Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mobile Expert Interviews: Oracle's Denis Tyrell

Oracle made several interesting announcements about their new enterprise mobility solutions here at Oracle's Open World 2014 including Oracle's Mobile Cloud Service MBaaS and MADP.  In this interview with Oracle's Senior Director of Product Management we discuss them.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/GqkE8AIx378

Upcoming Webinar: Shift Mobile Testing Left Using Selenium and Eclipse
Date: October 7, 2014, 11am EDT
Description:
Learn how the “shift testing left” dynamic is impacting Developers and Testers. Learn how Perfecto Mobile can facilitate this while supporting your Agile and Continuous Integration effort. The webinar includes a hands-on demonstration of the MobileCloud, including:
  • How to create a new mobile testing project in Eclipse
  • How to run a sample project on multiple devices in parallel
  • How to leverage existing Selenium scripts and extend them to mobile 
  • How to "Shift Left" and decrease mobile app time to market
Registration link: http://bit.ly/1nH42g4

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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.

10 Steps to Implementing Big Data and Code Halo Strategies

Tactics without strategy are dangerous. ~ Robert Leonhard

In the new book titled Code Halos the authors and Cognizant thought leaders, Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Benjamin Pring, propose that data is the new competitive arena for businesses.  Winners in this competition are those that can collect, aggregate, analyze and react in real-time to data in a manner that drives improved customer interactions and engagements.

In another recent book titled, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation, author James McQuivey's writes that competition in business is rapidly moving to a “focus on knowledge of and engagement with customers.” Data is being used to shape and personalize real-time interactions and engagements.  Companies are beginning to understand this.  They understand that "code halos" (people’s digital footprint, the online data about preferences, history, activities, etc.) has great value.  This data is the key to personalizing user experiences across all formats.

Businesses are interacting with their markets in a wide range of new and different formats today including traditional media, websites, mobile apps, call centers and in brick and mortar establishments.  The concept of omni-channel is widely used to mean the ability to interact and engage in real-time with customers and prospects across all of these formats.  The capability to effectively support omni-channel requires a lot of thinking, planning and purposeful design.

Businesses today are responding by developing comprehensive data-driven strategies.  These strategies acknowledge the requirement to better understand the needs, preferences and histories of their prospects and customers, so they can provide personalized and optimized user experiences that lead to more sales and happier and more loyal customers.

How do you implement a Code Halos strategy?  The following are some of the key questions that need to be considered when developing a strategy:
  1. What data, if we had it, would help us understand and offer our prospects and customers an enhanced user experience on their smartphones or tablets that would lead to more sales, better customer service and an improved user experience?
  2. What are the best and least intrusive ways to collect the data?
  3. How do we ensure that data is collected in a manner that is acceptable to our market?
  4. How can the data be used to trigger an improved user experience?
  5. How do we find business meaning in the collected data?
  6. How can aggregating seemingly unrelated data sources lead to useful new discoveries? 
  7. How can data from sensors (Internet of Things) add value to our analysis and other data sources?
  8. How can public and private databases be aggregated with "patterns of life" analysis and demographic data to discover new consumer insights?
  9. How can we collect data in real-time, analyze it and respond quickly enough to be useful in a mobile first world?
  10. How can these newly discovered business-meanings impact real-time interactions with prospects, customers, partners and employees?

Finding, collecting, integrating and analyzing a person's "code halo" represent a lot of work for an IT organization.  It takes strategy, budgets, resources and planning.   This is the kind of effort that deserves the full attention of the C suite

The following questions and survey answers (Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, July 2014) from over eighty participants exposes some of the weak areas that hinder or limit Code Halos implementations:
  1. Do you (or your clients') have IT systems that are too slow or incapable of supporting real-time mobile app requirements?  83.9% answered YES.
  2. Will your (or your clients') IT environment and back-end systems prevent you from delivering an optimized mobile application experience?  43.2% answered YES.
  3. Are your (or your clients') mobile strategies and plans inhibited or limited because of the current IT environment, infrastructure and/or design?  77.7% answered YES.
  4. Which components of an end-to-end mobile solution cause the most performance problems (involving mobile apps)?  Here are the top three answers in order of how problematic they are: Back-end systems, Internet connectivity, APIs and integration design and performance.
  5. How important will having optimized mobile applications and user experiences be to the future success of your business? 72% answered "very important" to "critical."
Legacy IT infrastructure, architecture and design are preventing companies from optimizing Code Halos strategies today.

