Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 7, 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.

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The interest in mobile enterprise applications among businesses across North America is increasing. The amount of respondent companies that reported the deployment of at least one mobile worker application has risen from 73 percent in 2013 to 82 percent this year, according to PRNewswire.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi Corp, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, will launch its new smartphone in Consumer Electronics Show that falls in January 2015 in Las Vegas, the first-ever appearance of the fast-growing Chinese IT company in the US market.  Read Original Content

The international Data Corporation has forecast a slowdown in the growth of the global smartphone market as it reaches maturation in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.  Read Original Content

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According to Ovum's 2015 Trends to Watch: Enterprise Mobility report, enterprise mobility will continue to be one of the hottest topics in IT, and high on the list of priorities for all CIOs.  Read Original Content

The Application Performance Management Market is expected to grow from $2.72 billion in 2014 to $4.98 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.86 percent, according to  Read Original Content

Apple has experienced an excellent growth in its smartphone market share, according to new data released by Kantar Worldpanel’s comTech.  Read Original Content

The smartphone market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan has registered a modest 24 percent year over year growth in quarter three of 2014, according to IDC.  Read Original Content

New monthly smartphone market share figures are out from comScore. The firm says in the US smartphone penetration has now reached 73 percent.  Read Original Content

Chinese telecom gear and handset maker Huawei is looking to invest $10 million in 2015 to beef up its presence in India's surging smartphone market, with half the outlay earmarked for establishing the ecommerce business for its Honor sub-brand.  Read Original Content

A three month period ending in October saw the number of iPhones rise by 10.4 percent, and Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has reported the massive success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is the reason for the increased market share in the UK, USA, and Australia.  Read Original Content

Mobile operators have been warned they face losing billions in revenue unless they can compete with free messaging services such as WhatsApp.  Application services such as Facebook messenger and BlackBerry messenger that allow smartphone users to send free messages have surged in recent years.  Read Original Content

Mobile development and management services provider Kony has appointed Steven Medeiros as vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. Medeiros, who formerly led SAP’s cloud and mobile solutions division for APAC, will focus on building out offices and channels for Kony in the region.  Read Original Content

OverIn the U.S., ZTE was the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the third quarter with a market share of 6.3 percent, behind Apple, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, according to Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

The smartphone market in India grew at a phenomenal rate of 27 percent over the last three months according to latest figures released by International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

While Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is not very well-known in the United States, it is a big name in other parts of the world, so when an official recently announced Huawei is dropping production of Windows phones, the news was intriguing.  Read Original Content

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