Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 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.

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 News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly

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

Apple sold 51 million iPhones during the last three months of 2013, up from 47.8 million a year earlier. But Wall Street analysts were expecting closer to 57 million iPhones, after Apple launched its new iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones in China simultaneously with the United States and Western Europe for the first time this fall. Read Original Content

Google has patented a way of linking online ads to free or discounted taxi rides to the advertising restaurant, shop or entertainment venue.  The transport-linked ad service could encourage consumers to respond more often to location-based special offers, experts say.  Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Market research company IDC says a total of 1,004.2 million smartphones were sold worldwide in 2013, up 38.4 percent from the 725.3 million units in 2012.  Read Original Content

Apple’s stock was tumbling in trading earlier this week, hurt by a lackluster first-quarter performance and a cautious second-quarter revenue outlook. Apple Inc. said it sold more iPhones and iPads in the first quarter than in any prior quarter, but investors were expecting even bigger things from the Cupertino company.  Read Original Content
According to Flurry Analytics, overall app use in 2013 posted 115 percent year-over-year growth.  Read Original Content

Residential real estate marketing is moving into the mobile age. The Urban Living App is a custom mobile application for the residential for-sale and for-rent communities. The app gives real estate professionals a customizable platform while harnessing social media to highlight neighborhood features and provide updates to buyers and renters.  Read Original Content

A report and statistics published by analytics company Katar Worldpanel show that Android held a majority share of the smartphone market in all regions worldwide in the last three months of 2013.  Read Original Content

According to MarketsandMarkets, the total BYOD and Enterprise Mobility market is expected to reach $181.39 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of 15.17 percent.  Read Original Content

ZTE is about to join the likes of Kyocera and Casio and launch its very first rugged smartphone. The newly leaked ZTE G601U comes with “usual for these kind of devices” mediocre specs along with a rock-solid body that should keep it working even under the harshest of conditions.  Read Original Content

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has acquired patents of smartphone maker Palm Inc. from Hewlett-Packard Co, for an undisclosed sum.  Read Original Content

After testing the top 500 Android applications, MetaIntell identified that approximately 460 of those 500 Android applications (available in apps stores such as Amazon, CNET, GETJAR, and Google Play) create a security or privacy risk when downloaded to Android devices.  Read Original Content

A new study by Distimo, a mobile apps research firm, found Asia was the most lucrative mobile app market in the world. It said 41 percent of global app revenue in December came from Asia, while 31 percent came from North America and 23 percent from Europe.  Read Original Content

A new sugar powered battery could be powering our smartphones and tablets in as little three years, according to researchers. A team from Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has developed the small power tool using partially digested starch found in foods like potatoes.  Read Original Content

Around 50 percent of the consumers in Delhi-NCR region use e-commerce websites as a medium of information and product search before buying them offline, says a Zinnov study.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Using Mobility to Build an Empire
14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire
The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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, January 29, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

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 Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

Cloud software maker VMWare Inc said it would buy mobile security company AirWatch for about $1.18 billion in cash and about $365 million in installment payments and assumed unvested equity. Read Original Content

ADT and McAfee released the results of a survey that takes a look at the important parallels between personal and online security. When asked, 39 percent of respondents said they use technological devices to control their home security systems and 34 percent use smartphones to do so. Read Original Content

A report by Telework found that although 55 percent of federal smartphone users employ their personal smartphones for work, 33 percent of them don't use password protection on either product. Three-quarters of federal employees use their mobile devices to access government data, which means this data could easily be compromised if an employee's smartphone fell into the wrong hands. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

The amount of malware on mobile devices is quickly growing, putting many users at risk, but these at risk users are mainly on the Android platform which is the target of 91.3 percent of all smartphone malware, according to F-Secure. Read Original Content

American security contracting giant Lockheed Martin on Sunday announced it and EMC will invest in “advanced technology projects” in the fields of cloud computing, data analytics and related cyber technologies in Beersheba’s technology park. Read Original Content

