Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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!

The days of the “buy-10-get-one-free” loyalty punch card are as numbered as the paper punch itself. “Within five to 10 years, we’ll move away from punch cards and key fobs and even apps and go to smartphones,” said the director of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ customer.  Read Original Content

Wish, a leading mobile commerce platform founded by Google and Yahoo alums Peter Szulczewski and Danny Zhang, announced it closed a $19 million round of financing led by GGV Capital and Formation8.  Read Original Content

According to the results of the analysis of mobile commerce data by Branding Brand, major retailers have seen a tremendous increase in the revenue generated by their sites that are optimized for smartphone users.  Read Original Content

Ever wonder why your Citrix or VMware mobile applications are so hard to use? Recently, with the increased adoption of mobile devices by enterprises and enterprise workers, remote desktop computing protocol providers are enabling their customers to extend existing applications in an “as-is” format to mobile devices. While it is indeed attractive to consider the usage of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility, there remains a critical failure of these approaches that have severely handicap them from serious adoption. Join us as we debate and discuss the use of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility. Join StarMobile as we debate and discuss the use of remote desktop protocols and their variants as a solution for enterprise mobility. http://starmobileinc.com/webinar-virtualization-is-not-mobilization/

China leaves the U.S. in the dust when it comes to embracing m-commerce. Seven out of 10 smartphone users in China have used their devices to make a purchase in the last three months, compared to only 22 percent in the U.S., 13 percent in France and six percent in Belgium, according to Digitas LBi.  Read Original Content

IMRG, a market research firm, has released the results of its latest e-Retail Survey. The survey shows 11 percent of e-commerce professionals believe more than half of all online sales will come from mobile devices by the end of this year.  Read Original Content
Research and Markets forecasts the M-Commerce market in the U.S. to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.38 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the high adoption of smartphones.  Read Original Content

According to the results of recent mobile commerce research conducted on behalf of ActiePagina.nl, part of the RetailMeNot marketplace, the Dutch will be spending an estimated 69.8 percent more this year over their smartphones and tablets than they did last year.  Read Original Content

Yapital, a payment processor based in Germany, has plans to become a competitor to PayPal in Europe. The company specializes in cashless payments and has seen a great deal of promise in the emerging mobile commerce sector in Europe.  Read Original Content

A new survey from RetaleThe found 71 percent of mobile app users don’t like the idea of being tracked into a store via their smartphones, and 56 percent say they are not interested in receiving push notifications while shopping.  Read Original Content

Lord & Taylor's parent company, Hudson's Bay Co., deployed a mobile app that allows customers to scan print pictures with their mobile phones and then buy the items immediately, without having to visit a Lord & Taylor website.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study by mobile commerce technology provider Usablenet, 30 percent of U.S shoppers use a mobile phone while in a store to help with shopping.  Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the mobile commerce market to grow from $116.1 billion in 2014 to $467.3 billion in 2019. In terms of geography, North America and Europe are expected to be the biggest market in terms of revenue contribution.  Read Original Content

Worldwide retail mobile commerce sales are predicted to represent 27 percent of e-commerce sales in 2014, and to continue growing to reach 43.8 percent in 2017, by which date mobile payments are expected to transfer nearly $1 trillion, according to Business Retail.  Read Original Content

MasterCard believes mobile technology will have a greater role to play in the future of economics and human interaction and MasterCard has been positioning itself to take advantage of this trend. The company has begun adopting digital services designed to provide consumers with “shortcuts” when it comes to commerce.  Read Original Content

A survey by eDigitalResearch in the UK found that of the 1,300 smartphone user participants almost half (45 percent) are “very willing” or “somewhat willing” to allow retailers to send personalized messages to their mobile device. Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Mobile eLearning Systems - The Standards and Strategies Involved
Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy
Location Based Services and RFID Help Hospitals Save Money
Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation
Real-Time GIS for Increased Visibility, Accountability and Productivity
How to Develop Apps for Vehicles
How The Healthcare Industry is Using GIS in 2014
IoT Devices and Apps for both Industry and Consumers
Digital and Innovation Expert Interview: Sean Middleton
The Definitive Guide to Heartbleed and Enterprise Mobility

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

BYOD Security Battle: No Data at Rest vs. Containers
Cloud Middleware: The Key to Scalable Enterprise Mobility
Lean Manufacturing and Mobile Tech: On-Site Opportunities
Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Retail and Mobile Tech: In-Store Opportunities
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Sales Success

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
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
Secure BYOD Apps in a Mobile World
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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 Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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!

