Monday, June 30, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 29, 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 Connected Globe 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 global smart factory market is expected to reach market revenue of $246.03 billion by 2018. Total revenue is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 8.08 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

The overall Real-Time Location Systems market is expected to reach $3.70 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 31.2 percent from 2013 to 2020. The major driving factors for RTLS markets growth include rapid increase in RTLS applications, rising customer awareness and increasing security and safety concerns. Read Original Content

British Gas, the country's biggest energy supplier, announced it has installed one million smart meters in homes across Britain. The residential milestone takes the total number of smart meters installed by British Gas in homes and businesses nationwide to 1.4 million. 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

Telematics could help the transportation sector significantly improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and change its reputation as one of the world's largest polluters while simultaneously saving the sector millions, according to Trimble Field Service Management. Read Original Content

Tire maker Michelin said it plans to purchase Sascar, a Brazilian fleet tracking and freight security company, for about $717 million. Read Original Content
According to a new report by IDTechEX, both RFID and non-RFID technologies incorporated in these wearable gadgets for pets will reach 2.6 billion in 2025 globally. Read Original Content

The Delhi government of India will track the trucks carrying food grains with the help of Global Positioning System and Radio-frequency identification devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line. Read Original Content

Nearly half of European United countries have decided against a large-scale rollout of smart meters, calculating the new technology can be poor value for money. Read Original Content

The Esri ArcGIS Online platform is now authorized and accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture as a secure platform for delivering cloud-based geospatial services. Following a rigorous assessment, the agency has granted ArcGIS Online a Federal Information Security Management Act low Authority to Operate. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Application Performance, Speed and an Optimized User Experience Survey
Experiences Shared: Creativity and Design Meets Real-World Mobile App Development
Code Halos Strategies, Retailing and Digital Disruption
The Business Challenges Impacting Digital Transformation
IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

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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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mobile Application Performance, Speed and an Optimized User Experience Survey

Who wants a mobile turn-by-turn navigation system that was delayed by 30 seconds?  "You should have turned," is not what I want the automated voice to say to me.  I want a real-time experience on mobile apps. The challenge is that not all back-office systems and IT environments were designed to support real-time interactions with mobile apps.

I am currently working on a research project to better understand how the requirement to support real-time interactions with mobile applications will impact IT organizations.  Would you be willing to take a short survey to contribute your observations to it?  If so, please follow the link.  All participants will receive a free copy of the final report.

Survey - http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start

Thanks in Advance!
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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.

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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 Connected Globe 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

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

Suppliers in China are about to start work on two new iPhones, according to an article from Bloomberg. The phones will have display screens 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches across, when measured diagonally – a major leap from the 4-inch displays on the iPhone 5S and 5C.  Read Original Content

MobileSmith announced that it has signed an agreement with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide the MobileSmith app development platform and services to NAVAIR.  The agreement will empower NAVAIR to rapidly design, build, launch, and securely manage applications that meet the needs of the U.S. Navy.  Read Original Content

The City of Portsmouth has announced the newly instituted downtown Portsmouth Parking Shuttle now has its own real-time tracking application. This new tool — which is both web-based and available as a mobile app — will allow shuttle riders to view the location of the shuttle bus in real-time.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Gen-i and SAP and cloud solutions provider UXC Oxygen have formed a partnership to increase the uptake of SAP mobile solutions in New Zealand.  By way of the partnership, SAP consultancy and business partner UXC Oxygen, will provide customers Gen-i's ReadyCloud Mobility solution.  Read Original Content

Amadeus has announced an industry-first strategic technological agreement with SAP, to deliver to the market a cloud-based corporate travel solution, including online booking, expense and mobile capabilities.  Read Original Content
Accenture recently conducted an online survey.  Of the 23,000 respondents, about 13,000 (57 percent) indicated they planned to purchase smartphones this year. Of the 13,000, about 6,250 (48 percent) indicated they'd rather buy phablets than conventional smartphones.  Read Original Content

