's technology spending will show modest growth of 2 percent in 2014; and, Customer engagement will drive mobile, big data, and analytics investments.  Read Original Content

Asia will lead the world in e-commerce sales, with $323.1 billion this year, a growth of 27.5 percent, according to Goldman Sachs.  China’s e-commerce revenues are forecast to surpass the United States in 2013.  Read Original Content

The Directorate of Information Technology of Maharashtra State in India is finding its citizens want to stay informed via the free Android mobile app that provides them with government information.  The Maharashtra Govt Resolutions app has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its release a month ago.  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.

The App Annie Japan Spotlight Report shows Japan has overtaken the United States for app store revenue dominance and continues to grow.  Read Original Content

Singapore Telecommunications has deployed a self-organizing networks optimization manager provided by Ericsson.  The solution will enable SingTel’s customers to see up to 20 percent faster Internet access in crowded places in Singapore prone to network congestion.  Read Original Content
According to Korea’s ETNews, Samsung has reorganized its camera and smartphone divisions, essentially combining the two.  Read Original Content

A recently published research report from IDC, “Enterprise Mobility 2013 Trends and Priorities in India”, reveals that over 37 percent of organizations across the major industry verticals in India consider mobility a top enterprise IT priority for the next fiscal year.  Read Original Content

To help provide the infrastructure for broadband rollout through Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia, Celcom Axiata and DiGi Telecommunications have agreed on a wholesale bandwidth collaborative deal.  The operators will work together to improve network quality to offer high bandwidth for mobile devices.  Read Original Content

A recent report from digital advertising platform Millennial Media shows mobile advertisers in the Asia Pacific region have significantly different campaign goals from the rest of the world.  Read Original Content

In an effort to provide consumers with new mobile commerce services based on NFC technology, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has partnered with MasterCard and Samsung Electronics Australia.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has announced it expects to build its 4G networks in more than 340 cities to reach a total of over 500,000 TD-LTE base stations by the end of 2014.  The company also plans to sell more than 100 million TD-LTE-compatible devices to end-users.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event
Digital Transformation, 3D Laser Scanning of Assets, Mobile Devices and Field Services
Digital Transformation, Mobile Technologies and Customer Engagement Models - Transilio
Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Operational Tempo, Faster than Real-Time, Enterprise Mobility and the Next Y2K Event

I often discuss the concept of operational tempo in my digital transformation and mobile strategies sessions.  I define operational tempo as the speed or pace of operations.  The advent of broadband Internet, mobile devices and mobile applications have dramatically changed our expectations for the operational tempo of businesses.  None of us are willing to wait 8 minutes for a response on a product availability query from our smartphone.  None of us want our turn-by-turn navigation app on our iPhones to update only once every three minutes.  We seek real-time operational tempos, or perhaps even faster than real-time.

How can a mobile application be even faster than real-time?  It can know what you need before you even ask!  Mobile apps that are context aware can predict what you will need without you even asking for it. Let's imagine a service technician driving to his/her next job site.  The apps (and connected back-office systems) review traffic flows, guides the service technician to the optimal route, checks the client records for all relevant SLAs, warranties, financial issues, equipment location and past maintenance and repair records and service notes and provides them without being asked.  As the service technician nears the customer site, a text is automatically sent to the customer announcing his/her's imminent arrival.  In addition, the mobile application has checked the service vehicle's inventory of parts and creates a list of available on-board parts that are likely needed for the job.

The scenario we have just considered is real and can be done today with software from companies like SAP (SAP Workforce Scheduling and Optimization by ClickSoftware solution).  This system includes an artificial intelligence agent known as ClickButler that is tuned into the needs of mobile workers.

In order for artificial and context aware systems to provide their promised value, they must be connected to real-time data.  In addition, this data must be analyzed by a system fast-enough to support the operation tempo required by the users.  It is this challenge that Forrester's John McCarthy states will cause another Y2K event in many enterprises.  In other words, it will force companies to replace systems that are incapable of supporting real-time processes that are required to support mobile users.

In 2014, all companies should be reviewing their back-office systems to identify and replace the systems that simply cannot function in a "real-time" environment where the operational tempo requires instant everything.