In closed-door meetings, senior officials at Microsoft have recently expressed their intention to buy at least one large Israeli cyber-security firm as a major investment, TheMarker has learned. Also, Internet retailing giant Amazon has put out feelers about buying one too. Read Original Content

Milpitas, California-based global network security company FireEye has acquired Washington, D.C.-based cyber-security firm Mandiant, which released a famous report last year about a Chinese military unit that allegedly pilfered data from at least 115 companies across major U.S. industries. Read Original Content

A report from security assessment firm IOActive suggests most mobile banking apps for iPhone and iPad are full of flaws. IOActive researcher Ariel Sanchez recently studied the security features of 40 mobile banking apps for iOS, including the apps used by some of the world's leading financial institutions. Read Original Content

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is implementing a new pilot program that will see two key hotel locations in Manhattan and Silicon Valley allowing guests to enter their rooms with their smartphones, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read Original Content

Starbucks' mobile app leaves customers' passwords open to attack, according to a research report. The popular app, which allows Starbucks customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their smartphones, saves customers' usernames, passwords and other personal information in plain text. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire
The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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 Commerce News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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 M2M 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!

Market research firm TNS revealed that 53 percent of respondents in Metro Manila already own a smartphone. For 2014 research firm IDC predicts smartphone adoption will see a 22 percent year-on-year increase in the country. This will lead to an increase in m-commerce transactions and app usage among Filipinos.  Read Original Content

"Last year Forrester forecasted that 5 percent of total online revenues would occur through mobile devices in 2013, but by the close of the year, many online retailers are reporting that mobile revenues have in-fact broken the 10 percent threshold," said Peter Sheldon of Forrester Research.  Read Original Content

First Direct, Nationwide, Santander, Metro Bank, and HSBC, five of the United Kingdom’s largest banks, are moving to provide their combined 18 million customers with the ability to make mobile payments leveraging QR codes and NFC technology later this year using Zapp, a mobile commerce platform from VocaLink.  Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Ovum, a market research firm based in the United Kingdom, has released its latest 2014 Trends to Watch report, which predicts Apple will finally enter into the mobile commerce market this year.  Read Original Content

Traditional brick and mortar stores like Tesco, Morrison’s and Marks & Spencer recently announced lackluster Christmas results, while online stores like John Lewis, House of Fraser and Next have reported substantial growth. This isn’t just a one-time phenomenon. Trends are showing UK online retailers are consistently coming out on top with staggering revenue increases.  Read Original Content
According to a recent report from BIA/Kelsey, three years from now spending on location-based marketing is expected to represent 52 percent of all of the money spent on mobile advertising.  Read Original Content

The value of Polish the mobile commerce market is forecast to double to nearly PLN 1 billion (EUR 0.2 billion) in 2014, reports PMR.  Read Original Content

According to a survey commissioned by Google in 2012, nearly 70 percent of users are more likely to buy from a website that is optimized for mobile devices. On the other hand, 96 percent of customers have said they frequently come across sites that were not suitable for mobile use.  Read Original Content

Google has bought UK start-up DeepMind for a reported £400m, making the artificial intelligence firm its largest European acquisition so far. The artificial intelligence company specializes in algorithms and machine learning for e-commerce and games.  Read Original Content

MEF released the first report in its Global Consumer Insights Series on Mobile Money that analyzed data from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries.  In 2013, 15 percent of mobile media users made some form of mobile payment to make a purchase. The largest group of these users (seven percent of the total sample) did so via a mobile wallet.  Read Original Content

The Royal Bank of Canada has released its first mobile commerce platform, called the RBC Wallet. The platform is powered by the bank’s Secure Cloud.  The bank claims its mobile wallet is the first of its kind in Canada, allowing consumers to choose either their debit RBC account or a Visa credit account to make payments.  Read Original Content

Judo, a leading mobile commerce firm based in the United Kingdom, has launched a new website called judoHub. The website is devoted to providing businesses with information concerning mobile payments and how they can engage consumers with smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