Mobile and Code Halos’ strategies are pushing companies to review their IT environments and to analyze how they must change in order to support a mobile first and data driven world that thrives on real-time hyper-personalization of mobile experiences.  The competition is fierce.  Legacy and problematic systems must be updated, upgraded or replaced in order to support the real-time requirements of today’s mobile and always connected world.


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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 Health News Weekly – Week of September 28, 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 Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly

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

Mobile healthcare apps pose "significant potential for harm," and require the development of a risk assessment model as well as a framework for supporting clinical use of apps, according to a new study by Warwick Medical School researchers.  Read Original Content

The top five digital health investments in August accounted for nearly half of the venture, private equity and angel investments in the sector during the month. Five companies raised $139 million of the $286.8 million invested, and three of the five were mobile health plays.  Read Original Content

Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile health service HealthKit.  Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

A new NIH program is awarding nearly $2.5 million to spur innovation in mobile communication technologies and software applications used in biomedical research in low- and middle-income countries.  Read Original Content

Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, launched a Patient Dashboard for health care providers and pharmacies to provide timely monitoring of self-reported medication adherence for their patients.  Read Original Content
While the Cleveland Clinic is still waiting for Apple’s HealthKit platform to work out its bugs, the renowned health provider has quietly been using Microsoft HealthVault to keep tabs on remote patients. HealthVault may be one of the most mature platforms available to providers, and Cleveland Clinic is using it to care for its “Distance Health” patients.  Read Original Content

According to MarketsandMarkets.com, the global patient monitoring devices market is estimated to reach $22,174 million by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent during the forecast period (2013–2018).  Read Original Content

The use of an electronic physiological surveillance system (EPSS) on patients correlated with two United Kingdom hospitals slashing mortality rates by more than 15 percent over the course of a year, according to research published online this week in BMJ Quality & Safety.  Read Original Content

Apple has now confirmed the existence of a bug in HealthKit: “We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8 today,” the company says in a statement. “We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month.”  Read Original Content

According to a report from Wolters Kluwer Health, nurses are increasingly relying on mobile devices, social media and the Internet.  The findings indicate 65 percent of nurses surveyed said they currently use a mobile device for professional purposes at work.  Read Original Content

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

Digital Transformation Expert Interviews: Cognizant's Jitin Agarwal

Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 3
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 2
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 1
Adventures in Uberland, Geofencing and Digital Transformation
Mobile Expert Interviews: Unvired's Alok Pant
Mobile Expert Interviews: Apperian's Cimarron Buser

Webinars of Note (Recorded)


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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.

Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of September 28, 2104

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!

According to Gartner, Internet of Things vendors will earn more than $309 billion by 2020. However, most of those earnings will come from services. Read Original Content

According to a report by GMSA, M2M represents one out of every 10 mobile connections in the U.S., compared with one in 20 in Oceania and Europe and one in 100 in Africa. Read Original Content

According to Ovum the market for machine-to-machine technologies in Australia could be worth in excess of half a billion dollars by 2019 as the Internet of Things starts to make a meaningful impact in the local transport and logistic, healthcare and retail sectors. 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/

Global survey of TechRepublic and ZDNet members reveals developing new business opportunities and improving existing processes/products are key decision drivers for M2M implementation. Read Original Content

Ovum forecasts the M2M market will reach US $66 billion by 2019 and urges operators to invest in their own capabilities to gain share. Read Original Content
The recent Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in the U.S. 2014-2018" report at the Reports and Markets predicts the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 16.92 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

Visiongain’s recent report shows M2M connections will hit 257.8 million by the end of this year, making up 3.3 percent of all wireless connections worldwide. Read Original Content

Research and Markets predicts the global M2M network security market will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 22.9 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Huawei quietly acquired UK-based Internet of Things startup Neul over the weekend for $25 million as it looks to bolster its machine-to-machine communications business. Read Original Content