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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Digital Transformation, 3D Laser Scanning of Assets, Mobile Devices and Field Services

It this short video I share more on the merging of the physical world with the digital and how that is impacting industries, markets and businesses in many different areas.  Learn about 3D Laser Scanning to create digital representations of physical objects to improve field services and asset management.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFKfsE28Lms&feature=share&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw




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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Digital Transformation, Mobile Technologies and Customer Engagement Models - Transilio

Imagine this scenario if you would - you pick-up a prescription at the pharmacy.  At the POS (point-of-sale) the pharmacist asks permission to send informational video clips related to the medicine you are taking and the health issue you have.  These are sent to your mobile device, tablet and/or laptop.  You agree.  At 6 PM you receive a text or email with a link to a short video that opens with a greeting from your local pharmacist and then continues educating you about the medicine and the correct way to take it.  The following day, at 6 PM, you receive another education video from your local pharmacist with information about exercise and other dietary advice related to your medicine and illness.  This continues for 5 days on a schedule.

This same technology platform can be used to send short form video clips of information, on a schedule, related to any complex product or issue - think human resources, financial services, technology, equipment, etc.  This technology platform represents a digital transformation in customer and employee engagement models.  In this video, I interview Transilio's CEO Michael Boerner (michaelb@gotransilio.com) on how this kind of technology will revolutionize many different kinds of engagement models.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwHZ21N22NE&feature=share



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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Field Mobility News Weekly – December 22, 2013

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

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security 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!

According to a new report from Navigant Research, the global smart water networks market will expand from $1.1 billion in annual revenue in 2013 to more than $3.3 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global RFID market to grow at a CAGR of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for RFIDs in the Retail segment. Read Original Content

Hand-hygiene compliance has become something of a competitive sport at OhioHealth's Riverside Methodist Hospital, thanks to the installation of a radio frequency identification system that monitors which staff members wash their hands and how consistently they do so, and allows them to view their own results against those of their coworkers. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets observes the fleet management market is expected to grow from $10.91 billion in 2013 to $30.45 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. 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.

In 2013, the total RFID market is worth $7.88 billion, up from $6.98 billion in 2012, and growing to $9.2 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors. Bharat Book Bureau forecasts that to rise to $30.24 billion in 2024. Read Original Content

Vehicle tracking solutions provider MiX Telematics has added 27,000 new customers in the past six months to September, pushing the total number of vehicles fitted with its devices to 404,000. Read Original Content
Germany’s leading provider of post and parcel services Deutsche Post DHL is equipping its employees with 55,000 Honeywell Dolphin™ 99EX mobile computers. The devices will enable approximately 60,000 employees to track and trace millions of DHL parcels delivered each day across Germany. Read Original Content

Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging nations - including India and China - over the next decade will reach $274.9 billion, outpacing developed countries, according to a new study. Read Original Content

Research and Markets Predicts the global smart grid technology market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 29.47 percent over the period 2012-2016. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets reports that the global smart solar market is expected to grow from $6.51 billion in 2013 to $15.34 billion by 2018, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 18.7 percent from 2013 to 2018. 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.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M
The Master Plan for Enterprise Mobility and the Role of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
The Mobile Strategy and Management Challenge
Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization


*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – December 22, 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 M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Cyber Security 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!

The recent CA Technologies global IT study reveals that 65 percent of Australian IT decision-makers responding either already have an enterprise mobility strategy or plan to have one within 12 months.  Forty-two percent of the respondents, however, believe they could be doing more with enterprise mobility.  Read Original Content

Mobile penetration in Malaysia will reach a mobile subscriber base of more than 50 million by 2015, predicts analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.  Subscriptions for 3G are expected to reach 18.4 million by December 2013.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm Inc is developing smartphone chips, aimed at the fast-growing Chinese market, with 64-bit features and 4G connectivity technology.  The components are expected to start appearing in low-cost smartphones in the second half of 2014.  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.

IT leaders in Hong Kong expect mobility to be the top local IT trend in 2014, with the adoption of mobility increasing at a faster pace.  "Nowadays, both external customers and internal staff expect more timely and direct engagement through mobility technology.”  Read Original Content

QlikTech’s analysis of top business intelligence trends for 2014 features four top key trends likely to disrupt and “humanize” the BI industry in the Asia Pacific region in 2014.  At the top of the list is “Business intelligence will become more mobile and social in 2014”.  Read Original Content
Enterprise mobility continues to grow at a rapid pace in Australia and New Zealand.  According to Good Technology’s Gavin Jones; “In 2014, we will see mobile workflows deliver faster productivity over traditional computing and secure container technology will be one of the driving forces behind secure mobility strategies.” Read Original Content

India’s Reliance Industries and mobile operator Bharti Airtel have formed an agreement to share network infrastructure.  Read Original Content

China Mobile International has launched a free mobile app aimed at Chinese ex-patriots and businesses, hoping to expand globally as it competes for customers with Microsoft’s Skype and free voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) apps.  The Jego app gives iPhone and Android device users a China-based phone number, free incoming calls, and low-cost calling plans.  Read Original Content