According to reports, Z3 is the most affordable device powered by the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. This smartphone will hit the Indian market on June 25. The device will compete with Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Microsoft Devices and Micromax.  Read Original Content

China's Huawei Technologies Co. has launched a 4G LTE-enabled handset in Taipei recently. The Ascend P7 comes in at a razor-thin 6.5 millimeters but features 5-inch full-HD display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of built-in memory, a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.  Read Original Content

Apple’s iPhone 5 continued to be the most commonly used smartphone among UAE users in the first quarter of 2014, according to a Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.  The device was also named the country’s most popular smartphone in 2013 with a 2.8 percent market share- a figure that was sustained in Q1 2014.  Read Original Content

Online retail giant Amazon has recently marked its foray into the smartphone market with its newly announced Fire smartphone. Priced at $199 for the 32GB version, the Amazon Fire phone will initially retail only in the U.S., and will be an AT&T exclusive handset, bundled with a two-year carrier contract.  Read Original Content

Google and Microsoft will include a so-called kill switch in the next version of their smartphone operating systems.  The technology allows for a stolen Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone-powered Nokia device to be disabled, making it useless to the thief.  Read Original Content

The clinical analytics technology market is slated to grow at a 44.15 percent compound annual growth rare to reach $12.26 billion by 2019, says a Research and Markets report, growing exponentially as providers leverage EHR technology, harness big data, and dive into population health management.  Read Original Content

South Africa’s wireless application service providers market is expected to grow from $282.3 million in 2013 to $656.9 million in 2018.  This is according to a Frost & Sullivan study regarding the role of WASPs in enterprise communication in South Africa.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi, often called the “Apple” of China, has launched its official website in India, paving the way for its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks.  Read Original Content

According to a new market report from Transparency Market Research, the global mobile robotics market was worth 6,249.6 million in 2012 and is expected to reach 14,202.2 million by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 12.6 percent from 2013 to 2019.  Read Original Content

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

Experiences Shared: Creativity and Design Meets Real-World Mobile App Development
Code Halos Strategies, Retailing and Digital Disruption
The Business Challenges Impacting Digital Transformation
IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Adam Stein
Mobile Expert Interview: VDC's Eric Klein
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Senthil Krishnapillai
Mobile IoT Expert Interview: Dr. Severin Kezeu

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of June 22, 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 Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

Next month Gobiquity Mobile Health will introduce their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, the world’s first pediatric photo screening mobile health app used to screen a child’s eyes for refractive risk factors for amblyopia.  Read Original Content

Search engine giant Google will soon introduce Google Fit, a new mobile platform service to collect, aggregate and analyze data from wearable health fitness tracking products and healthcare apps, Forbes reports.  Read Original Content

The National Health Insurance Scheme of Nigeria says it will introduce the novel concept of Mobile Health Insurance to make registration and access to quality health care easy for Nigerians.  The concept for which a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed with an indigenous mobile financial institution would be first of its kind in the world.  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

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and consistent need for high quality healthcare services through advanced telemedicine technologies are driving the telemedicine sector. In addition, certain healthcare reforms offer an opportunity to expand the telemedicine coverage through advanced telecommunication technology.  Read Original Content

Swift advances in technology devoted to fitness-tracking devices used by consumers are creating opportunities for physicians to tap that data to remotely monitor their patients. These pioneering efforts show how even medical laboratory testing functions might eventually be incorporated in these fitness tracking products.  Read Original Content
Not wanting to miss the consumer health data craze, WebMD has announced the launch of a new health portal that will wrap its physician-reviewed health information around biometric health data collected from all sorts of connected health devices.  The new hub, called Healthy Target, is now one of the three main sections of its iPhone app.  Read Original Content

BetterDoctor has announced its mobile health app is the first to integrate Medicare’s provider and payment data. The Medicare procedure and pricing data integration will help consumers make more informed decisions by providing a view to the most common procedures by over 800,000 providers.  Read Original Content

According to the "Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017" by research2guidance, the market for mHealth services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017.  Read Original Content