The $48 billion networking giant Cisco sees the global smart city business to be worth $3 trillion and close to $6 billion of that is possible from India in the next five years itself, according to the company’s calculations. Read Original Content

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

Digital Transformation Expert Interviews: Cognizant's Jitin Agarwal

Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 3
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 2
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 1
Adventures in Uberland, Geofencing and Digital Transformation
Mobile Expert Interviews: Unvired's Alok Pant
Mobile Expert Interviews: Apperian's Cimarron Buser
Mobile App Security, Vulnerabilities and App Development
Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos

Webinars of Note (Recorded)


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Digital Transformation Expert Interview: Cognizant's Adithya Sastry

In 2014 consumer behaviors and preferences are changing at a speed never before seen.  In large part the speed of change is the result of innovations in mobile technology, cloud computing, Code Halos and ubiquitous access to high speed wireless broadband Internet.  Add to these innovations the process of digital transformation happening in most industries and markets and you have a powerful argument for agility, change management and innovative new business models.

In this interview with Cognizant's GM and Venture Leader for Cloud360, Adithya Sastry, we discuss mobility, digital transformation, cloud computing and the need for new agile business models supported by the cloud.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/T4fMqAd9364?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw



"Why Apps Fail" Report:
http://info.perfectomobile.com/wpr-why-apps-fail.html?utm_source=mes&utm_sfdcid=701D0000000zR1C

Sept 30. Webinar - 5-Star Wars: 3 Mobile Testing Strategies to Ensure a 5-Star App and Prevent “Users From Striking Back!”
http://info.perfectomobile.com/2014-09-30-5Star-Wars-Registration.html?utm_source=mes&utm_sfdcid=701D0000000zPte

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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 September 28, 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!

According to new research from Northeast Group, LLC, Eurasian countries will invest $18.3 billion in modernizing their electric grid over the next decade. Read Original Content

The smart grid as a service market will exceed $11.2 billion by 2023, a new report from Navigant Research forecasts, signaling the growing importance of communications technology in the utility sector. Read Original Content

According to BCC Research the global wireless sensor devices market is expected to grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 23.7 percent. The industrial installations category, the fastest-growing segment of the overall market, is anticipated to surge at a tremendous CAGR of 34.1 percent. Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

The combined European annual demand for electricity, gas and water meters is valued at $3.35 billion in 2014. 

 By 2018 the annual demand is forecast to increase to $3.99 billion. Read Original Content

Research and Markets forecasts the GIS market in North America is set to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.91 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content
According to a new market research report Substation Automation Market the market was valued at US $96.52 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach US $139.34 billion by 2020, growing at a combined annual growth rate of 5.4 percent from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the GIS market in the APAC region is set to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.76 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Recent forecast shows the GIS market in the telecommunication industry is set to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.89 percent over the period 2013-2018. The GIS market in the telecommunication industry can be divided into three product segments: software, data, and services. Read Original Content

The smart grid energy storage sector is expected to grow to $50 billion by 2020, with an annual compound growth rate of eight percent, according to a recent report from Lux Research. Read Original Content

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


Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 3

Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 2
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 1
Adventures in Uberland, Geofencing and Digital Transformation
Mobile Expert Interviews: Unvired's Alok Pant
Mobile Expert Interviews: Apperian's Cimarron Buser
Mobile App Security, Vulnerabilities and App Development
Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos

Webinars of Note (Recorded)


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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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, September 25, 2014

Digital Transformation Expert Interviews: Cognizant's Jitin Agarwal

An increasing amount of interactions with prospects, customers, employees and partners are occurring via mobile applications.  The experience is a digital experience.  Mobile applications in the B2C (business-to-consumer) space are where researching, shopping, purchasing, product shipment tracking, coupons and loyalty awards are all managed.  Often all the interactions and experiences with a particular brand are digital.  How do large multinational companies manage digital assets across hundreds of channels, markets and dozens of languages and currencies?  In this interview with Cognizant's digital experience expert, Jitin Agarwal we discuss all of these points and the technologies involved.  Enjoy!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/NLYyceD4aww?list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw



Learn more about AssetServ - The Digital Experience Management solution, at www.AssetServ.com.

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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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 September 21, 2104

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!