According to QRCodePress, in the last quarter of 2013 approximately 65 percent of marketing emails were opened on a tablet or smartphone. When compared to the third quarter of that year, this was an increase of four percent. Read Original Content

According to a recent report by Movable Ink, mobile marketing is taking off with potential, as a tremendous number of Americans use their smartphones and tablets to check their emails. The research showed smartphones are used to open emails 48.23 percent of the time and tablets are used for opening emails 16.52 percent of the time.  Read Original Content

Continuing on its buying jag, Yahoo acquired mobile-marketing company Sparq.
Sparq lets users switch between apps on their smartphones and could be enticing to marketers because it is said to drive people's app usage. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire
The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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, January 28, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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 Mobility News Weekly

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

A great majority of patients with chronic diseases would accept mobile app prescriptions from their physicians, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ survey of 2,000 patients released last summer. Yet physicians for the most part haven’t adopted the practice.  Read Original Content

Psychiatric health conditions and behavioral issues received greater prominence at the 2013 mHealth Summit, with presentations and panels given by prominent national researchers. This focus comes at the right time, when today’s mental health system is extremely dysfunctional.  Read Original Content

Dermatology app developer iDoc24 has expanded the focus of its teledermatology platform to include children’s skin problems with its iOS mobile health app that responds to parents’ concerns over rashes or an unusual skin problem with their children and infants.  Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

MHealth Alliance, will relocate from the United States to South Africa this year.  The plan is to move the organization’s head office from the US-based United Nations Foundation to South Africa-headquartered Praekelt Foundation to scale up mHealth projects at country level in the global South, according to a statement released by the alliance.  Read Original Content

The intersection of mobile technology with healthcare delivery has great potential to improve outcomes. Devices measuring your actual exercise habits, your eating habits as measured by your grocery spending or credit card purchases at fast food joints, can be integrated into electronic health records to give caregivers a much clearer picture of your health status.  Read Original Content

The global mobile healthcare market is estimated at $6,336 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $20,683 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 26.7 percent.  Read Original Content

By the end of 2017, the total mHealth market revenue will have grown by 61 percent compound annual growth rate to reach a multi-billion dollar level, according to Research2guidance.  Read Original Content

Providers are leveraging big data to more effectively inform decisions while taking advantage of the immediacy and convenience mobile device technology has to offer.  For example, Aetnahealth’s Epocrates Bugs + Drugs puts critical information about bacteria types and resistance patterns in communities throughout the United States into clinicians’ hands.  Read Original Content

Aetna and Johnson & Johnson, two companies not normally thought of in the mobile space, have joined forces; Aetna will use the Care4Today Mobile Health Manager mobile app, developed by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Healthcare Innovation group, into its CarePass Platform.  Read Original Content

Black parents are less likely than parents of other racial or ethnic groups to use mobile devices to access or share health information, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, FierceMobileHealthcare reports.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire
The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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.

M2M News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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!

The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 18.4 million worldwide in 2013. The figure will grow at a CAGR of 12.6 percent during the next five years to reach 33.3 million connections in 2018, according to a report from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

According to Frost and Sullivan, the global M2M communications test equipment market is expected to reach $321.7 million in revenue in 2013. Read Original Content

Global machine-to-machine market revenue is forecast by IDATE to increase 13 percent annually, reaching €40 billion ($54.3 billion) in 2017. In addition, M2M market volume is forecast to jump 30 percent annually, reaching 470 million modules in 2017, according to IDATE stats. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Revenues from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to research firm Ovum. However, mobile operators stand to miss out on this revenue opportunity unless they strategically partner with other stakeholders in the M2M ecosystem, the research firm warned. Read Original Content

The machine-to-machine industry is forecast by Strategy Analytics to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022, according to the new Strategy Analytics Machine-to-Machine Strategies service report. Read Original Content

Brazil ended the month of November with 8.175 million M2M data terminals, compared to 6.767 million the year before, according to estimates by Teleco. Read Original Content

IBM is teaming up with Technicolor to launch a cloud-based monitoring and management service to handle the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine services at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2014 [CES]. Read Original Content

Strategy Analytics forecasts the machine-to-machine industry to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

Deloitte predicts smart glasses, fitness bands and watches, should sell about 10 million units in 2014, generating $3 billion according to its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2014 report. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from microgrids will grow from $4.3 billion in 2013 to $19.9 billion in 2020, in the base scenario. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire
The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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.