SNS Research estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content

Worldwide revenue for mobile device security client software increased by 10 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, to reach $385 million in December last year, according to Infonetics Research. Read Original Content

The mobile device security software market grew 40 percent to cross the billion-dollar mark in 2013 and we expect it to grow to $3.4 billion in 2018," says Jeff Wilson, according to Infonetics Research. 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 California kill switch bill that would have required phone manufacturers to include a remote disable feature in devices has failed in the Senate. Bill 962, which was originally put up by Mark Leno of San Francisco, failed by just two votes. Read Original Content

Although Google had patched its most popular services to address the Heartbleed bug last week, there's still a huge chunk of Android smartphones left vulnerable to the security flaw according to new information. Read Original Content

The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans’ personal medical records and health insurance data. Read Original Content

Hackers have made multiple attempts to infiltrate Boston Children’s Hospital within the past month, according to a Boston Globe report. Read Original Content

Global political leaders should set up an international organization tasked with addressing cyber risks to the international economy in order to guard against a global shock on the scale of the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. think tank has said. Read Original Content

ACE IT Solutions has partnered with IBM to provide security services that help hedge funds mitigate cyber security risks and meet SEC mandates. This partnership is timely as the SEC has just issued a risk alert detailing its plans to examine financial firms’ cyber security preparedness. Read Original Content

A new study has revealed 60 percent of IT staff do not tell their bosses about security risks until it has become a matter of urgency. Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Mobile eLearning Systems - The Standards and Strategies Involved
Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy
Location Based Services and RFID Help Hospitals Save Money
Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation
Real-Time GIS for Increased Visibility, Accountability and Productivity
How to Develop Apps for Vehicles
How The Healthcare Industry is Using GIS in 2014
IoT Devices and Apps for both Industry and Consumers
Digital and Innovation Expert Interview: Sean Middleton
The Definitive Guide to Heartbleed and Enterprise Mobility

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

BYOD Security Battle: No Data at Rest vs. Containers
Cloud Middleware: The Key to Scalable Enterprise Mobility
Lean Manufacturing and Mobile Tech: On-Site Opportunities
Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Retail and Mobile Tech: In-Store Opportunities
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Sales Success

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
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
Secure BYOD Apps in a Mobile World
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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 Asia News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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!

According to findings from consumer and market research firm GfK, consumers in Hong Kong have spent over $4.2 billion on nearly 8.4 units of smartphones and smartphone accessories in the past 12 months.  Read Original Content

Mobile technology provider Engage Mobility recently announced it has completed development and delivery of the Chinese version of its Mobile Engagement System to its partners in China. The mobile platform was developed for Apple iOS and Android systems.  Read Original Content

The Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) has developed a mobile app for those wanting to learn all about Japan.  Japan Town is now available for Apple iOS and will soon be developed for Android devices.  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

Sales of the smartwatch in Singapore are booming, with a total of 1400 of the devices sold in the country in January and February, and six brands of smartwatches currently available.  Read Original Content

Microsoft's Office 365 Personal, designed for smaller households and users with single PC and tablet devices, is now available in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

Targeting local businesses and government agencies, enterprise mobility vendor Vidyo has teamed up with FPT Telecom to launch its video conferencing services in Vietnam.  Read Original Content

According to a recent Analysys Mason report, “Developed Asia–Pacific Telecoms Market: Trends and Forecasts 2013–2018”, the developed Asia Pacific region will have over 313 million mobile connections in 2018.  The report predicts smartphone penetration will reach 85 percent by 2018.  Read Original Content

India’s third largest smartphone maker, Karbonn, wants to increase its smartphone market share, currently at 10 percent.  Executive director Shashin Devsare discusses the company’s future plans in this article featured in The Indian Express.  Read Original Content

Chinese Internet search provider, Baidu, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform.  Read Original Content

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals that Asia was home to more than half the world’s mobile phone subscriptions in 2013.  Read Original Content

According to the recently released Business Insider report, “The Future of Mobile”, the biggest smartphone industry opportunities are now in China and India.  Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy
Location Based Services and RFID Help Hospitals Save Money
Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation
Real-Time GIS for Increased Visibility, Accountability and Productivity
How to Develop Apps for Vehicles
How The Healthcare Industry is Using GIS in 2014
IoT Devices and Apps for both Industry and Consumers
Digital and Innovation Expert Interview: Sean Middleton
The Definitive Guide to Heartbleed and Enterprise Mobility

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

BYOD Security Battle: No Data at Rest vs. Containers
Cloud Middleware: The Key to Scalable Enterprise Mobility
Lean Manufacturing and Mobile Tech: On-Site Opportunities
Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Retail and Mobile Tech: In-Store Opportunities
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Sales Success

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
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
Secure BYOD Apps in a Mobile World
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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, April 29, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of April 27, 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!