A new Google Glass application being cited as the first wearable health record enables medical staff to record patient consultations and surgeries with patient consent, according to a Reuters report.  Read Original Content

Health insurers' mobile apps are one small segment of a much larger mobile healthcare, or mHealth, market, which Grand View Research predicts will top $49 billion in revenue by 2020. Monitoring services are expected to be the faster growth mHealth segment.  Read Original Content

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

Experiences Shared: Creativity and Design Meets Real-World Mobile App Development
Code Halos Strategies, Retailing and Digital Disruption
The Business Challenges Impacting Digital Transformation
IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Adam Stein
Mobile Expert Interview: VDC's Eric Klein
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Senthil Krishnapillai
Mobile IoT Expert Interview: Dr. Severin Kezeu

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
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 Commerce News Weekly – Week of June 22, 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 Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility 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!

Cart abandonment on mobile is a notorious problem in the industry. An average of 88 percent of digital shoppers who intend to complete a purchase do not follow through.  Kahuna customers, using their new Conversion Campaigns, have already experienced an 18-33 percent uplift in revenue from mobile users.  Read Original Content

Venmo, owned by PayPal, may be the next big thing in mobile commerce. The app was launched less than two years ago and has already managed to reach the same level of transaction volume as Starbucks’ own mobile commerce application.  Read Original Content

The International Data Corporation has now released its Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker report, which has shown the Philippines experienced a year over year increase estimated to be 110 percent.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Department store chain John Lewis has topped the EPiServer league table for the best mobile shopping experience with a benchmark score of 75 percent to outperform the likes of Amazon, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Juniper Research, mobile game revenue is expected to reach $28.9 billion by 2016, up 38 percent from the $20 billion in revenue estimated for this year.  Read Original Content
According to a recent Thinknear survey of 53 million ad impressions, only 34 percent of mobile ads that use geolocation technology for the purpose of targeting mobile users in a specific location are accurate within 328 feet. Meanwhile, 27 percent are inaccurate by over 32,808 feet.  Read Original Content

Best Buy has recently announced it is expanding its line of wearable technology products and as a part of the marketing campaign for this effort, it has invited consumers to visit the stores to check out the features of the new Pebble Steel smartwatch.  Read Original Content

LevelUp, a mobile payments firm that leverages QR codes as a powerful commerce tool, has announced it has begun integrating Apple’s iBeacon into its platform. The iBeacon is gaining ground as a mobile commerce tool because it serves as a sort of alternative to NFC and similar technologies. Read Original Content

According to Amazon, Firefly is capable of recognizing over 100 million products, songs, TV episodes and movies. Basically, no more scouring the Internet for the right item or trekking to stores only to be disappointed. With Firefly, you’ll be able to purchase what you want, when you want it, instantly. Read Original Content

Yaap has launched a new mobile commerce platform designed to give consumers direct access to merchant offers. Using the platform, which is called Yaap Shopping, consumers will be able to automatically redeem special offers when purchasing products from their mobile device.   Read Original Content

TechNavio revealed in its newest report the popularity of mobile devices and media is spurring major growth in the Location-Based Search and Advertising Market in the U.S.  When it comes to this fast-growing market, TechNavio is now projecting a healthy compound annual growth rate of 43.01 percent from 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Nearly half of all retail marketing e-mails were opened on mobile devices in Q3/Q4 2013, mobile marketing firm Knotice finds. That’s up 13.9 percent from 43.2 percent in Q1/Q2 2013.  Read Original Content

Ooyala has just released its Q1 2014 Global Video Index, which reveals the continued growth of mobile and tablet viewing.  Remarkably, mobile and tablet viewing represented over 21 percent of all online video plays in Q1 2014, up from 3.4 percent in Q1 2012 and just over 9 percent in Q1 2013.  Read Original Content

China’s e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has established a new department, which is responsible for the integration of businesses involving the mobile browser, search, and gaming services. This department will take care of the mergers that Alibaba is looking to make with other companies that exist in the mobile space.  Read Original Content

