Sunday, May 19, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 19, 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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Indian mobile point-of-sale device maker Ezetap Mobile Solutions has obtained global certification for the latest version of its point-of-sale device from Europay, Mastercard and Visa.  This development is expected to encourage an increasing number of Indian consumers to pay for purchases at home using cards.  Read Original Content

A survey commissioned by mobile phone company Amaysim reveals one fourth of Australian adults now spend more than eight hours a day connected to technology.  Read Original Content

Mobile payment services are on the rise in Hong Kong.  Hang Seng Bank, a division of HSBC, will launch its NFC service in the third quarter of 2013, and the Bank of China – Hong Kong will also offer the service this year.  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.

China Mobile has been aggressively building up its 4G trial network, which could give it an edge of up to half a year over both Unicom and China Telecom in the 4G space.  Read Original Content

With promising mobile commerce opportunities in China, Amazon announced it has opened its Appstore in the country.  Read Original Content
A recent report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers emphasized the important role of mobile devices in China’s e-commerce, finding one third of Chinese online shoppers used devices such as smartphones and tablets to make purchases.  Read Original Content

MobileTECH Summit 2013 is a new event designed to showcase current and upcoming mobile innovations best suited to New Zealand’s principal food and fibre sectors.  The objective of the summit is to provide new tools, ideas, case studies and contacts for mobile communications to grow future productivity and profits.  Read Original Content

Japanese computing firm Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific launched a Windows 8 Lifebook CH702 in Malaysia.  The all-in-one device is a limited edition designed for women.  Read Original Content

According to the Korea Times, South Korea’s LG has been selected by Google to build the next Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5.  Read Original Content

The 4th Annual Summit on Mobile Payments & Banking Greater Mekong/Emerging Markets will be held in Cambodia on June 12-13.  Key industry stakeholders from financial institutions, mobile operators and solution providers will discuss the latest developments in mobile payments.  Read Original Content

Lenovo Malaysia has introduced its convertible laptop for business professionals.  The ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet.  Read Original Content

In an effort to encourage remote work and meet the needs of mobile employees, Singapore is planning to introduce community spaces with professional office facilities.  Read Original Content

SingTel has launched the first 4G mobile broadband service in Singapore to offer speeds up to 150 Mbps.  Mobile Broadband 150 enables customers to enjoy the fast speeds at outdoor locations nationwide, as well as some popular indoor locations.  Read Original Content

Mobility does not come entirely without risks, making firms more vulnerable to data loss or digital payment fraud. However, 55 percent of Indonesian innovators believe embracing mobility is worth the risks.  Read Original Content

According to a recent ABI Research report, the Asia Pacific region is third in the top markets for enterprise mobile content management applications, following North America and Western Europe.  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.