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Mobile operators could be set to reach ‘End of Profit’ in a little over two years, as the costs of building and running their networks exceed the revenues that they are generating, according to a recent forecast.

http://www.telecoms.com/24392/tellabs-death-clock-predicts-end-of-profit-for-mnos/

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Worldwide mobile data traffic is due to increase 26-fold to 75 exabytes annually, says networking giant Cisco.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mobile_data_explosion_75_exabytes_by_2015.php

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Morgan Stanley recently surveyed 50 enterprise CIOs about current and future tablet deployments and came back with some pretty astonishing findings:  21 percent of them are already purchasing tablets for employees and 51 percent expect to begin doing so in the coming year.

http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110215/tk-4/

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Enterprise mobility is the biggest single trend across tech industry investment and innovation, even outpacing the cloud-computing trend, states a recent Forrester report.

http://news.techworld.com/mobile-wireless/3259513/enterprise-mobility-keeping-apps-and-phones-under-control/

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Apple’s iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, are increasingly being bought for use in companies.  They now account for 65 percent of all devices activated for enterprise use after discounting activations of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry enterprise phones, according to a report by Good Technology.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/26/good-tech-enterprise-report/?source=facebook

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SAP has announced its induction to the Wholesale Application Community, a global alliance of major organizations in the telecommunications industry that is committed to creating a unified and open platform for the market of mobile applications.  SAP provides one of the core solutions for WAC powering all developer settlement activities.

http://www.sap.com/about/newsroom/press.epx?pressid=14765

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SAP has announced that it has added a new feature pack to its Business that adds support for Apple’s iPad and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry. This update allows for more customization, support for mobile devices and integration into on-premises installations.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/sap-updates-business-bydesign-adds-ipad-blackberry-support/44521

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More than four billion people around the world now use cell phones, and for 450 million of those people the Web is a fully mobile experience.  The ways information technologies are deployed are also changing, as new developments such as virtualization and cloud computing reallocate technology costs and usage patterns.

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Business_Technology/BT_Strategy/Clouds_big_data_and_smart_assets_Ten_tech-enabled_business_trends_to_watch_2647?gp=1

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Packaged mobile apps will soon replace custom built ones as the predominant deployment model inside the enterprise.  This will not only slash the cost and time needed for organizations to roll out mobile apps, but will also kick start a new phase of rapid growth for enterprise mobility.

http://sapinsider.wispubs.com/Article/The-insideEdge/5579

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In the fourth quarter of 2010, smartphones accounted for 22.2 percent of the quarter’s 452 million sales in mobile devices.  Worldwide mobile device sales to end-users totaled 1.6 billion units in 2010, a 31.8 percent increase from 2009.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/09/gartner-android-os-sales-trumps-ios-and-rim-grew-888-percent-in-2010/

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Google announced on its blog that so called two-factor authentication via cell phone is now available for all users logging into Google apps like Gmail and Google Docs, not just the business accounts that gained the feature last September.

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/02/10/google-adds-cellphone-based-security-for-everyone/

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After the desktop stalwarts of Windows 7 and Mac OS, the world's third most popular platform for web browsing turns out to be Apple's iOS.  The software that makes iPhones, iPod touches and iPads tick has been identified by Net Applications as responsible for over two percent of the global traffic data analyzed in the web statistician's latest report.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/ios-now-accounts-for-2-of-global-web-browsing-traffic-chrome-r/

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Think mobile data demand is big today, with 94 million smartphones shipped this year and five billion mobile subscribers?  Well, Cisco says it’s going to get a lot bigger by 2015, with worldwide mobile data traffic set to increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015, reaching 6.3 exabytes per month.

http://gigaom.com/2011/01/31/the-mobile-tsunami-is-near-blame-netflix-and-apple/

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Demand for global mobile data bandwidth soared 73 percent in the back half of 2010, fueling a near 200 percent rise in usage over the course of the year, research by Allot Communications shows.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/mobile-data-consumption-soars-200-2010?section=NEWS

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According to Gartner's latest mobile sales numbers, the rise of Android hasn't been quite as meteoric as you might think -- even with 888.8 percent growth in 2010.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/10/gartner-and-idc-dispute-androids-dominance-over-symbian-in-q4-2/

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