Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 20, 2011

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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Mobile app analytics firm Flurry is releasing a new report comparing the daily engagement of smartphone users on mobile apps vs. web browsing on the PC.  Games and social networking categories dominate, capturing 47 percent and 32 percent on consumer time spent daily, respectively. Combined, these two categories control 79 percent of consumers’ total app time.  Read Original Content

HighPoint Solutions, a premier provider of specialized IT services dedicated to the life sciences and healthcare industries, has announced a strategic partnership with Pyxis Mobile, provider of the only cross-device mobile application platform designed to meet customers’ constantly changing needs.  Read Original Content

Android's rather sizable share of the U.S. smartphone market declined slightly from 52.4 percent to 49.5 percent last quarter.  Read Original Content

The global smartphone security software market is set to reach nearly $3 billion by 2017, according to a new report available on  Read Original Content

Smartphone owners are using more than twice the data from a year ago, while data plan rates have remained constant, according to research firm Nielsen.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware -

Brokerage firm Credit Suisse has said competitive pressure in the smartphone industry is likely to increase over the next 12 to 18 months as a wave of low-end Android phones hits the market and Apple is seen releasing a cheaper iPhone in 2012.  Read Original Content

The average iPhone user has yet to reach the same level of data usage as the average Android user reached last summer says a report by Nielson.  Read Original Content

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest cellphone maker by revenue, is to assume global smartphone leadership in unit terms, ending rival Nokia Corp.'s 14 years of market leadership, Nomura said in a recent forecast.  Read Original Content

Users of enterprise business-to-employee and business to customer smartphone and media tablet mobile applications are likely to grow at a CAGR of 90 percent and reach 830 million active users by 2016, according to ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Mobile security firm Lookout is warning about a new threat that could possibly infect Android phones. The latest development is a new type of malware that bypasses Google’s jurisdiction to get direct access to your phone.  Read Original Content

According to GSMA’s Mobile Media Metrics report, compiled together with comScore, Symbian accounted for just 1 percent of connected application users in the U.K. in April.  Apple's iOS took a 65 percent share, with Android accounting for 31 percent, and other platforms (BlackBerry, Windows Mobile/Phone, webOS and feature phones) taking a 3 percent share.  Read Original Content

Nielsen has released data from its regular survey of smartphone users which indicates data usage has surged year on year, growing from an average of 230 MB in first quarter 2010 to 435 MB in first quarter 2011.  Read Original Content

A Forrester report says mobile commerce is expected to reach $31 billion by 2016. While this represents a compounded annual growth rate of 39 percent from 2011 to 2016, mobile commerce is only expected to be 7 percent of overall eCommerce sales by 2016.  Read Original Content

IDC forecasts 472 million smartphone shipments in 2011, and indicates that by the end of 2015, shipments will increase to 982 million.  Read Original Content

Microsoft's Windows Phone, which also currently includes its aging Windows Mobile system, will go from a weak fifth place of 3.8 percent share this year to a strong second place of 20.3 percent in 2015, largely on the strength of the Nokia deal, IDC said.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Going to Australia to Speak on Mobility and Field Services - July 11-13th
Mobile Commerce If You Want My Business
Mobility Insights for Tuesday
Mobility Can Change the World and Healthcare
Philippe Winthrop and Steve Levy Webinar on Enabling the Agile Business through Mobile Strategy
Eggs with Benedict - European Enterprise Mobility Breakfast Meetings
Response to My Article on Sybase's Embedded Mobile Databases and HTML5

Upcoming Events

Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.