Sunday, April 01, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 1, 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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Cognizant is enhancing operations in the Asia Pacific region and has opened a new development center in Singapore. Read Original Content

PayPal is hoping to move into China and has applied to Chinese authorities for a domestic payment license.  If the license is approved, PayPal may also expand its PayPal Here mobile card payments service into China. Read Original Content

Demand for the Internet in China is high, with 505 million Internet users at the end of November 2011 and 58 percent of those users access the internet via cell phone. Read Original Content

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The chairman of China Mobile, Wang Jianzhou, has resigned and reports indicate former vice minister of Industry and Information Technology Xi Guohua is replacing him. Read Original Content

Consulting firm Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd. has released a new report, Enterprise Mobility Market in India 2011. Read Original Content

According to a new report by Research and Markets, the unified communications market in India is being boosted by the ongoing proliferation of high speed Internet services such as 3G and broadband. Further, the demand to incorporate mobility amongst corporations is also raising the demand for UC based technology so as to facilitate seamless flow of information and data. Read Original Content

Baidu Wangpan, Baidu’s new cloud storage service, is now available in beta in China.  The service allows free 15 GB of storage, and is available for PC and Android devices with plans for iOS and Mac to follow. Read Original Content

Mobile payment platform Swiff has been launched in Singapore and Malaysia, and will soon be available in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Read Original Content

Chinese firm Huawei is moving into the mainstream with the goal of becoming the fourth largest manufacturer of smartphones by the end of 2012, behind Apple, Samsung and Nokia. Read Original Content

China’s lengthy review process is still holding up Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility.  Approval is likely but the four-phased review process of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce will continue to keep the acquisition on hold for now. Read Original Content

BlinkMobile Interactive, a mobile enterprise application platform provider, has entered into a partnership with Tech Inject to expand the company’s representation across the Asia Pacific region. Read Original Content

Organizations in India are utilizing social technologies for business applications such as customer service and feedback response, campaign management, vendor development, enterprise mobility, real-time information sharing, and others. Read Original Content

Rocket Internet is finding success in Asia by “cloning” U.S. Internet companies.  The Singapore based company is focusing on Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Read Original Content

Apple chief executive Tim Cook was in China last week, in talks with government, where development of the company's biggest potential market is clouded by issues ranging from a contested iPad trademark to treatment of local labor. Read Original Content

Profit by Outsourcing, a web development company in India, has announced Mobile Application Development India to enable enterprise mobility for customers and their end users. Read Original Content

SAP Australia is embracing BYOD with approximately 10 percent of its 700 member workforce using their personal mobile devices at work. Read Original Content

Sybase Australia will partner with Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand to provide enterprise mobility services in the region. Read Original Content

The WiFi-only version of the new iPad may soon go on sale in China, according to a report claiming that the request for the mandatory license has been approved. Read Original Content

Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.