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Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 16, 2011

by Kevin Benedict

May 19, 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.

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
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SAP introduced the 2.0 version of the Sybase Unwired mobile platform, newly integrated with SAP application infrastructure and complemented by a software development kit for custom mobile app development. SAP announced 19 new SAP and Sybase mobility applications, set to debut in September.  Read Original Article

Syclo, a leading provider of enterprise mobile solutions, has announced that its mobile applications in support of the SAP® ERP and SAP Customer Relationship Management applications are scheduled to run on the Sybase® Unwired Platform in the third quarter of 2011.  Read Original Article

ClickSoftware announced that the U.K.'s largest water and wastewater services company, Thames Water, has selected the ClickSoftware ServiceOptimization Suite to ensure significant improvements in the efficient use of its workforce, its assets and the quality of service that it provides to its customers through optimized scheduling of its 2,000-strong field force and contractors.  Read Original Article

Google has begun fixing a security flaw that affects some 97 percent of Android smartphones.  The fix, which addresses a hole allowing hackers to access the contacts, calendars and photos on an Android phone connected to an open Wi-Fi network, will take a few days to cover every phone, a Google spokesman said.   Read Original Article 

Executives from the biggest brands in mobile computing were called to Capitol Hill Tuesday to clear up concerns that they have tracked and stored data about their customers' whereabouts, in some cases without their permission.  Read Original Article

According to Gartner's latest numbers, Microsoft sold only 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices during the first quarter of the year, leaving it just ahead of HP's anemic webOS numbers (categorized by Gartner as "other"), but behind every other major platform.  Read Original Article

Worldwide mobile communication device sales to end users totaled 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc.  Read Original Article

One-third of Americans use a smartphone app before getting out of bed in the morning.  While cellphones have long doubled as alarm clocks for many owners, a new survey out from Ericsson ConsumerLab found that 35 percent of smartphone owners in the U.S. open up a non-voice application before removing the covers.  Read Original Article

WIS Publishing has announced that its free SAPinsider app for iPad and iPhone is available for download in the Apple App Store, it allows mobile subscribers to read, search, and browse the full content of SAPinsider magazine with free, unlimited access.Read Original Article

Expanding their long-term partnership with a joint base of thousands of customers, SAP and Microsoft Corp have announced plans to improve integration between SAP software and Microsoft virtualization and cloud computing technologies.  Read Original Article

Sprint Nextel Corp. CEO Dan Hesse has told members of Congress that the firm might have to sell itself if AT&T purchases T-Mobile USA, as Sprint would find itself too far behind the two dominant U.S. wireless providers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which between them would control nearly 80 percent market share in the U.S. mobile market, while Sprint opera tes with 17 percent share.  Read Original Article

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

When Dr. Jose Soler got a late night call about a critically ill patient, he grabbed his iPad and checked the results of the electrocardiogram test that just had been administered. Thanks to an app that zooms within half a millimeter of every heartbeat rhythm variation, Soler made a diagnosis within two minutes.  Read Original Article

SAP AG, the largest maker of business management software, predicts mobile products, services and real-time analytics technology will generate about a quarter of its projected 20 billion-euro ($28.5 billion) in sales by 2015.  Read Original Article

Apple, RIM and HTC are dominating the smartphone market, owning 75 percent of the smartphone profits in first quarter 2011.  Apple proves to be the most profitable smartphone brand so far, owning 55 percent of that portion.  Read Original Article

International research firm Parks Associates forecasts over 2 billion p eople worldwide will own at least one smartphone by 2015, with unit sales growing over 175 percent from 2010.  Read Original Article

According to the latest market research from ComScore, 16.7 million U.S. mobile subscribers used location-based "check-in" services such as Facebook Places, Foursquare or Gowalla on their phones in March 2011, representing 7.1 percent of the entire mobile population.  Read Original Article

The number of malware that aim the Android mobile operating system has gone up by 400 percent since summer of last year, according to a report by Juniper Networks. Read Original Article

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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
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The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Redstone Arsenal's (DOD/Chugach) 3 Maintenance Challenges Solved by Mobile

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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.


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