Sunday, July 01, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of July 1, 2012

Welcome to the 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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Panasonic’s Android-based Toughpad will be available in Asia starting September of 2012.  The tablet is aimed at organizations requiring rugged devices and will cost around $1,599.  Read Original Content

GSMA predicts the business impact from the growth of connected devices – smartphones, tablets, consumer electronics and M2M connectivity – in China will increase six times, from $116 billion in 2012 to $707 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, investments in enterprise resource management applications are still on the rise, especially in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and the United States.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

SingTel and Japanese software firm Mitsui have invested $5 million in General Mobile, also known as G-Mobi, closing a round of funding to help the emerging market-focused mobile firm focus on new opportunities.  Read Original Content

According to a study by PayPal Online and Mobile Shopping Insights, the Malaysian mobile commerce market has skyrocketed, with a 370 percent increase in 2011 to RM467 million, up from RM101 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

Indonesia’s mobile operator XL Axiata is turning over its network management and maintenance to Huawei Technologies, and will focus on developing innovative technologies such as cloud computing.  Read Original Content

Singapore has 150.4 mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, above the average for developed countries of 117.8 per 100 inhabitants.  Read Original Content

Mobile solutions provider Comviva has received the Asia Communications Award 2012 for its mobiquity® mTicketing services to Bangladesh Railways.  Read Original Content

Trunkbow International and Shanghai Telecommunication Engineering have formed a partnership for the construction, management and operation of a cloud data center in Shanghai, which will enable Trunkbow to extend its mobile payment and mobile value added solutions services to the cloud.  Read Original Content

China Mobile and China UnionPay are partnering to explore the use of mobile devices for additional payment services, including integrating a user's banking details with a SIM card for long-distance mobile payments, such as credit card bills, utilities bills and online shopping.  Read Original Content

A mobile applications conference, mApps 2012, will be held in Mumbai, India on August 22 and 23, 2012.  The conference will consist of a Strategic Enterprise Mobility Day and a Developer’s Day.  Read Original Content

India’s Bharti Airtel will invest $25 million in Malawi for development of a 3G network and to introduce the mobile commerce service Airtel Money.  Read Original Content

Multiply, the largest online marketplace in Indonesia, has launched the Virtual Queue to enable online shoppers to queue products via their computer and mobile devices, wherever they may be.  Read Original Content

China Airlines has introduced a free mobile app, CI Mobile App, which allows iOS users to obtain real-time information including flight timetables, flight departures and arrivals, frequent flyer member services and information about promotions.  Read Original Content

Due to the rapid growth of mobile in China for Zynga, the social games developer will be hiring additional engineers.  The company currently employs over 100 workers in Beijing. Read Original Content

With more Indian businesses beginning to deploy enterprise mobility solutions, it’s time to take mobile security seriously.  Read Original Content

Indonesia’s Bhinneka has launched a new Android app for mobile shopping, the Commerce App.  Read Original Content

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released figures for January to May 2012, revealing the number of 3G subscribers rose to 38.25 million, and the country has added 54.47 million mobile phone users to the existing base during the first five months of the year.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.