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Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 23, 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.

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SAP AG has readied a new mobile-first program, the SAP Mobility Design Center. It is purpose-built to help customers tackle mobility in the workplace by designing applications that are custom-tailored to the need of mobile workers.  Read Original Content

ABI Research indicates the global market for mobile application security will be worth $398 million by the end of 2012. This includes revenues for paid apps, partnerships with manufacturers and operators, white label deals, and dataset sales.  Read Original Content

The BYOD trend is prompting the merger of two previously distinct markets – mobile device management and mobile application management software – into one $444.6 million mobile enterprise management software market.  Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Lenovo Group, set to overtake Hewlett Packard as the biggest PC maker this year, now has its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets, as it takes on Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in China.  Read Original Content

Shares of Blackberry maker RIM closed up +0.30 or +4.68 percent to $6.60 per share on Tuesday, after the company announced RIM had added two million new subscribers and introduced its new BB10 operating system to be released in early 2013.  Read Original Content


Between Q1 2011 and Q2 2012 ABI Research found that unique malware variants grew by 2,180 percent reaching 17,439.  Read Original Content

Google has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple dropped the application in favor of a homegrown but controversial alternative, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.  Read Original Content

Research In Motion plans to release its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone lineup on six continents in the first quarter, seeking to capitalize on the company’s lingering strength in overseas markets.  Read Original Content

Driven by the strong growth from emerging markets, smartphone shipments are expected to hit 1.7 billion in 2017, predicts a recent report by Ovum Ltd..  Read Original Content

Mobile Enterprise Management software market is expected to reach of $1.8 billion by 2016, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 31.8 percent during the period, according to a report by IDC.  Read Original Content

A recent study found nearly half of online consumers in the United States have downloaded an application for their mobile device, and most prefer using apps to their phone’s Internet browser.  Read Original Content

According to PC Mag, Apple’s new iPhone 5 is “the fastest smartphone” the publication has ever tested. In a series of performance-based evaluations — browser, general purpose and graphics — the device overshadowed every iPhone and Android phone before it.  Read Original Content

In the U.S., the iPhone 5 is being offered by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint Nextel. All three networks have been building out their LTE networks, otherwise known as 4G, as the next standard for mobile devices that allows ultra-fast data downloads, that can include high-definition video.  Read Original Content

New numbers from research firm IHS iSuppli on Wednesday revealed Apple’s App Store revenue in 2012 is estimated to increase nearly 70 percent. The company is on pace to make $4.9 billion from its App Store this year, an increase from $2.9 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

New market intelligence from ABI Research projects the MEMS sensor market in mobile devices will be valued at $1.2 billion by the end of 2012 and reach $2.8 billion in 2017.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.