Sunday, August 05, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of August 5, 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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The Western Australia Police are utilizing a mobile communications service, which allows officers to access information in real-time while supporting field operations.  Mobile communications enable over 26,000 inquiries to be recorded each day with over 360 devices.  Read Original Content

India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies has developed the NASSCOM Enterprise Mobility initiative to create awareness and understanding of emerging technologies, facilitate knowledge sharing, create a community of technocrats and highlight local products.  Read Original Content

Touted as Asia’s Leading Mobile Event, Enterprise Mobility World Asia 2013 will be held April 24-25, 2013 in Singapore.  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.

Name-dialing mobile technology service CallMyName is expanding into countries in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content


Indonesia has launched the Ina-GeoPortal interactive map, part of the country’s National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  The Ina-GeoPortal will provide government agencies and the general public real time access to spatial information on areas that are prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.  Read Original Content

Mobile online shop creator zubibu is expanding into global markets by adding support for 25 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.  Read Original Content

India’s IDC analysts spoke recently about the importance of enterprise mobility and the benefits mobility can provide to organizations.  The Research Director for IDC India stated “The debate is no longer around whether to enable a mobile workforce. It's more about deciding which devices to support, who gets access to what, and how to develop the infrastructure that is needed to support these devices.”  Read Original Content

According to SAP, enterprise mobility is one of the largest growing markets in India.  The COO of SAP India noted there are nearly a billion cell phones in India today, and there are currently around 50 million mobile Internet users in the country.  Read Original Content

A recent research report from IDC revealed that India’s small to medium enterprise segment contributed 38 percent of enterprise IT spending in 2011, and that percentage is predicted to grow to 43 percent by 2015.  Read Original Content

There are more than 1 billion mobile subscribers in China, and according to MobiThinking, over 400 million of those users are mobile Internet users and over 150 million are connecting on 3G networks.  Read Original Content

With mobile security a growing concern in China, e-commerce site Taobao has updated its security programs for web browsers, desktops and mobile devices.  A recent survey by Chinese mobile security provider NQ Mobile found 10,000 malware-infested apps in June 2012, up from 2,000 in April. Read Original Content

China Unicom and mobile search provider mInfo are collaborating to provide an automated information search service.  Read Original Content

According to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011–2015 Forecast, the mobile worker population in the Asia Pacific region (not including Japan) will grow from 601.7 million in 2010 to 838.7 million in 2015.  Read Original Content

According to Ernie Diaz of Web Presence In China, Chinese smartphone users check their devices on average every 6 minutes, and use them on average for 5 hours per day.  In his article “China: Adapting to Mobile Anew”, he provides more details about the Chinese mobile market and provides advice for digital marketers.  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.