Singtel-owned Amobee has acquired Adconion, a cross-channel digital ad company, for $235 million (£140m), and Kontera, a digital content intelligence firm, for $150 million.  Read Original Content

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

Code Halos Strategies, Retailing and Digital Disruption
The Business Challenges Impacting Digital Transformation
IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Adam Stein
Mobile Expert Interview: VDC's Eric Klein
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Senthil Krishnapillai
Mobile IoT Expert Interview: Dr. Severin Kezeu

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
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, June 24, 2014

Experiences Shared: Creativity and Design Meets Real-World Mobile App Development

Peter Rogers
My colleague Peter Rogers shares how his team is developing strategies for merging creative forces with real-world projects and delivering rapid beta products.  This is a big challenge as many of you know!  Enjoy!

In this article I will introduce the following:

1.       The concept of ‘Creativity meets Technology’
2.       A new form of resourcing which combines education with recruitment
3.       The next generation of web application development
4.       The relevance to iOS 8 development
5.       An example of service design being used to help companies harness their workforce

I begin with the following question: What happens when Creativity meets Technology? Studio 13 is Cognizant’s Beta Studio.  Our strategy is to start with Service Design and build-up from there to offer actualisations of creative visions. We apply the following:

  1. Technology
  2. Creativity
  3. Deep understanding of people
We strive to offer the next generational wave of services that are generationally symbiotic with our populace. What does that mean? It means rather than just designing creative visions, we want to back them up with a technological blueprint which is achievable today, and then offer some level of future proofing.

The technology component is of critical importance.  By considering technology as a parallel to creativity it takes us beyond a Service Design Studio and gives us the power to bring Beta products to market quickly and efficiently with a carefully defined handover point to the massive scalability of a traditional consultancy. It makes us a Beta Studio with the scalability of a consultancy and that is our ultimate goal.

The more time I spend in technology though, the more I realise I should be spending time thinking about people. A digital transformation can only be successful if the people come along on that journey. Too many times we suggest a new technology without asking the developers. The impact of technology on people is as important as the technology itself.

With Google Glass finally launching in the UK we will see the challenges with the law in regards to driving a vehicle while potentially distracted, potentially recording a film in a cinema and spying on people in public places. The way people react to this technology is probably the most important aspect of wearable technology and certainly Steve Mann devoted a large portion of his time to the sociological aspects.

Let me share my recent experience. We opened a Nearshore Centre in Europe.  We started by hiring, training and on-boarding students.  It took three months for them to be ready to work for a world class financial institution. I have long complained about the merits of resourcing methodologies, so why not hire the people fresh from an area of large unemployment, personally train them and then arrange for commercial experience to follow. Of course we needed to filter the students for aptitude to learn and English skills, and most importantly to get customer buy-in upfront. We chose a location where students were hungry for work and looking to prove their skills in the real-world.  The added bonus here is that we were able to also solve unemployment challenges and provide these young adults a chance to kickstart their career.

This sounds difficult and it is. First, we needed a University, of which we found a suitable location and acquired a floor to build lecture theatres and secure network connectivity to the customer. Second we needed eager students which took a lot of filtering and a dedicated customer buy-in session from one of the University halls. Third we needed a teacher, and this is where I came in. I did not want to teach the team in the local language, as the end customer was in a different country and spoke a different language. Luckily my wife is Czech and I speak none of the language, so I constantly find myself communicating in near telepathic and body linguistics to get my point across. This three-point plan was enough to open a Nearshore Centre where we successfully trained and employed our first batch of students.

What was I teaching the students? The next generation of web frameworks - Web 3.0. Web 3.0 brings us governance. Gone are the days of fly-by-night JQuery Web Apps consisting of 10,000 lines of code inside a single function. The decade of 'Write an App in 30 seconds' long expired its sell by date and in its place a generation burnt by the promises of yesteryear and eager to consider what happens in the next 6 months of a project. Life cycle management is the new 30 second app. Of course you cannot trust people to actually do governance these days as most people will just self-govern and who governs the governor? The answer is simple, choose a framework which has governance built into it.

