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Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 30, 2014

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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Enterprise software specialist SAP has announced the availability of a new manufacturing application to help deliver data integration across businesses using the SAP HANA platform.  SAP Manufacturing Execution includes the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence application and SAP Plant Connectivity software.  Read Original Content

The Mobile Cloud Market by Application & By User: Worldwide Market Forecast and Analysis report from Research and Markets shows the global mobile cloud market for apps will grow from an already considerable $9.43 billion this year, to $46.9 billion come 2019.  Read Original Content

Political stability and economic revival in India has helped the software market witness 10.7 percent growth in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to an International Data Corporation report.  Read Original Content

Enterprise mobility will continue to be one of the hottest topics in IT, and high on the list of priorities for all CIOs, according to Ovum's 2015 TrendstoWatch: Enterprise Mobility report.  Read Original Content

India continues to be the fastest growing smartphone market in the Asia-Pacific region, with about 82 percent growth in the July-September quarter of 2014 over the same period last year, research firm IDC said.  Read Original Content

The smartphone market in Mainland China, an incredibly competitive sector, may just be too hot for Sony as rumors swirl the Japanese electronics manufacturer will pull out of the sector.  Read Original Content

According to recent reports, the Facebook owned messaging application WhatsApp is the leading messaging app in India with 52 percent market share, and is followed by Facebook Messenger with 42 percent market share.  Read Original Content

Heightened online video viewership is expected to trigger growth in the global interactive media marketing market, which is posting a compound annual growth rate of 10.68 percent from 2015-2019, says research firm TechNavio.  Read Original Content

IDC claims Android's market share in the tablet market makes up for 67.7 percent of the total amount, alongside Apple's iOS offering falling to 27.5 percent and Windows sitting at just under five percent. However, Microsoft has experienced a growth of 67.3 percent over 2014, while Android grew 16 percent.  Read Original Content

Australia is one of the leading countries in smartphone adoption, ranking ahead of the US and the UK, according to a survey just released by Deloitte.  Read Original Content

Amazon has taken another hit on its faltering Fire phone, by conceding a second price slash on its first smartphone offering. The online retailer has now listed the phone for $199 unlocked, which also includes a full year of its Prime service worth $99.  Read Original Content

Wireless local area network market – both consumer and enterprise — increased 7.4 percent in Q3 2014, said IDC. The enterprise WLAN market increased 9.6 percent against 7.7 percent in Q2 2014. The consumer WLAN market increased 4.8 percent in Q3 2014 against 10.9 percent in Q2 2014.  Read Original Content

TechNavio released its report on the global BYOD security market, predicting a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent from 2015 to 2019.  Read Original Content

With sales of smartphones reaching saturation in developing markets, manufacturers are looking to undeveloped markets in Africa, home of the fastest smartphone subscription growth rate in the world, according to a CNBCAfrica video.  Read Original Content

Uber, which is valued at upward of $17 billion and recently estimated it will reap $10 billion in revenue in 2015, has raised $1.2 billion on its own this year. Read Original Content

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