Sunday, July 08, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of July 8, 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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Telit Wireless Solutions announced the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Victoria to serve the growing M2M markets in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceanic region which includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.  Read Original Content

China RFID has launched a rugged NFC keychain which can be read with iPhones and Android devices for mobile payment, mobile ticketing and loyalty services.  Read Original Content

The number of mobile Internet users in the Philippines continues to grow, with 35 percent of Internet users accessing the Internet via a mobile device, ranking the Philippines the third highest in Southeast Asia.  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.

Apple has opened its iTunes store in 12 Asian countries:  Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.  Read Original Content

Tesco India has launched worldwide mobile apps for Apple iPads, Windows phone, BlackBerry and Android devices.  Read Original Content

Indian telecom services provider MTS has developed a mobile card payment service, MTS mPOS, which offers acceptance of card-based payments through mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Yeldi Softcom has launched an NFC app called araeTap meant to aid the growth of the mobile commerce industry in India.  Read Original Content

Travelport has launched an app, ViewTrip Mobile, for smartphone users in the Asia Pacific region.  The app will be available initially in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, with other Asia-Pacific countries to follow soon.  Read Original Content

According to a recent survey, migrating IT functions to the cloud has Asia’s financial sector on edge.  Forty-four percent of the Singapore participants indicated they have no further plans to migrate to cloud computing, with security concerns the main reason they are holding back.  Read Original Content

Firstserver, a Yahoo Japan subsidiary, has lost data belonging to 5,698 Japanese businesses after a system failure in June 2012.  Read Original Content

PayPal has developed two new mobile products to keep pace with the fast-growing mobile commerce market in Singapore.  Total spending on mobile commerce in Singapore increased from $43 million to $328 million in the last year.  Read Original Content

It is estimated that every user in India spends nearly 52 minutes each day using mobile apps. The mobile app economy is predicted to grow to $18 billion by 2015, from an estimated $4 billion in 2009.  Read Original Content

Tanla Solutions is planning to launch a social gaming service platform, Games Club, for BlackBerry users in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

The results of a recent survey of 250 Australian enterprises reveal that 40 percent prefer Apple’s iPhone as their staff smartphone model, and the iPad makes up 90 percent of the business tablet market.  Read Original Content

Of the 513 million Internet users in China, 356 million access the Internet via mobile devices, and it is predicted that within the next two to three years, the number of mobile Internet users will exceed those using PCs.  Read Original Content

Fime has announced their expansion into Asia with the opening of an NFC mobile test laboratory in Seoul, South Korea, citing the rapid growth of the NFC mobile market in South Korea as one of the driving factors behind the decision.  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.