Using Mobility to Build an Empire

In this short video I explain the 15 ways mobility helped the Roman Empire, and how enterprise mobility can help your business today.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hxt2yOkAaY&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw&feature=share


The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

*************************************************************
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, January 27, 2014

14 Ways Strategic Enterprise Mobility Solutions Can Help Build an Empire

Roman Roads
In my recent studies of the ancient Roman Roads, I have found 14 ways the roads helped Rome build an empire.  It is also interesting to recognize these same 14 benefits are also available to businesses that aggressively adopt and embrace strategic enterprise mobility solutions today.  Here they are for your consideration:

Watch the movie here!
  1. Communications, command and control - Messages could be sent and received reliably from great distances in all seasons and weather.  This enabled a central management team to oversee huge geographical areas and large numbers of projects, campaigns, events and people from a distance.
  2. Situational Awareness - Commanders and managers had good visibility to events, activities, projects and campaigns around their entire empire so could effectively plan where resources needed to be sent and how they could best be used.
  3. Faster and better decision making - #1 and #2 (communications, command, control and situational awareness) enabled faster and better decisions to be made and communicated to remote locations.
  4. Efficient management - 180,000 legionnaires effectively controlled the entire Roman Empire.  How is this possible?  They were strategically located and were sent, when needed, quickly to the point of conflict along Roman Roads.  Fast messaging services enabled the commanders and legionnaires to understand the situation and to respond to events quickly. 
  5. Increased productivity - The Roman Empire was developed, expanded, managed and enemies conquered with relatively few resources as a result of the Roman Roads, fast communication and quick responses.  
    Roman Roads
  6. Speed - Roman legionnaires traveled at a standard rate of 20 miles in 5 summer hours with 60 lbs. packs on their back in all weather.  They could do 24 miles in 5 summer hours when pressed for short amounts of time.  This was only possible when using the Roman Roads.  Ultimately there were 29 great military highways and 113 provinces were interconnected by 372 great roads.  The whole road system comprised of more than 400,000 kilometers of roads.
  7. Predictability and standards - Knowing the location of Roman Roads and the speed in which your forces could move enabled more effective planning than was ever possible before.  
  8. Tactics - Given the predictability and standard movement speeds, plus fast communications, Roman commanders could employ tactics and effective planning in ways never before possible.
  9. Force projection - Because of the Roman Roads and all the benefits previously mentioned, the Roman commanders could effectively manage over much greater distances than ever before.  This enabled them to move further, develop a larger empire and to hold it for over 400 years.
  10. Market access - The Roman Roads enabled new markets to be opened and for farmers, craftsmen and merchants to predictably travel and transport products and services to new markets.  New all weather roads and bridges made the ability to conduct business much easier and less risky.
  11. Better logistics and planning - Perishable foods and products could move at predictable speeds in all weather and in all seasons.  Warehouses, markets, taverns and inns were located along the roads at standardized distances which greatly improved travel, safety and transportation.
  12. Optimal intersections - The Romans had maps, measured distances, solid roads, predictable troop movement speeds, supply depots, forts/outposts and knowledge about supplies and locations and events and activities. This enabled commanders and managers to effectively deliver troops, resources and supplies to specific locations at designated times (i.e. point-of-need).
  13. Swarming - 180,000 legionnaires conquered and controlled a population of over 55 million and a territory that covered the known world.  The Roman Roads allowed the legionnaires to quickly swarm to the point of need from various forts and outposts in an organized fashion because of the predictability and speed of travel that the Roman Roads provided.
  14. Culture - The Roman Roads enabled ideas, innovations, religions, scholars, philosophers, musicians and artists to travel to all the corners of the empire.  It enabled the best ideas from across the empire to travel back to Rome for examination and sharing.  This enabled the Roman culture to be fostered and adopted over great distances.
I would invite you to again read each of these 14 points, and then ponder how strategic enterprise mobility solutions implemented across your business could help your company become an empire.

