Sunday, August 12, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of August 12, 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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According to a research study from Frost & Sullivan, the RFID technology market in the Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing in the world, with the Americas accounting for the majority of RFID revenues.  Read Original Content

The market potential for m-commerce in India is strong and growing, with 757 million unique connections and growing at 8 to 9 million each month.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s infrastructure for mobile payments using NFC technology will be rolled out through NFC-enabled mobile phones in the next several weeks with three types of payment modes.  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.

Search firm Baidu of China is focusing on growth in the mobile and e-commerce areas.  The company’s online advertising customer base reached 350,000 by the end of the second quarter of 2012, up 9.7 percent from the first quarter.  Read Original Content

Forrester Research predicts the number of tablets used for office work in the Asia Pacific region will reach 19 million by the end of 2012, growing to more than 83 million by 2016.  Read Original Content

China’s business-to-business e-commerce transactions generated $466.7 billion in the first half of 2012, with the number of companies using business-to-business platforms exceeding 16.5 million.  Read Original Content

According to the Internet & Mobile Association of India, India has the third largest number of Internet users, following China and the United States.  The country has an online population of 150 million, with 63 million using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.  Read Original Content

In a move to try to curb the number of duplicate or cloned devices, Indian telecom regulator TRAI will ask the Commerce and Industry Ministry to ban imports of mobile phones that carry unique IMEI identification numbers which are not authentic.  Read Original Content

China is the number one market for smartphones and 80 percent of companies in China have mobile sites; however, only 20 percent of multinational companies marketing to China have a mobile application or Web site.  Read Original Content

The Asia Pacific region contributed $120 million to the global mobile health market in 2011. The United States leads the market with a contribution of $660 million.  Read Original Content

To solve the credibility and reliability problem of data collection in India, AbsolutData invested in development of voice location tracking software using GPS that can be installed on a smart device.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Forrester on computing trends in the Asia Pacific region, China ranked mobility the highest and 63 percent of those surveyed view mobility as a top CIO priority. India ranked the lowest with only 26 percent seeing mobility as a top CIO priority.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s strength in India is enterprise mobility and the company is “moving aggressively into that space targeting large, mid-level and small businesses alike", according to RIM India enterprise sales director Sunil Lalvani.  Read Original Content

Nokia is currently in negotiations with Metro Rail of India in an attempt to bring NFC technology to railway ticketing.  Read Original Content

Despite a drop in ad revenue for the second quarter of 2012, Chinese social network site Renren will continue to focus on “mobile opportunities, with increasing effort to experiment different monetization models, including mobile gaming, mobile advertising and mobile commerce”.  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.