We selected Angular because it was supported by Google, open source and most importantly built to support Test Driven Development. It clearly learnt from the past. Famo.us originally didn't want to support Angular but now it has the largest activity because they listened to the community and are working on delivering what they wanted. Angular offers governance through its very DNA. It does not stop there though, we wanted to use CoffeeScript which is a far more intelligent scripting language than JavaScript and that easily compiles into it. Most importantly it produces one output which is the very best JavaScript that can be produced. It Lints as it goes along and throw in Strict Mode and the resultant JavaScript is even stronger.

We used a next generational workflow using technologies like Jade, Compass, Jasmine and the philosophies of Test Driven Development and Continual Integration.

We also introduced the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node) which allowed us to use MongoDB as a Service offerings (like MongoLab) in combination with JSFiddle. This in turn allowed us to prototype, teach from code examples and share code snippets. In means that the students can start programming from day one without having to set up dedicated environments.

I believe this is the most reliable and future proof web development stack. This is what I am currently teaching at the micro-University. The most important aspect here is the people. Training is not easy. Training in a locale with a different language and a populace of mostly graduates possessing a general lack of cutting edge commercial experience, is even harder. If it works then we have a new form of combined resourcing, recruitment and education which is ready for the next decade of staffing requirements. I give this the handle of 'Edu-cruitment' which is the combination of education and recruitment which focuses largely on the people aspect.

On the last day of the course Apple announced Swift for iOS 8.  Whilst a million Objective-C programmers shed a silent (and not so silent) tear, a whole new batch of hungry students were born overnight. Of course on flicking through a few Swift guides it became abundantly clear that Apple’s plan was to lower the point of enter for App developers. This appears to involve taking a strong steer from ECMAScript 6 and CoffeeScript. After teaching both the languages for many weeks then I felt far more confident that I could pick up Swift and even teach the language, than I could pick up C# as a professional Java developer.

How does service design relate to enterprise mobility? Well this is where Studio 13 is offering their first product, an Assessment App called Kuwiz. This enables you to assess the capabilities of your staff at varying levels of engagement. We want companies to be able to find the right skills from their workforce. Everyone is tired of the "we have 5000 C# developers" only to find there is one guy who once read a book on C# but got eaten by a bear last year. If you can accurately assess the skills that your company already has at its disposal then this gives you the power to tackle any problem without always resorting to hiring contractors.

Often that Chinese translator you were looking for is one desk behind you in London and really you don't have 5000 C# developers at all and so it is really time to start hiring. It also gives staff the capability of assessing themselves and seeing in which direction they want to take their careers.

Identifying potential at an early stage makes career planning far easier for companies and this is traditionally a big challenge in the IT space. The mobility aspect gives you the chance to push assessments out to your workforce and to socially collaborate with them in real-time. It becomes far more than just a limited desktop based exam that nobody really wants to take. Mobility allows you to bring the assessment to the people, rather than the people to the assessment. People will generally only do things if they are enjoyable and that is where the limitations of traditional assessment falls flat.

Studio 13 wants to help the world solve problems and this comes from a deep desire to listen to what customers are saying. It wants to offer not just an unattainable creative vision, but one that is deliverable through the carefully considered application of next generation technology - and that also takes into account the wider impact on the people involved.

Maybe the combination of creative, technology and people will cause the Universe to explode, but if it does then I feel the Universe was somehow broken in the first place.

"Once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning."  [Matthew McConaughey , True Detective]

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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 June 22, 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.

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Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
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Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here!