The True Cost of Mobility - Enterprise corporations are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications.

https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

*************************************************************
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.

Enterprise Mobility and the Roman Road - The Movie

There is no chance of winning an Emmy or Oscar here, but I hope you will find this short video I recorded last week comparing today's enterprise mobility benefits, to those of the ancient Roman Roads interesting.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcOUGIdWw0c&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw&feature=share



The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

*************************************************************
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 January 26, 2014

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!

Audi is launching what it calls Audi Progressive Retail Experience, whereby the automaker is sending iPads to dealerships who will be instructed to use them in selling and servicing cars. Read Original Content

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies came in at $405 million in 63 deals in 2013, compared to $434 million in 40 deals in 2012. Read Original Content

Google is buying Nest, the maker of a smart thermostat for homes, for $3.2 billion in cash. With it comes a relatively untapped source for a company that aspires to organize all the world’s information: detailed data about power consumption. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

As part of its ten year, $2.6 billion grid modernization program, ComEd will install more than four million smart meters throughout its service territory starting this fall. ComEd installed more than 70,000 smart meters in 2013, and is expecting to install 160,000 in 2014 including more than 6,500 in Westchester by the end of the year. Read Original Content

Dutch navigation company TomTom has revealed its fleet-management business grew by 38 percent in 2013 to serve a total of 330,000 connected vehicles. Read Original Content

As part of its recent submission to the United Nations explaining how it will cut carbon emissions, Japan proposes to install smart meters on every commercial, industrial and residential building by the early 2020s. Read Original Content

IDTechEx found that 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. Read Original Content

General Motors' factory is temporarily installing a bolt with an embedded passive RFID tag on every cylinder head and engine block that GM uses to make its Gen 5 six and eight cylinder engines, in order to track the assembly process and verify the procedures are being carried out.  Read Original Content

According to Allied Market Research the global food traceability market (tracking technologies) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7 percent during the analysis period, reaching expected revenue of $14.1 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

Panasonic has recently introduced the latest member of its Toughpad family of rugged, enterprise-grade tablets. The Toughpad FZ-M1 is designed to improve productivity and efficiency in a host of professional scenarios, including customer service, inventory management and asset tracking, maintenance, eForms, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical records, inspections, mobile point-of-sales and geographic information system (GIS). Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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, January 26, 2014

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

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!

Ascend Mate, the Android smartphone from China’s Huawei Technologies, now boasts a new version – the Ascend Mate 2 - with an average two-day battery life.  Due to its large battery, the device comes with a “reverse charging” feature to recharge other mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Mobile App Development India is a key player in the mobile app arena, receiving many testimonials and glowing reviews from top technical companies from all over the world.  Read Original Content

A new report from International Data Corporation predicts China’s market of enterprise mobile solutions will reach $4.67 billion in 2017.  Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Reportlinker.com has added a new market research report to their catalog.  The “Outlook of Mobility Solutions and Business Models in Asia – Japan, South Korea, and Singapore” researches and analyzes the trends in these countries and includes a comparison of mobility solutions and business models in each country.  Read Original Content

Australian global information and communications technology firm Aptus International Services has acquired resourcing company Navagate Asia Pacific.  Navagate’s operations will be incorporated into Aptus’s technology services, which include cloud, security, identity and access management, and mobility consulting and solutions.  Read Original Content

China Mobile and Culturecom Holdings partnered to hold the “Integration of Culture, Travel and Game” global conference on January 10.  The collaboration’s goal is to expand on its mobile games business, promotion and development of culture, tourism, and economy to achieve various mobile cross-industries in mainland China.  Read Original Content