Amazon has unveiled new Fire tablets, including one aimed at children. Their Fire HD Kids Edition comes with a two-year "worry-free" warranty.  The tablet is equipped with Amazon FreeTime, a feature that lets parents manage what their children can access.  Read Original Content

Apple said it had sold 10 million units of its new and bigger iPhones over the weekend, up from the nine million iPhones it sold last year in the first weekend of sales for the previous generation of iPhones.  Read Original Content

Applied Systems has announced the immediate UK availability of Applied MobileProducer, the first independent broker mobile app designed specifically for account executives.  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/

India is poised to surpass the United States to become the second largest smartphone market by 2019, according to the latest report by Boston-based global market research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

According to a Nielsen report, the smartphone market in urban India grew by 89 percent in the calendar year 2013 as against the calendar year 2012. There were 51 million people using smartphones in urban India in 2013 as compared to 2012.  Read Original Content

The MediaTek-based Android One smartphone rose to the top of the “Bestsellers in Electronics” list on Amazon India's online shopping website just days after it was launched, according to Chinese-language paper Commercial Times.  Read Original Content
Juniper Research, in its Smartphone Markets: Trends, Shares & Forecasts 2014-2019, predicts 1.2 billion smartphones to be sold this year, marking a 19 percent increase from 985 million sold last year with Apple and Samsung expected to take up nearly 45 percent of the market share.  Read Original Content

Nigeria’s smartphone market is set to witness a major boost as Alcatel Mobile, global phone manufacturer and one of the key players in the early days of GSM in Nigeria has returned to the market with a target to control 20 percent of the smartphone market share in the next one year.  Read Original Content

Analysts from ReportsnReports.com forecast the Global Mobile Satellite Services marketto will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.39 percent over the period 2013-2018.  Read Original Content

Sony Corp. might sharply downsize its smartphone operations in China because business is unlikely to grow against competition from popular local rivals, company sources said.  Read Original Content

Google has collaborated with handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to bring three new devices to the emerging markets. The Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498, the Micromax Canvas A1 and the Karbonn Sparkle V. These devices will launch in India, and roll out to the Philippines, Indonesia and South Asia in the first year.  Read Original Content

Red Hat, Inc. the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FeedHenry, a leading enterprise mobile application platform provider.  Read Original Content

According to recent data from comScore, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 40 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the top smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.  Read Original Content

Apple may change the Beats Music streaming music service it acquired along with Beats Electronics in May for $3 billion, and may drop the Beats brand for the fledgling music service, according to a Re/code report.  Read Original Content

Apple said its latest software system, iOS 8, includes deep protection of the information stored on Apple mobile devices. So deep Apple says it has become technically impossible for it to comply with government warrants asking for customer information like photos, email, messages, and notes, to be extracted from devices.  Read Original Content

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


Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 3

Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 2
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 1
Adventures in Uberland, Geofencing and Digital Transformation
Mobile Expert Interviews: Unvired's Alok Pant
Mobile Expert Interviews: Apperian's Cimarron Buser
Mobile App Security, Vulnerabilities and App Development
Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos

Webinars of Note (Recorded)


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


************************************************************************
Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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, September 24, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of September 21, 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 Connected Globe News Weekly
Also read Field Mobility 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!

Businesses have been urged to pay closer attention to the apps employees download on their business phones and tablets by Gartner, whose new research claims mobile devices suffer three times as many security attacks as desktops. Read Original Content

According to a new survey by Raytheon Company, 52 percent of organizations and employees frequently sacrifice security practices to realize the efficiency benefits of mobile connectivity. Read Original Content

Google is implementing stronger data security measures for Android smartphones and tablets running the upcoming version of its mobile operating system by enabling device encryption by default, a protection already set for users of Apple iPhones and iPads. Read Original Content

Perfecto Mobile transforms the way enterprises go mobile. With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, we enable the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  More than 1,000 customers, including the top Fortune 100/500 across the banking, insurance, retail, and telecommunications and media industries rely on Perfecto Mobile to optimize mobile app time-to-market, improve customer engagement, mitigate risk and reduce costs while continuously serving their mobile users with confidence. For additional information how our about automated testing, monitoring and integration with existing ALM and IDEs can help decrease time to market and increase app quality, please contact us.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, 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

