Sunday, August 26, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of August 26, 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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China Mobile saw a drop in net income from 34.42 billion yuan in the second quarter of 2011 to 34.40 yuan in the second quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

RFID technology is enabling officials in Shanghai, China, to protect passengers and taxi drivers and to hopefully slow or stop counterfeit taxis in the city.  Read Original content

Research in Motion has released an enterprise mobility solution, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, in Malaysia to “help enterprises meet the rising adoption of personal mobile devices for work use”.  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.

Thailand may finally hold its 3G auction in October of 2012, making it one of the last countries in the Asia Pacific region to do so.  Read Original Content
http://www.zdnet.com/analysts-thai-3g-auction-on-track-for-october-7000002515/

The government of Sri Lanka announced the launch of a cloud facility to “drive innovation and better services for the people”.  Read Original Content

The Indian state of Maharashtra will soon be utilizing RFID technology at border crossings so that trucks, trailers and tankers can avoid long lines for clearance at check-points and also to halt corruption by regional transport officials.  Read Original Content


During the company’s global restructuring, Hewlett-Packard will not reduce its workforce in India, according to CEO Meg Whitman.  Because all business units are in India as well as research and development, the workforce in India will stay largely intact and may increase over time.  Read Original Content

With the recent launch of NFC technology for mobile commerce in Singapore, consumers are concerned with possible security issues with the technology.  Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

China’s Maxthon has launched a new browser for the iPhone, in addition to its already released iPad browser.  Read Original Content

Enterprise Mobility software firm Wavelink Corporation has selected GICOM as its partner in China.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets has announced a new report, “Internet Compendium India 2012”, a collection of statistics on the Indian digital media industry, including Internet penetration, broadband penetration, B2C and B2B e-commerce, and the online and mobile travel industries.  Read Original Content

The police in Thailand have launched a police phone book app for mobile devices to share numbers for police officers with Thai citizens.  Read Original Content

The Western Australia Police are improving their mobile communications by adding access to a network and mobile service that supports bring-your-own device, ruggedized devices and other mobile devices used by officers in the field.  Read Original Content

According to a global poll conducted by Time Magazine, 63 percent of respondents in India say they are able to manage more work due to wireless technology, 48 percent of respondents in China indicate the technology makes it easier for them to be away from the office.  Read Original Content

South Korea will reach 30 million smartphone users according to a local news agency, which reports the country’s telecoms have a current smartphone subscriber base of 29.97 million.  Read Original Content

Kony Solutions has announced the acquisition of Australian SAP-certified mobility solutions provider Sky Technologies.  Read Original Content

According to Frost & Sullivan, 72 percent of New Zealand businesses support BYOD, and more than 21 percent of businesses rate mobility to be either their top priority or a very important priority in 2012.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst and Mobile Strategy Consultant
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Full Disclosure: I am a mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.