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Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is 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. You can read archived versions of the newsletter here - http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/kevins-mobility-news-weekly.html. ******** The worldwide smartphone applications market grew more than $2.2 billion within the first quarter, according to a study by research2guidance. In 2009 the applications market had posted revenue of $1.7 billion. Mobile application download numbers reached a total of 3.8 billion in only six months, compared to 3.1 billion in 2009. http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=753129 ******** ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workfor... (more)

Mobile Apps the Front End to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

I wrote an article last week called, The Value in a Mobile Enterprise Solution in which I penned, "I proposed that the core value in an enterprise mobility solution is in the back end systems.  The back end systems are where the business logic, business processes, big data and business analytics are primarily located.  Most enterprise mobility solutions are extending back end systems.  This may seem like an obvious thing, but for many it is not." Why do I believe that?  I recognize the value that real-time enterprises can gain from receiving assistance in making real-time decisio... (more)

SAP Mobile DSD - 5 Considerations

I want to thank Anup Alex, VP Consulting with Unvired, for sharing his mobile and SAP expertise with us in this guest blog article. Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is a method of selling or distributing products for a variety of industries like food, beverage, personal care, etc. SAP offers a module on DSD which is part of SAP's  ECC/ERP.  DSD has tight integration to SAP SD, MM, FI and Logistics which makes it one of the preferred solutions across the world.  In addition, SAP offers a Mobile DSD solution as an optional module for customers who like to avoid the manual paper based ap... (more)

Mobile Expert Video Series: Steve Russell

In this interview DSI's mobility expert and military strategy buff Steve Russell and I discuss a shared view that the military can teach the commercial sector a lot about the value of mobility, and how it can transform the way companies operate.  http://youtu.be/3AjiRzmdueU ************************************************************* Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant Read The Future of Work Visit MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Strategic Enterprise Mobility Linkedin Group Full Disclosure: T... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 25, 2012

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 Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Within the last three months, iPhone 5 sales boosted Apple to the number one spot in the U.S. market, with handsets running on Apple’s iOS oper... (more)