Enterprises face myriad security challenges from mobile devices, and it's only going to get worse with the Internet of Things, a panel of vendors warned at CTIA's Super Mobility Week. Read Original Content
More than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, according to a new report by Gartner recently released. Read Original Content

A world-first cyber crime fighting training center has opened in the U.K. aiming to help businesses, government agencies, and even police forces keep ahead of this growing threat. Read Original Content

Boeing plans to open a cyber security analytics facility in Singapore, its first outside the United States, as part of efforts to make such capabilities and services accessible to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Read Original Content

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

Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 2
Mobile Application Testing - Behind the Curtains, Part 1
Adventures in Uberland, Geofencing and Digital Transformation
Mobile Expert Interviews: Unvired's Alok Pant
Mobile Expert Interviews: Apperian's Cimarron Buser
Mobile App Security, Vulnerabilities and App Development
Reality Computing, Capturing Reality and Code Halos

Webinars of Note (Recorded)

Virtualization ≠ Mobilization


Whitepapers of Note


A Comparison of the StarMobile MORPH Protocol vs. Traditional Remote Computing Protocols

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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.

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of September 21, 2014

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EBay Inc will begin running advertisements on its mobile app in the fourth quarter, moving the e-commerce company into the fast-growing and lucrative market for ads on devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

The global online advertising market is expected to grow from $125.82 billion in 2014 to $220.38 billion by 2019, according to ReportsnReports.com. Over the next five years, this market is expected to experience high traction in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa regions.  Read Original Content

Apple is restricting the functionality of the Near Field Communications chipset embedded in its new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch products to its Apple Pay mobile payments program, according to multiple reports.  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/

Leading online retailer Snapdeal is increasing focus on mobile commerce, where it will be doubling its engineering staff count to 700 soon as it sees over 90 percent of business coming in through this platform over the next three years, its co-founder said.  Read Original Content

Apple may not be the only name in the biometric game. Alipay, the prominent mobile payments platform from China’s Alibaba, is preparing to launch its first biometric-based identification system.  Read Original Content
A new comScore report shows that approximately 61 percent of searches on laptop and desktop computers resulted in a local purchase, while 78 percent of searchers on smartphones resulted in such purchases.  Read Original Content

In 2014 mobile sales will reach 21 percent of total web sales for the leading 500 retailers in mobile commerce worldwide; 23 percent for leading retailers in the U.S., according to data in the newly published 2015 Internet Retailer Mobile 500.  Read Original Content

Of U.S. adults who have embraced mobile payments with their smartphones, 37 percent have used NFC, according to a recent survey by Nielsen that was charted by Statista.  Read Original Content

According to recent data from Opera Mediaworks, the volume of mobile marketing is growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world, having risen by 260 percent year over year in July 2014.  Read Original Content

United Way Worldwide, a non-profit leadership and support organization, has announced its partnership with Coinbase, a commerce platform that specializes in Bitcoin. Through this partnership, United Way will begin accepting Bitcoin donations, making it the latest non-profit group to show some support for the digital currency.  Read Original Content

Amid reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank on slow pick-up of mobile banking, India’s largest private lender ICICI said it is witnessing a huge growth in adoption and the stream now constitutes for up to five percent of overall transactions.  Read Original Content

Users of Orange's mobile money services in Africa will be able to use their mobile phones to withdraw cash from their Bank of Africa bank accounts "in the coming months", the French telecoms company has announced.  Read Original Content

Nationlink Telecommunication Company of Somalia and Rapid Communications Ltd of Kenya are soon jointly starting a mobile banking project.  Read Original Content

Nordstrom has given its sales associates the ability to text photos of merchandise to customers. The retailer is using a new service from Twilio, a company that started out providing phone and messaging capabilities for websites and has added Fortune 500 companies.  Read Original Content

iBeacons and geotargeting are becoming mainstream tools for marketers, according to CMO.  A U.S.-based team doing research on mobile marketing found 18 percent of mobile marketers are using Apple iBeacons, and this is expected to double in 2015.  Read Original Content

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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


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Kevin Benedict
Writer, Speaker, 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.