Google, Inc. has opened its first two data centers in Asia, bypassing India and China in favor of Singapore and Taiwan.  Read Original Content

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the mobile subscription rate in Asia and Australia is expected to rise by more than 110% by 2016.  Read Original Content

International Data Corporation provides its ten mobility predictions for the Asia Pacific region in 2014.  They include: BYOD as an enterprise mobility strategy is dead; Customer First, Mobile First strategies emerge to target the connected generation; and Tablets replacing laptops in the enterprise becomes a reality.  Read Original Content

Telecom New Zealand teamed up with Huawei to launch a new “Ultra Mobile” 4G LTE network that can provide speeds up to 150 Mb/s to mobile subscribers.  Read Original Content

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M
The Master Plan for Enterprise Mobility and the Role of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
The Mobile Strategy and Management Challenge
Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation

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ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

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Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
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Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 15, 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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Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

“More email is read on mobile devices than desktops and there’s no signs of it slowing down,” Brennan Carlson, SVP of Product & Strategy at Lyris, says. “By 2017 it’s predicted that 78 percent of US email users will access email via mobile. To successfully reach the always connected customer, marketers will master mobile optimization in 2014.”  Read Original Content

Mobile ad network Tapjoy has just published a new report highlighting the mobile habits of holiday travelers. They found that, “Mobile devices are an integral part of the consumer travel experience.  Whether looking for a deal or booking a trip, travelers are commanding 20 percent of smartphone and tablet Internet traffic, and that statistic will grow as they plan out their trips for the holiday season.”  Read Original Content

Independent research commissioned by mobile solutions company Peak-Ryzex has revealed 85 percent of IT decision makers see mobile computing as having the greatest benefit in customer service, with 45 percent of those surveyed already using mobile computing for competitive advantage.  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.

Five years ago, the Australian Smartphone App Developers industry barely existed. Since then, the industry is estimated to grow at an annualized 85.2 percent over the five years through 2013-2014 to $391.9 million.  Read Original Content

After great success in the smartphone market, Samsung is now pushing forward to smartphone accessories, in this case, a peripheral. It has announced the Smartphone GamePad wireless game controller for smartphones and tablets running Android 4.1, with Bluetooth connectivity.  Read Original Content
Nokia Corporation and BlackBerry Ltd still have strong brands in the developing world according to a recent survey. Smartphone market research firm Jana asked 2,500 people which smartphone they would most like to own if price wasn’t an issue, and the two fading brands fared better than you would expect based on their European and North American sales.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry has announced PSA Peugeot Citroen will deploy 10,000 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones for its operations in France and Spain, and is migrating to BlackBerry's Enterprise Mobility Management solution - BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.  Read Original Content

Nielsen recently published a range of year-end data. Among other things the measurement firm said 65 percent of American cell phone users now own smartphones. By comparison comScore says the figure is 62 percent. Regardless, it means there are now more than 150 million smartphone users in the US.  Read Original Content

Sixty-eight percent of Americans are expected to own an iPhone when the smartphone market reaches its saturation point in 2017, according to new research done by Asymco analyst Horace Dediu.  Read Original Content

As Nokia prepares to pass the torch to Microsoft and exit the handset business, the struggling smartphone maker is finally gaining some momentum. Lumia smartphone shipments grew 19 percent on-year in Nokia’s most recent quarter, thanks largely to volume growth among Nokia’s low-end smartphones geared toward emerging markets.  Read Original Content

According to Adobe’s Digital Index 2013 online shopping data for Cyber Monday, online sales for the day increased by 16 percent year-over-year to $2.29 billion. A record 18.3 percent of sales came from mobile devices, an increase of 80 percent. Tablets generated the majority of mobile driven sales at 12.7 percent of total online sales.  Read Original Content

Enterprise software buying is increasingly shaped by the Nexus of Forces, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that technology providers must realize the disruptive forces of cloud, information, mobile and social will reach mainstream status in 2014 and create new technology requirements, drive new purchasing and establish new competitive realities.  Read Original Content

Nokia is developing a smartphone running on a forked and modified version of Google's Android platform, according to multiple reports.  Read Original Content

According to BGR, Samsung has lowered its projections from 360 million unit shipments down to 330 million, the second major reported cut for the South Korean company in the past two months. What was originally expected to be a year of at least 25 percent growth for Samsung's handset business has now been whittled down to just 14 percent.  Read Original Content

