On a pleasant spring day in Tel Aviv I was indeed surprised to have a moto with 2 young men aboard drive up behind me, grab my earphone/mic cable (attached to an iPhone 4) and disappear down the street at speed with their snatched treasures.  This iPhone’s theft, however, has started a process of reflection... (read more)

The following Mobile Enterprise Errors (Unintended) come from the advertising and retail sectors, courtesy of Velti. They are remarkable more for the lack of follow-through and proofing of mobility apps than anything else.  They demonstrate that even the most savvy of marketing organizations can ‘get it wrong’ when it comes to mobile, with a negative... (read more)

This delightfully simple Mobile Enterprise Error (Unintended) comes from the energy industry, courtesy of Husam Kinawi of Wedge Networks (of Calgary, Canada).  It is a downright simple example of what does occur when people do not understand what they are asking for when they demand mobility and simultaneously do not listen to professionals who do.... (read more)

Mobile World Congress (or MWC for the initiated) is the premier annual gathering of those who have an interest in mobile communications.  Organized by the GSM Association (GSMA), the 2012 event was a monster (>50,000people spread across the sprawling if visually stunning arena that is the Fira de Barcelona). Ironically, and frustratingly, the one thing... (read more)

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the largest gathering of those who have an interest in mobile communications.  Organized by the GSM Association (GSMA), it is held in Barcelona — and has outgrown itself.  The result at the 2012 event was confusion and a lack of focus for attendees — possibly because MWC is not what... (read more)

Mobile World Congress (MWC) had some 50,000+ attendees with more than 1500 exhibitors.  On behalf of Constellation Research I talked with more than 30 vendors and visited more, which seems tiny.  Below I list those that made an impression (in no particular order) with a brief comment.  If you want to know more, just ask:... (read more)