According to new information gathered by Visiongain, the value of the global Cyber Security market in 2014 will reach $76.68 billion. Read Original Content

Google and Microsoft will soon be introducing a “kill switch” to their respective mobile software, so owners can deactivate their handsets if they're stolen. The move comes after a report by the New York State attorney general found that the theft of iPhones has fallen significantly in the six months since Apple introduced the security features to its mobile operating system. Read Original Content

According to research specialist Gartner, by 2017 misconfiguration of applications will account for 75 percent of mobile security breaches. 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

Baidu, the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced its free Android antivirus app Baidu Mobile Security has received certification from the IT security institute AV-TEST, earning top marks in all testing criteria among 30 Android security apps worldwide. Read Original Content

PayPal is said to be interested in Touch ID, Apple’s celebrated fingerprint sensor technology introduced last fall on the current generation iPhone 5s. Read Original Content
Spotify has come out with a mobile security strategy for individuals using Android devices and who use its popular music service, by requiring them to install new software to help to protect them against potential damage from a recent breach. Read Original Content

Turning its focus toward the high-end enterprise market once again, BlackBerry Limited has released its new secure messaging application, known as BBM Protected. The secure version of BBM offers a new form of encryption that has yet to be introduced with any other iteration of BlackBerry Messenger. Read Original Content

A research report found an alarming 136 percent increase in cyber threats and attacks against Indian government organizations and a 126 percent spike in attacks targeting financial services organizations. According to Symantec’s 2013 Norton Report, by July 2013, sophisticated cyber assaults like ransomware and spear-phishing has cost Indian individuals and companies some $4 billion. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Cyber Security market in South Korea to grow at a CAGR of 21.24 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to improve the quality of protection. Read Original Content

New figures show 80 percent of Kiwis who use the Internet have experienced an online security breach but only 39 percent have actually changed their behavior as a result. The problem is so serious the Government is backing a new online campaign called Connect Smart, in a bid to educate people about how to protect themselves online. Read Original Content

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IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Adam Stein
Mobile Expert Interview: VDC's Eric Klein
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Senthil Krishnapillai
Mobile IoT Expert Interview: Dr. Severin Kezeu

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

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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
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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 22, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe 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 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 global Internet of Things IoT market is expected to grow by more than $5 trillion over the next six years, according to IT research agency, International Data Corporation. Read Original Content

According to Report Stack the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services market in the U.S. will grow at a CAGR of 16.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

The Feldschlösschen Beverages Group recently introduced an end-to-end M2M solution from the Swisscom M2M Centre of Competence that enables its Swiss customers to maintain their beer tanks more efficiently and to submit exact and timely orders for new deliveries. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible: 2014 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts research report expects the wireless M2M market to account for nearly $196 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21 percent during the six year period between 2014 and 2020. Read Original Content

SNS Research's latest report indicates that global spending on wireless M2M technology is expected to reach nearly $200 billion by the end of 2014. Read Original Content

Kenyan firms have been ranked the highest in terms of M2M communication adoption on the continent, a survey revealed. The survey conducted by market research and analysis firm, the International Data Corporation, found the most common M2M applications are vending machines, fleet management and security monitoring. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the U.S. connected home M2M market will grow at a CAGR of 35.61 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the main drivers in this market is the increasing number of broadband connections in households. Read Original Content

Around half of the world’s mobile subscribers reside in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the GSMA’s Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2014 report. The industry body notes the number of subscribers is set to increase as the region will continue to experience fast mobile growth “through 2020 and beyond”. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the Global Cellular M2M VAS market will grow at a CAGR of 37.24 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Europe has spent €3.15 billion (U.S. $4.27 billion) on more than 450 smart grid projects since 2002, according to the EU in-house scientific service Joint Research Center. Read Original Content

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

Code Halos Strategies, Retailing and Digital Disruption
The Business Challenges Impacting Digital Transformation
IoT Expert Interview: Microsoft's Nick Landry
Kevin Benedict Interviews SAP's Consumer Insight 365 Guru Jim Brooks
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Adam Stein
Mobile Expert Interview: VDC's Eric Klein
Mobile Expert Interview: SAP's Senthil Krishnapillai
Mobile IoT Expert Interview: Dr. Severin Kezeu

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

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

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
Solving The Mobile Developer Scarcity Problem
StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps
The True Cost of Mobility

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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.