Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 24, 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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The New Zealand Police and Intergraph have partnered to equip field officers with smartphones and tablets featuring apps to help them access critical information required for more informed decision-making.  Read Original Content

Lux Research predicts China’s RFID card market will nearly double in value and more than double in units in 2017.  The RFID card/tag market was 894 million units with revenue of $454 million in 2012.  Read Original Content

According to Enterprise Mobility: Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise, the recent report from Nasscom and Deloitte, the Asia Pacific region will be the fastest growing enterprise mobility market by geography, growing at a CAGR of 21 percent.  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.

AT Kearney’s The Mobile Economy 2013 report reveals the Asia Pacific region will add 1.4 billion new mobile connections between now and 2017 and will remain at just under 50 percent of both global connections and subscribers.  Read Original Content

Cloud computing and IT solutions firm EMC will launch a Big Data Analytics Lab in Singapore by June of this year.  Read Original Content
Approximately two-thirds of smartphone owners in metropolitan China are in the 18-44 year old age range, and 91 percent of metropolitan online adults in China are “super-connected”, according to a new report from Forrester Research.  The majority of these online adults accesses the mobile Internet at least once a week or engages in multiple advanced activities monthly or more often.  Read Original Content

SAP has opened a new Co-Innovation Lab in Singapore, the fourth SAP Co-Innovation Lab in the Asia Pacific region.  The facility will focus on technology trends including cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics and in-memory computing.  Read Original Content

The head of the telecommunications section of the Indonesian chamber of commerce forecasts the number of 2G data subscribers in the country will fall to five percent by 2015, and 3G subscribers are estimated to reach 45 percent during that time.  4G LTE is not expected to roll out commercially until 2014.  Read Original Content

Purchases made via mobile devices on China’s two top online stores, Tmall and Taobao, increased 600 percent last year.  Read Original Content

With just 13 percent of its users on 3G, China Mobile announced it plans to spend $6.7 billion developing 4G technology this year.  Read Original Content

Citing increased adoption of its mobility platforms and their partners' desire to have real-time analytics capabilities on devices as contributing factors, SAP announced its Original Equipment Manufacturer business in Asia Pacific and Japan grew 86 percent annually in 2012.  Read Original Content

As illustrated in a new infographic, Alibaba predicts mobile commerce in China will reach $27.1 billion in 2014 and $41.4 billion in 2015.  Read Original Content

Research from VMWare shows 81 percent of respondents in the Philippines own two or more personal devices, and 85 percent bring these to work.  By bringing their personal devices to work, 80 percent agree they become more efficient working out of the office.  Read Original Content

According to a newly released report from IDC, the enterprise mobility market in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) will reach $6.9 billion in 2013, and is expected to grow at the rate of 29 percent per year.  Read Original Content

To smooth the Taipei city streets for vehicles, the Taiwanese government is replacing metal manhole covers with cement slabs buried beneath the surface.  The cement versions are embedded with an RFID tag so field workers using handheld readers can locate them.  Read Original Content

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