Sunday, March 17, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 17, 2013

Welcome to 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 China’s Xinhua News Agency, the mobile Internet services offered to foreigners in North Korea will be expensive.  The USB modem and SIM card to access the Internet will cost $100 and $200 respectively.  Data charges will start at $200 for 2 GB.  Read Original Content

Hitachi Data Systems and Trend Micro have formed a partnership to protect Hong Kong customers’ data in the cloud and provide a secured infrastructure.  Read Original Content

The State of Uttar Pradesh in India is planning a 3D geospatial database that will improve the planning and monitoring capabilities of government agencies and rely less on cumbersome and labor intensive processes.  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.

Social business platform Jive has opened four new offices in the Asia Pacific region, in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Read Original Content

NEC Asia Pacific is establishing a "Regional Retail Business Support Center" in May 2013 to help formulate regional strategy and support sales, technological issues and human resource development.  Read Original Content
Several Chinese companies have released customized Android read-only memories for smartphones as a way to stand out from their competitors.  According to an analyst at IDC Asia Pacific, the customized Android ROMs allow the phone makers to customize preloaded value-added services and add functionalities that better fit the needs of Chinese users.  Read Original Content

India has approximately 800 million mobile connections and is growing at 25 percent year-on-year.  Experts estimate that e-commerce companies in India raised over $500 million in 2012.  Read Original Content

Ericsson predicts mobile data traffic in Malaysia will double this year in line with global trends.  It is also forecast that LTE population coverage in the Asia Pacific region will increase to 60 percent by 2017.  Read Original Content

A Ph.D. thesis from a student at the University of Copenhagen presents several case studies on the use of the mobile phone for political participation in Chinese society and points to an individual's network of social relations and obligations as central to understanding the success of alternative mobile communication in China.  Read Original Content

Calvin Lim, Director of AGIT Monitise Indonesia, discusses the potential benefits of mobile commerce in rural areas of Indonesia where over 90 percent of the population own a mobile phone in this video clip from the Financial Times featured in Mobile FI. The clip also features cases of how m-commerce affects local merchants.  Read Original Content

Recent studies from Microsoft and IDC reveal the cost of dealing with the impact of malware-induced cyber attacks for enterprises in the Asia Pacific region will reach $39 billion in 2013.  There is a 69 percent average malware infection rate in Southeast Asia in branded PCs using pirated software.  Read Original Content

According to a survey from IDC, 75 percent of Australian enterprises said mobility technologies would be part of their managed services engagements in the next 18 months.  Mobile integration with email, unified messaging, corporate applications, location-based services, sales force automation, and billing and payment functionality are some of the key areas expected to drive enterprise productivity improvements in Australia.  Read Original Content

Shipments of PCs in Malaysia increased by 22 percent for the fourth quarter of 2012 according to IDC’s Asia Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker.  Read Original Content

China’s Huawei has added a BYOD solution and eLTE broadband trunking products to its line of products and services. The company claims its BYOD mobility solution is built on an all-inclusive network architecture that accommodates cellular, fixed line, and WLAN networks, giving employees’ personal devices secure access to enterprise networks.  The LTE-based broadband trunking solution is designed for disaster response and enterprise continuity.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.