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Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 19, 2014

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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VMware will acquire AirWatch, a mobile device management company, in a $1.17 billion cash deal that will give the virtualization software provider a play in mobility. Read Original Content

Oracle has outlined an aggressive Australian channel-centric mobility strategy to take advantage of the increasing shift to BYOD and a “mobile first” marketing approach. This follows a December IDC Whitepaper which predicted almost 75 percent of Australian companies would increase their mobility spend in 2014. Read Original Content

In 2014 the worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow 47 percent with lower average selling prices attracting new users, as consumers continue to buy tablets as an additional device they carry everywhere, according to IT research firm Gartner. Read Original Content

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IDC’s newest report projects China’s enterprise mobility will make terrific gains throughout 2014. IDC expects more mobile applications to be built in the coming years. It is predicted a large-scale industry will be formed in 2017, and the market size of enterprise mobile solution in 2017 will reach $4.67 billion. Read Original Content

Samsung's shares dropped nearly five percent last Thursday, wiping out $8.8 billion of its market value and bringing the company's market cap down to about $182 billion. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the decline was the result of investors' concerns over slowing growth within Samsung's mobile division. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global location-based search and advertising market to grow at a annual rate of 44.75 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing use of location-based application-enabled mobile media. Read Original Content

Increasing use of smartphones and tablets is fueling growth of global outdoor Wi-Fi gear market, which TechNavio estimates will increase at a 15 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018. Read Original Content

Apple's iPhone accounted for nine percent of Russian smartphone sales in units in 2013, reports Vedomosti from a study by the mobile retail chain Euroset. The company's market share totaled five percent in 2012. Read Original Content

Chinese handset maker ZTE aims to garner 10 percent share of the global smartphone market within three years as it expands its portfolio of Grand and Nubia devices, introduces wearable technology products and sets up retail stores across the world. Read Original Content

A new study conducted by the Competitive Intelligence Unit throughout the third trimester of 2013 shows the people of one of the world’s largest countries, Mexico, still love their BlackBerry devices. The CIU concluded BlackBerry’s market share in the Latin American nation is at 26.9 percent going into 2014. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation 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.