Until now the number of birth registrations, especially in rural areas of Africa, remains low with only fifty percent of children being registered on average. SAP Africa has announced the launch of a new mobile application prototype that significantly simplifies the birth registration process in an easy, reliable fashion.  Read Original Content

A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent of patients will share mobile health data and insights with their doctors.  Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global biometrics market in the health care industry to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent between 2013-2018. One of the factors contributing to this market growth is the high adoption of biometrics by hospital managements.  Read Original Content

Catavolt is the most secure way to rapidly build mobile apps that work with all enterprise systems and all mobile devices. IT departments rest easy with Catavolt’s industry-leading “No Data at Rest” security platform, and a no-coding app creation approach that efficiently addresses the backlog of business requests for mobile apps. Business users receive apps that are custom-tailored to their business process, and a high-performance, native user experience that fully utilizes the devices they carry today. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Catavolt.

According to a recent report from Research and Markets, the market scale of mobile health in China registered 2.21 billion in 2013, an increase of 18.8 percent over the previous year; it is projected that the market scale will exceed ten billion, reaching 19.05 billion by the end of 2018.  Read Original Content

This week the European Commission announced a consultation — similar to a public notice from the FDA in the United States — that asks digital health companies and others for help in identifying ways to encourage and regulate mobile health.  Read Original Content
Consumer-focused health technology companies raised $398 million from 103 investment deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.  Read Original Content

At least two-thirds of American doctors surveyed use mobile-health apps on the job. But about two-thirds also think a truly connected healthcare system in the U.S. is more than five years away—or won’t happen at all, according to MedData Group.  Read Original Content

The Mayo Clinic and a California startup have created a new mobile health app featuring a telemedicine service offering a personal health assistant, who can prescribe limited drugs via the phone, and access to personalized health information, electronic medical records and an automated symptom checker on a 24 x 7 basis.  Read Original Content

The cardiac monitors segment had the largest share in 2013 of the total patient monitoring devices market, whereas neuro monitoring devices segment will be the fastest growing segment by 2018.  Read Original Content

InfoBionic, a Lowell-based digital health company focused on patient monitoring for chronic disease management, announced it has closed the first round of a $17 million Series B funding, which was led by Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.  Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy
Location Based Services and RFID Help Hospitals Save Money
Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation
Real-Time GIS for Increased Visibility, Accountability and Productivity
How to Develop Apps for Vehicles
How The Healthcare Industry is Using GIS in 2014
IoT Devices and Apps for both Industry and Consumers
Digital and Innovation Expert Interview: Sean Middleton
The Definitive Guide to Heartbleed and Enterprise Mobility

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

BYOD Security Battle: No Data at Rest vs. Containers
Cloud Middleware: The Key to Scalable Enterprise Mobility
Lean Manufacturing and Mobile Tech: On-Site Opportunities
Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Retail and Mobile Tech: In-Store Opportunities
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Sales Success

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
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
Secure BYOD Apps in a Mobile World
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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 April 27, 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!

A team of researchers under the U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command recently developed a biological and chemical detection system that sends information to a soldier’s smartphone. Read Original Content

Venture capital funding in smart grid technology companies came in at $101 million in 21 deals in the first quarter of 2014, compared to $148 million in 31 deals in the previous quarter, according to a report by Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the global Smart Water Management market will grow from $5.43 billion in 2013 to $12.03 billion in 2018. This represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 17.2 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Catavolt is the most secure way to rapidly build mobile apps that work with all enterprise systems and all mobile devices. IT departments rest easy with Catavolt’s industry-leading “No Data at Rest” security platform, and a no-coding app creation approach that efficiently addresses the backlog of business requests for mobile apps. Business users receive apps that are custom-tailored to their business process, and a high-performance, native user experience that fully utilizes the devices they carry today. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Catavolt.