UPS has announced the new UPS Mobile App for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, giving customers another way to quickly and easily manage their holiday packages. This year, more of the online package requests than ever will come through mobile technologies, with over four million downloads to-date of UPS's smart phone and tablet Apps.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity
Thinking about Enterprise Mobility, Digital Transformation and Doctrine
Reducing Conjecture with Enterprise Mobility and M2M
The Master Plan for Enterprise Mobility and the Role of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
The Mobile Strategy and Management Challenge
Where the Physical Meets the Digital - GIS and Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a Component of Digital Transformation

Videos of Note

ROI Calculation for Optimizing the Mobile Workforce

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Build an app in two minutes
Building Effective Mobile Business Screens
Mobile Apps For JD Edwards

Whitepapers of Note

4 Tips for Effective Mobile Screens
10 Tips To Design Effective Mobile Screens For Business
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

*************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merging the Physical with the Digital for Optimized Productivity

I write and speak a great deal about digital transformation, however I don't think I have yet clearly defined it and its relevance to businesses.  Let me step back and start by saying my working definition of digital transformation is the application of digital technologies in a manner that enables new types of innovation, businesses models, behaviors, products and services.  Often digital transformations disrupt the status quo, traditional business paradigms and accepted best practices as a result of the merging of the physical world with the digital.  The process of merging, changes many things and we will consider a few of them here.
Figure 1

In a study conducted in October 2013 by Cognizant, 247 executives were surveyed and shared that 73% of core business processes will need to be modernized to meet cost, agility and new market pressures over the next 24 to 36 months.  I believe these "new market" pressures are a direct result of digital transformations happening all around us.

In figure 1, we see an example of the 3D laser scanning of a physical object (the bridge).  The 3D laser scans a physical object, and then creates a digital representation of it.  This digital representation is precise. Once the digital representation is in your computer, you can import it into asset management, maintenance, service and other kinds of software systems.  Here you can add notes, tags, location data, maintenance schedules, inspection reports and regulatory and compliance documents.  All of these data points allow the organizations responsible for maintenance and services to have a very clear understanding of the asset and the services required.  Maintenance and services performed can be tagged to exact locations and documented precisely.  For example, you can mark an iron beam, a bolt, a weld and document maintenance done to each.
Figure 2

The digital representation of the bridge can then be added to a map.  Now you have an exact location and an exact digital representation of the physical object on the map.  These precise digital representations enable the organization that owns the digital content to have a significant competitive advantage over companies that don't.  They can use this data to optimize planning and SLAs. The digital content has an economic value.  It provides a competitive advantage.  You have precise data that your competition does not.

Stored digital content about a person or object is often referred to as a "code halo."  The code (digital content) surrounding something can be used to develop all kinds of new and innovative services, products and businesses.  In figure 2, we have a digital representation of a plant.  Plants need to be maintained and location data, maintenance schedules, maintenance history, parts, materials, SLAs, warranties, service providers, manufacturers, production schedules, costs etc., can all be tracked for every part, machine, pipe, belt and component of the plant.  Sensors with wireless embedded chips connected to machines, equipment and other key components of the plant can monitor the operational status of the plant and can provide additional digital representations of the health of the plant.  Problem areas can quickly be identified, isolated and visualized.  Maintenance and repairs can then be conducted on an optimized plan and schedule that minimizes downtime.

A plant that is digitally transformed is likely to be far more productive and profitable than one that is not.  We have been considering digital transformation in the context of bridges and plants here, but these same types of transformations are impacting retail banks, insurance, healthcare, education etc., as well.

Over the next 5 years we will witness the rapid digital transformation of just about every industry and market around the globe.  The winners in the global marketplace will be those companies that best understand how these digital transformations can be used to lower costs, increase situational awareness, improve productivity, customer service and sales.

Software companies like ClickSoftware, the leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Field Services three years in a row,  are investing heavily into digital transformations, utilizing real-time enterprise mobility, geospatial data and artificial intelligence to optimize workforce and service scheduling.

In the book industry, physical books were transformed into eBooks. Physical bookstores were transformed into online digital marketplaces.  Book warehouses were transformed into databases. Physical transportation and logistics services were transformed into digital downloads.  In music and entertainment, physical records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc., were transformed into digital downloads.  Physical music and movie rental locations have also been replaced by digital markets.  In retail banking, mobile apps are quickly replacing physical bank branches.  The transformations are endless.

It is each of our roles to monitor our own industries, markets and businesses and to embrace the digital transformations taking place and to position ourselves to be in the the winners column.  We must continually ask ourselves, "Are we acting strategically enough to matter, and at the pace of innovation required to succeed?"

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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation 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.