Although the company has been struggling in the highly competitive smartphone market globally, BlackBerry said its BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Serivce 10 have been gaining a strong presence in India.  Read Original Content

China Mobile and Chinese bank card provider UnionPay have finally agreed on standards to govern NFC-based mobile payments.  Now that a deal has been reached between the two organizations, standards are likely to be implemented on all payment systems that involve the use of NFC technology.  Read Original Content

According to research from International Data Corporation analysts, 80 percent of all tablet devices currently being used in Australia are Wi-Fi only.  The firm’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Wireless LAN Tracker Q3 2013 also shows a fourth consecutive quarter of overall WLAN hardware growth in Australia.  Read Original Content

PayPal’s Asia Pacific division has launched a mobile built-in payments service for small and medium enterprises.  Mo.bi.pay is a mobile plug-in enabling merchants to use PayPal shopping carts on Web platforms such as an e-commerce website or online store.  Read Original Content

Recent reports from research group Mediacells forecast India will move into second position for global smartphone sales in 2014.  With China in first place, India is quickly becoming the latest emerging market for massive smartphone and tablet adoption.  Read Original Content

South Korea’s SK Telecom has agreed to help China Telecom Corporation set up its 4G infrastructure in Shanghai by sharing its technology and experience.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 19, 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.

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 News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly

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

VMware will acquire AirWatch, a mobile device management company, in a $1.17 billion cash deal that will give the virtualization software provider a play in mobility. Read Original Content

Oracle has outlined an aggressive Australian channel-centric mobility strategy to take advantage of the increasing shift to BYOD and a “mobile first” marketing approach. This follows a December IDC Whitepaper which predicted almost 75 percent of Australian companies would increase their mobility spend in 2014. Read Original Content

In 2014 the worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow 47 percent with lower average selling prices attracting new users, as consumers continue to buy tablets as an additional device they carry everywhere, according to IT research firm Gartner. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

IDC’s newest report projects China’s enterprise mobility will make terrific gains throughout 2014. IDC expects more mobile applications to be built in the coming years. It is predicted a large-scale industry will be formed in 2017, and the market size of enterprise mobile solution in 2017 will reach $4.67 billion. Read Original Content

Samsung's shares dropped nearly five percent last Thursday, wiping out $8.8 billion of its market value and bringing the company's market cap down to about $182 billion. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the decline was the result of investors' concerns over slowing growth within Samsung's mobile division. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global location-based search and advertising market to grow at a annual rate of 44.75 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing use of location-based application-enabled mobile media. Read Original Content

Increasing use of smartphones and tablets is fueling growth of global outdoor Wi-Fi gear market, which TechNavio estimates will increase at a 15 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018. Read Original Content

Apple's iPhone accounted for nine percent of Russian smartphone sales in units in 2013, reports Vedomosti from a study by the mobile retail chain Euroset. The company's market share totaled five percent in 2012. Read Original Content

Chinese handset maker ZTE aims to garner 10 percent share of the global smartphone market within three years as it expands its portfolio of Grand and Nubia devices, introduces wearable technology products and sets up retail stores across the world. Read Original Content

A new study conducted by the Competitive Intelligence Unit throughout the third trimester of 2013 shows the people of one of the world’s largest countries, Mexico, still love their BlackBerry devices. The CIU concluded BlackBerry’s market share in the Latin American nation is at 26.9 percent going into 2014. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobilityhttp://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.it/2014/01/the-roman-road-and-enterprise-mobility.html
Mobile Expert Opinion: Mobile Platform as a Service by Peter Rogers
Mobile Expert Interview: Mary Brittain-White
Mobile Expert Interview: Glenn Johnson and Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview: Yuval Scarlat on Cloud Mobility
Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.

Whitepapers of Note

Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Managing BYOD and Legacy Systems
The Secret to Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
The True Cost of Mobility

*************************************************************
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.