TomTom Telematics now has 28,000 customers and 350,000 vehicles subscribed to its Software as a Service Fleet Management Solution. This represents a 38 percent year-on-year growth and reaffirms its position as the market leader in Europe. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects that the global Commercial Telematics Market to be $17.31 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $39.15 billion in 2019. This represents an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 17.7 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content
Analysts from Research and Markets forecast the Global Smart Grid Cyber Security market to grow at a CAGR of 29.43 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the occurrence of cyber threats which in turn is forcing the implementation of strong security measures. Read Original Content

Fort Leonard Wood is the first Army installation to implement Radio Frequency Identification technology to inventory uniform items and speed up the issuing process when soldiers-in-training receive their initial uniform issue. Read Original Content

Food-processing technology company Marel has released an RFID-enabled system that moves fish through weighing, trimming and quality-control processes, while tracking data and identifying product for inspection, based on information collected by RFID readers and antennas. Read Original Content

A newly issued report by MarketsandMarkets focuses on growth in the location-based services market, and says it will be worth $39.87 billion by 2019. Read Original Content

A new study reports the global transportation analytics and system market is expected to grow from $28.09 billion in 2013 to $57.46 billion by 2018, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Latest Articles on http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com

Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy
Location Based Services and RFID Help Hospitals Save Money
Insurance Industry Disrupted, The Quantified-Self - Wearables, Telematics, Code Halos and Digital Transformation
Real-Time GIS for Increased Visibility, Accountability and Productivity
How to Develop Apps for Vehicles
How The Healthcare Industry is Using GIS in 2014
IoT Devices and Apps for both Industry and Consumers
Digital and Innovation Expert Interview: Sean Middleton
The Definitive Guide to Heartbleed and Enterprise Mobility

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

BYOD Security Battle: No Data at Rest vs. Containers
Cloud Middleware: The Key to Scalable Enterprise Mobility
Lean Manufacturing and Mobile Tech: On-Site Opportunities
Rapidly extend any enterprise application to mobile devices without coding, APIs, or integration.
Retail and Mobile Tech: In-Store Opportunities
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Sales Success

Whitepapers of Note

A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols
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
Secure BYOD Apps in a Mobile World
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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 eLearning Systems - The Standards and Strategies Involved

Wireless broadband and mobile computing capabilities have changed the way we work and learn. Conference calls, collaboration platforms, cloud computing, laptops/tablets and on-demand videos have enabled many of us to work from home-based offices and to advance our formal education from remote locations.  Universities in particular are being transformed digitally by these technologies.
Peter Rogers
Principal Mobility Architect
Cognizant

In this article Peter Rogers, Principal Architect for Mobility at Cognizant shares his insights on the technology and standards behind mobile eLearning platforms.

One of the main challenges for eLearning systems is having a great mobile user experience, and this is largely due to the in-browser nature dictated by SCORM.  “SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. Sharable Content Object indicates that SCORM is all about creating units of online training material that can be shared across systems. SCORM defines how to create ‘sharable content objects’ or ‘SCOs’ that can be reused in different systems and contexts. ‘Reference Model’ reflects the fact that SCORM isn’t actually a standard. ADL didn’t write SCORM from the ground up. Instead, they noticed that the industry already had many standards that solved part of the problem. SCORM simply references these existing standards and tells developers how to properly use them together.” [http://scorm.com/scorm-explained/]

The upside is that SCORM is one of the very few standards (or collections of standards) that exist in the eLearning space. What App developers really want however is to produce their own native UX as opposed to having to wrap non-mobile-first web content inside a UIWebView / WebView.  This is where a new standard called the Tin Can API comes in, allowing for a totally custom mobile-first UX to hook up with a remote learning record store (LRS) in order to record learning activities and achievements.

“The Tin Can API removes the need for an Internet browser. This opens up a lot of possibilities for how users experience your content, and what your content can be. Creating native mobile apps, simulators, and serious games that conform to the Tin Can API is easy. Just make sure that your software is set up to send statements to an LRS, and that your system is connected to a network (or at least occasionally connected)” [http://scorm.com/project-tin-can-phase-3-removal-of-the-need-for-an-internet-browser/]

The Mobile App uses the Tin Can API to send secure messages to the LRS in the form of “noun verb object” or “I did this”.
  • bob attempted ‘HTML 5 Beginners Course’
  • user 1 experienced ‘Gamification Level 1’
  • user 2 completed ‘Gamification Level 2’ with score 2000
“The concept of Learning Record Store (LRS) is a new one that goes hand in hand with the Tin Can API. The future of e-learning will require a repository (LRS) for learning records that can be accessed by an Learning Management System (LMS) or a reporting tool. As learning activities are experienced via the Tin Can API, activity streams are sent to and stored in LRSs.” [http://scorm.com/tincanoverview/what-is-an-lrs-learning-record-store/]

You can use a public LRS for test purposes (http://tincanapi.com/public-lrs/) but for a permanent solution then you need to create a SCORM Cloud Account (https://demo.tincanapi.com/pdl/#/pdl/sign/up).

It is easy enough to create an eLearning system that presents learning material but the challenge is to make the mobile user experience compelling and fun, and most importantly to record and assess the actual learning achieved. The use of the Tin Can API can enable both of these two goals and with public LRS being accessible then I highly recommend that all educational developers try this out.

Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, Editor
Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work 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
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies
Recommended Strategy Book Code Halos
Recommended iPad App Code Halos for iPads

***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.

Insurance Telematics, Code Halos, Gamification and Privacy

Data ownership and privacy are two big issues that we all need to be thinking about these days. Mobile, telematics and IoT technologies have reached the point that it is very easy and cost effective to track the location of just about anything.  What personal information are you willing to give up in order to get a better insurance rate?  We are seeing more business models these days based upon personal data and tracked activities and locations which should be giving each of us a sense of urgency to think through these issues.
Peter Abatan
Program Manager
Mobility Services, Cognizant

Peter Abatan, Program Manager for Mobility Services with Studio13 at Cognizant shares some of these considerations with us here.

A couple of weeks ago, Quindell and RAC in the UK announced that it has launched a £100m scheme for black boxes to be installed in cars. RAC aims to sell these telematics tracking devices to its 2.5 million members in order to help safe drivers reduce their premiums, plus the opportunity to drive additional revenue by monetizing the data (using the Code Halos).

I am not too sure that this strategy is something that most drivers will buy into for the following reasons:
  1. It does not really offer the customer a substantial benefit that is quantifiable. If the customer realizes that this approach will only save them a nominal cost it is unlikely to motivate them to pay for the device to drive the premium down by just £100 or there about. 
  2. I never automatically renew my motor insurance with the same company, as I am always searching for the best deal when my policy is about to end. In general, car policy buyers are becoming more informed to make sure they do not renew their insurance without shopping around for the best deals.
Today the conversation around privacy is a very sensitive issue, and RAC may find out that the desire to lower premiums may be trumped by the need for privacy. For example we already know that the probability of having an accident during the night is higher than during the daytime. If as an individual I do more driving in the night than in the day, why would I have a box installed in my car when it will drive up my premiums in the long run?

There is also the issue of driver’s location being monitored, and the law enforcement asking to give up data on an individual’s whereabouts. These are decisions that will weigh heavily on the mind of customers as to whether or not they should have these boxes installed.

At the beginning of the year at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Ford marketing head Jim Farley sparked a fury among privacy advocates when he said during a panel discussion, "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it”. He went on to say "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone."

The alternative approach should be that the customers choose to install the black box themselves and choose which data they want to share with their insurance company. The more data they are willing to share the higher the possibility for lower premiums, this with the option to no longer share that data at any time they wish, will make for a good proposition.

This is the whole idea behind the concept of the quantified-self. The individual is in charge of their data and they choose what part of that entire dataset they want to share or to withhold. This is why I see the RAC/Quindell initiative as a high-risk strategy that might not yield the returns that it is hoping for.


While the idea of giving holders of health or life policies heart rate monitors sounds like a ludicrous idea, on the other hand the idea of giving policy holders the opportunity to upload data to indicate that they have a consistent active lifestyle and not at risk of a serious health issue or sudden death might encourage some policy holders to share this data because they like what they have achieved to reduce any of the aforementioned risks and would like to be rewarded for it.

It is important to note that for some policyholders, the reward has to be seen as substantial, otherwise it may not be enough for them to want to participate. This is where gamification comes into its own and where web portals like MapMyRun and Training Peaks would begin to benefit from helping to develop the concept of the quantified self.

In using gamification to create excitement, there also has to be rewards for consistent performance. Independent portals for driving behavior where car drivers can show off their good driving skills may give insurers the opportunity to reward good driving not just in terms of lower premiums but rewards through gamification. These rewards will go to individuals whether they hold the sponsors policy or not.

According to a USA Today editorial, it was reported that 94% of all new cars manufactured today have black boxes. If that is the case, then car companies need to begin open up that data source such that it is easy for the owners to monitor and manage their own data, which can in turn be provided to the insurer should they desire to do so. This will cause initiatives like RAC/Quindell to review its strategy, as it will eliminate what is already considered a very fragmented market in terms of device and data interoperability.

This should be the approach that RAC and Quindell considers without locking the customer into a black box that would no longer be useful should the policyholder decide to change insurer. Hence, it makes sense that insurers do not reinvent the wheel but seek to partner with car manufacturers so that car owners can access that data that insurers need to reward what is considered good behavior on the roads.

Refrerences:
1. USA Today. January 15, 2014. - Is your car's black box the next privacy battlefield?

Peter Abatan is a project manager and a team member of Studio13, which provides product and service design to a wide variety of Cognizant’s customers.

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