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Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 4, 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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Mobile application revenues will increase from less than $1 billion in 2009 to more than $35 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast issued by research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

In a recent report Morgan Stanley forecast worldwide smartphone shipments will reach 226.3 million units in the fourth quarter, a rise of 26 percent from the third quarter.   Read Original Content

Gartner predicts that with tablet shipments to businesses tripling by 2016, Microsoft is set to own 39 percent of the market.  Read Original Content

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More than half of U.S. mobile device users now own a smartphone, according to the latest comScore MobiLens data.  Read Original Content

The biggest piece of the mobile operating system market-share pie belongs to Google's Android, which was running on 75 percent of smartphones in the third quarter, says IDC. Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent.  Read Original Content

A recent Ernst & Young survey shows nearly half of global companies interviewed on the issue of global mobility assignments intend to increase the number of staff sent to growth markets, such as Africa and China, over the next year.  Read Original Content


IT spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region will grow 1.4 percent during 2013 to reach $1.154tn, according to a report by Gartner. Analysts believe the increase in investment will mainly be driven by investment in mobile devices and software.  Read Original Content

Verizon announced on Monday it is discontinuing its Verizon Apps program on Android and BlackBerry smartphones. By March 2013 Verizon will shut down its app store on Android devices and uninstall any apps already on users devices.  Read Original Content

Juniper Networks analyzed over 1.7 million apps on the Google Play market from March 2011 to September 2012. Juniper found most app users are being tracked and put at risk for exposure.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, developers released more than 300,000 mobile apps to the market by 2010. Those 300,000-plus apps were downloaded approximately 10.9 billion times. IDC predicts global app downloads to reach nearly 77 billion by 2014.  Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, people with iPads download five times as many apps as all Android tablets combined, another stark reminder of how much Apple dominates the tablet market.  Read Original Content

Google's Android and Apple's iPhone devices dominate the smartphone market. However, Microsoft recently unveiled its Windows 8 products and Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said he expects sales of Windows Phone to grow fast.  Read Original Content

During the third quarter, Apple came the closest it ever has to losing the majority share of the tablet market, with its percentage slipping to 50.4 percent, from 60 percent a year ago, IDC said.  Read Original Content

Despite Google tightening Android’s security screw by introducing an additional layer of security to the Play Store earlier this year, Android’s malware problem has surged in the third quarter, according to security firm F-Secure’s latest mobile threat report.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it has sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II smartphones in a little over a month after its launch, as the company vies to keep its lead over rivals during the crucial holiday quarter.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.