Sunday, March 18, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 18, 2012

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

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A recent global IT survey by the Ponemon Institute and Websense revealed that 61 percent of Australian IT professionals felt the use of mobile devices in the workplace is an important part of achieving business objectives. Read Original Content

BlackBerry leads as the most popular enterprise platform in India, according to a recent survey of CIOs.  Sixty-one percent of those responding preferred the BlackBerry as an enterprise mobility solution, with Android far behind with 18 percent. Read Original Content

CTI Group and Australia’s KNet Technology have announced a partnership and a move into the Asia Pacific region. Read Original Content

A study from research firm TechNavio shows that mobile may be the solution for voice over Internet protocol technology for businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  The research predicts that the market will reach $5.3 billion in two years. Read Original Content


TriQuint Semiconductor has opened a headquarters facility in Singapore. "With Asia's appetite for new technologies, particularly in mobile devices, and government support of the latest communications infrastructure, we believe Asia will continue to offer great opportunities for business growth.” Read Original Content

Bharti Airtel is expanding its mobile wallet service across India with the launch of the service in Maharashtra and Goa circle.  The service is now available in 700 cities and towns in India. Read Original Content

A report from Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd. on the software market in China for 2012 predicts that the market will grow 20 percent from 2010 to 2015. Read Original Content

Another report from Netscribes on the Unified Communications market in India for 2012 reveals that the market is growing at a rate of 23.5 percent. Read Original Content

Technology firm GoDB is partnering with Intel to launch “Project Darpan”, a free GUI with the goal of simplifying the computing experience. Read Original Content

Nokia will exit the Nokia Money service in India, and partners YES Bank and Union Bank will take over the service. Read Original Content

The iPhone 4s has officially launched in China by China Telecom, with 200,000 of the devices already pre-ordered. Read Original Content

Chinese Internet firm Tencent is expanding into Indonesia.  The company plans to introduce mobile app Qute to the Indonesian market. Read Original Content

The 5th Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA 2012 will take place in Singapore March 20-22, 2012.  Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

The trial of Google and Facebook in India began Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  The companies are charged with not censoring objectionable content from their sites. Read Original Content

Intra-Asia container line MCC Transport has launched a new mobile website and smartphone app for customers to track shipments. Read Original Content


KPMG India has launched a mobile app that will provide users with real time updates on new regulatory and legislative developments from the Union Budget 2012.  The Union Budget App is available for iPhones, iPads, Android and BlackBerry devices. Read Original Content

Mobile operator Vodafone and Smart Communications have partnered to provide global enterprises operating in the Philippines with a range of services through a single contract. Read Original Content

Samsung outsells Apple in China’s smartphone market, with a 24.3 percent share compared to Apple’s 7.5 percent share. Read Original Content

Teleplan International has unveiled an after-market service solution for smartphones and mobile devices in the Asia Pacific region. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.