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Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - November 4, 2010

by Kevin Benedict

November 4, 2010

Kevin's 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 numbers and trends.

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AT&T announced Thursday a new practice area and portfolio called AT&T ForHealth, which will develop wireless, networked, and cloud-based solutions for the healthcare industry.

vator.tv/news/2010-11-04-at-t-announces-...

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Gold-Mobile, a leading provider of Mobile Enterprise CRM Solutions, and Howard University unveiled a new mobile student, faculty and alumni engagement platform as a part of Howard’s 2010 Homecoming Celebration.

www.prlog.org/11035234-howard-university... 

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Visage Mobile, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of mobility management tools for small and midsize businesses and enterprises, has announced new features for its MobilityCentral service, which helps companies manage company owned mobile devices being used by employees.

www.informationweek.com/news/smb/mobile/...

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Owen Cain depends on a respirator and struggles to make even the slightest movements — he has had a debilitating motor-neuron disease since infancy. Owen’s parents had tried several computerized communications contraptions to give him an escape from his disability, but the iPad was the first that worked on the first try.

www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/nyregion/31ow...

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Forty-one percent of all phones purchased in the US in the last six months were smartphones.

www.phonearena.com/news/Nielsen-report-4...

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In an update to ABI Research’s industry vertical analysis of mobile enterprise customers, global services business revenues are forecast to grow at a 4.3 percent CAGR over the next four years, reaching $133 billion by 2014.

www.efytimes.com/e1/53179/fullnews.htm

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Google's Android software platform rose to the number two spot globally on the booming smartphone market in the third quarter, research firm Canalys said on Monday.

mobile.reuters.com/article/technologyNew...

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Intro to Zombie Studies and Einstein’s Ethics are just a few of thousands of iPhone education apps and lectures transforming how we receive, consume and interact with education.

sparxoo.com/2010/10/29/apple-education

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Average revenue growth across Western and Eastern Europe will equal 1.7 percent; a f ar better performance than the -1.0 percent revenue decline for all (both business and consumer) European mobile subscribers.

www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2010/10/29/510075...

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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 - www.clicksoftware.com.

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According to IDC, Apple’s market share grew from 2.5 percent in third quarter 2009 to 4.1 percent in the third quarter of 2010, propelling it to fourth place overall in the marketplace.

mashable.com/2010/10/29/apple-fourth-big...

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CIOs and other tech managers harbor significant reservations about their ability to ensure enterprise security when it comes to the use of social networking, mobile platforms and cloud computing, according to a new survey from IBM.

www.cioinsight.com/c/a/Security/Risky-Bu...

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According to MMRI, a total of 2.23 million smartphones (Android/Windows Mobile/Blackberry/iOS/Palm) were sold in Japan between April and September this year, and 1.34 million (60.1 percent) of those were iPhones.

www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/10/29/ipho...

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According to new, separate reports from research firms Canalys and the NPD Group, Android captured around 44 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter – besting both iPhone maker Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

www.fiercewireless.com/story/analysts-an...

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Smartphone users are generating around 65 percent of total mobile traffic worldwide, despite the fact that only 13 percent of mobile subscribers use smartphones, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media.

www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?c...

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The worldwide smartphone market in the third quarter grew 95 percent over the same quarter a year ago, to 80.9 million shipped units, according to a study by Canalys.

www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?c...

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Surveying the Enterprise Mobility Landscape Today and in the Future

Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, Enterprise Mobility Expert and Industry Analyst, announces his new one day workshop for executive and management teams. This workshop is designed for business and IT managers and covers the following topics:

• An overview of enterprise mobility
• High priority mobility projects
• Current enterprise mobility trends
• The Future of Enterprise Mobility
• Best practices enterprise mobility strategies
• The impact enterprise mobility has on the art of management
• Enterprise mobility case studies and ROIs
• Preparing the enterprise for mobility
• Design, Development, Deployment and Support challenges
• Q & A and Discussions

Please contact Kevin Benedict via email or by phone at +1 208-991-4410.

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Custom Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
iPad Databases, Gartner and Enterprise Mobility
Security and Enterprise Mobility
Questions About Enterprise Mobility and Recent Industry Developments
Flexible Mobile Solutions – The Great Debate
The Power Behind a Mobile Retailing Application
Mobile Applications and Their Real Value
What Do Companies Want From a Mobile Retailing Application?
Microsoft, Enterprise Mobility and Software Development Kits
Facebook and Mobile Retailing Applications

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Archived editions of Kevin's Mobility News Weekly are available here.

You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategi es.

Also available are Kevin’s M2M News Weekly and Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly.

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