Michele Pelino

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Multiple Mobile Application Development Approaches Present New Vendor Opportunities

Michele Pelino June 25, 2010
Enterprises are deploying a wide range of horizontal and vertical mobile applications. Results from Forrester’s 2010 Network and Telecom survey of IT decision makers at North America and European firms show that horizontal mobile applications such wireless email, have been implemented or are being implemented by 86% of firms, and calendaring and personal information management […]
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New Mobile Data Plans Are A Win-Win For Customers And For AT&T

Michele Pelino June 6, 2010
On Monday, June 7th, AT&T will introduce two new smartphone data plans, which will replace the current $30/month unlimited data plan offer and will make smartphone data packages affordable to more customers. The DataPlus package does, indeed, lower the entry-level price for smartphone users. The DataPlus package costs $15 per month for 200 megabytes of […]
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SAP Acquires Sybase To Capture Mobile Momentum

Michele Pelino May 15, 2010
Earlier this week SAP acquired Sybase for $5.8 billion. Blogs from my colleagues Stefan Ried and Holger Kisker primarily address the database and business analytics components of the acquisition. However, it is important to recognize how prominently SAP emphasized Sybase’s success as a mobile middleware platform and solution provider as a key driver of the […]
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HP’s Acquisition Of Palm Is Not A Match Made In Heaven

Michele Pelino April 30, 2010
HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion in cash, ending recent speculation over who would purchase the struggling handheld device manufacturer. On the surface, this acquisition appears to bolster HP’s mobility strategy with Palm’s webOS mobile operating system, carrier relationships, experienced mobility personnel, and intellectual property.   However, if you look under the hood, this acquisition […]
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Vendors: Position Your Products To Address The Needs Of Mobile Information Workers

Michele Pelino March 15, 2010
We have all heard a lot about the growing segment of information workers including senior executives, managers, legal professionals, and financial service executives who use their smartphones for work. About 45% of all employees in the US are information workers, and Forrester survey results show that nearly 15% of these workers use smartphones for work. […]
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Vendors: Establish Partnerships and Alliances To Expand M2M Market Opportunities

Michele Pelino March 1, 2010
Machine to machine (M2M) technologies are not new, but recently a wide range of service providers, device manufacturers, application developers, system integrators, and other companies are developing products, establishing business models, and implementing strategies to stake their claim in the M2M market. A quick search of M2M press releases during the past six months resulted […]
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The Mobile App Store Wars Heat Up

Michele Pelino February 23, 2010
During the past couple of years, mobile device manufacturers including Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM have deployed mobile application stores. Applications available in these stores are primarily consumer focused including games, music, news, and entertainment – but many applications are emerging that help business users. Work related application examples include PDF document readers, expense report […]
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Vendors: Prepare For The Rise Of Machine To Machine (M2M) Opportunities

Michele Pelino September 21, 2009
[Posted by Michele Pelino] During the past few months I have seen increased vendor and service provider excitement and focus on machine to machine (M2M) technology. Service providers, device manufacturers, application developers, system integrators, and other companies are creating partner ecosystems, establishing business models, and developing strategies to deploy M2M solutions. These M2M solutions connect […]
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Are you addressing the next big thing in mobility – the Mobile Wannabe segment?

Michele Pelino August 11, 2009
[Posted by Michele Pelino] We are all familiar with the story – mobility is hot and is taking root within firms of all sizes. Why? Mobility solutions improve employee productivity and efficiencies. However, the down economic environment has changed corporate priorities. It is no surprise that our data shows that cost cutting activities for telecom […]
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