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Market research firm, In-Stat (www.instat.com), believes we are entering a very critical time for smartphone OSs, as exemplified by four major smartphone announcements on October 6 from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Palm, and Microsoft. “With Android on the upswing, Palm’s Web OS starting to expand, and Apple’s iPhone not showing signs of slowing down, the battleground, and subsequent weeding-out phase of the smartphone OS war has started,” according to In-Stat analyst, Allen Nogee. AT&T announced that it would now allow VoIP applications that run over its cellular network to be installed on iPhones. In-Stat believes AT&T has been watching the FCC become more serious about network neutrality in the mobile space; it may be only a matter of time before AT&T would be forced to allow these applications anyway. Currently, many high-voice usage customers are business customer... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of March 9, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health 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 Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! The global mobile health market is expected to reach $49 billion by 2020, according to a study by Grand View Research.  Read Original Content The Phone Oximeter is a new smartphone device consisting of a software application and a non-invasive light sensor that attaches to a patient's finger and directs light waves through a patient's fingertip to measure blood oxygen levels. Th... (more)

The Compelling Driver for the 'Internet of Things'

The Compelling Driver for IoT Is in Services, Not The Devices By Marie Martin I came across a very interesting story posted at the Reviewed.com. Website in the section covering home oven reviews. The headline read “The Smart Home Dominates the Internet of Things.” The story, based on a recent report published by Appinions, a market research firm, stated that while home automation “is used interchangeably” with the Internet of Things, the fact is that the IoT is far bigger than that. “It promises to unify a vast array of industrial and commercial devices and activities, not just your phone and dishwasher.” To be sure, home automation is leading the way right now, what with Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies jumping on the bandwagon. What is missing in the piece is the real challenge (and opportunity) of the IoT: monetization. The next set of leaders to em... (more)

The Case for Market Based Patent Reform

Government News In the wake of the financial crisis and its attendant repercussions across the global economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to address the issue of patent reform. Much debated and long anticipated, patent reform legislation is back under consideration with the bill possibly coming up for vote, prior to the end of 2009. Under the stewardship of a set of legislators well sensitized to the salient issues and with the thoughtful counsel of David Kappos, President Obama’s business savvy head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the stars are aligning to usher in legislation that promises to offer significant advances in an arena that has been overdue for reform. During the debate that will shortly resume, critical patent system issues will be addressed. In addition to the legislative reform, the judiciary has been seeking to address the t... (more)

Salesforce.com Unveils Salesforce Chatter

New Media on Ulitzer Salesforce.com unveiled Salesforce Chatter, a new secure enterprise collaboration application and social development platform. Salesforce Chatter will revolutionize the workplace by leveraging the social networking models made popular by the consumer Web, allowing any company to collaborate in real time with a secure, private social network for their business. Content, applications and people will now have profiles, feeds and groups, enabling them to be deeply connected. In addition, developers will now be able to use the Salesforce Chatter platform to build social enterprise applications, and all 135,000 native Force.com applications will instantly become social. Salesforce.com is the only company uniquely positioned to deliver a social, enterprise-scale application and platform like Chatter because of its world-class security, trusted sharing... (more)

Energy Trading And Risk Management Cloud Vendor Aspect Enterprise Solutions Strengthens African Market Position

Aspect To Unveil Cloud24x7 Initiative At African Refiner's Association Week In Marrakech Aspect Enterprise Solutions, provider of multi-commodity trading and risk management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications delivered in the Cloud, has strengthened its dominant position in the African market by signing yet more new and repeat business. Aspect will highlight these wins, and reveal an important new Cloud technology initiative, Cloud24x7, which addresses challenges around availability, security and integration, at the upcoming African Refiners' Association (ARA) Week, in Marrakech, March 19th to 23rd. Aspect is a long-time sponsor of ARA Week - the region's key annual gathering of oil industry professionals. Users of Aspect's market data and analytics portal, AspectDSC and AspectCTRM now total in the hundreds across Angola, Republic Of Benin, Congo, Cameroon, ... (more)

Boeing's Encrypted Mobile Phone, Intel's Studybook

The Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. According to Analysis Mason, three trends for small and medium enterprises over the coming year are:  More mobile cloud applications, including mobile device management; M2M fleet management solutions; and increased reliance on indirect sales channels. Read Original Content ABI Research predicts that shipments of cellular M2M modules produced in China will reach 13.6 million units by 2016, making up almost 40 percent of modules shipped in Asia. Read Original Content Since 1995, Syclo has enabled hundreds of companies in 37 countries and industries supercharge their businesses with mobility.  This newsletter is sponsored in pa... (more)

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 19, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information. 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 Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Failure to boost cyber security could cost the world economy a staggering $3 trillion as new regulations and approaches to deal with destructive attacks would stifle innovation, says a report by the World Economic Forum. Read ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of May 25, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Panasonic Corporation and Jewish Home Lifecare have launched a pilot program, "Pathways to Health".  It uses Panasonic's home gateway solution to transform ordinary televisions into interactive remote healthcare management portals to monitor, query and communicate with patients.  Read Original Content The new OM Biometric Smartwear shirt is a type of wearable technology that ... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 3, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Uruguay-based technology company IDMeters is releasing an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution for use by water, gas, electricity and petroleum companies. The system is designed to identify meters and pipes (in the latter case, both below and above ground), as well as help utility personnel conduct maintenance services via a handheld reader. Read Original Content French t... (more)

Research and Markets: The Global Retail Industry IT Spending Market to Grow At A CAGR Of 4.88 Percent Over the Period 2012-2016

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c83z6f/global_retail) has announced the addition of the "Global Retail Industry IT Spending Market 2012-2016" report to their offering. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing need to adopt customer-centric technology. The Global Retail Industry IT Spending market has also been witnessing an increased adoption of cloud services. However, data security concerns could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. The key vendors dominating this market space include Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., and IBM Corp. The other vendors mentioned in the report are Amazon.Com Inc., Arcplan Inc., Bitam Software, Commerce Solutions, Chain Drive, Comcash, Cybex Systems Inc., eBay Inc., ECR Software Corp., Epicor, Fujitsu Ltd., Genisis Software Systems, Informat... (more)