Sunday, June 30, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 30, 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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Malaysia-based social network Friendster and South Korea’s Kakao have formed an agreement to promote the Kakao mobile platform in Malaysia.  The partnership will support content developers and intellectual property owners in the mobile content industry.  Read Original Content

AVG Technologies launched a free, cloud-based security and IT management platform in Australia.  AVG CloudCare features services to make it easier and more cost-effective for resellers to manage and protect their small and medium business customers.  Read Original Content

According to a Technopak Advisors study, selling retail goods on the Internet, or e-tailing, is predicted to reach $76 billion by 2021 in India.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Indian startup Livares Technologies launched M-governance Kerala, an android mobile app offering information of the different departments of the state government.  Read Original Content

Japan’s SoftBank Mobile will utilize Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Management technology to commercially launch mobile NFC services in Japan.  Read Original Content
ZDNet’s IT Priorities Australia and New Zealand research study shows business IT initiatives are now focused outside of the organization rather than internally.  The survey revealed 28 percent of respondents indicate optimizing business processes for customers is the number one priority.  Read Original Content

The Indian government has directed all telecom service providers to make location details a mandatory part of call data records of all mobile users in the country beginning mid-year 2014.  Read Original Content

IDC’s Australia IT Services 2012-2017 Forecast and Analysis study reveals the Australian IT services market is predicted to grow to $17.6 billion in 2017, up from $15 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content

Singapore telecom StarHub is rolling out technology for video streaming optimization to scale videos to fit the resolution and screen size of mobile devices.  The technology is expected to be ready for customers by the end of 2013.  Read Original Content

Indian technologies firm Intex launched the Aqua I-5, an Android smartphone with a 12 MP camera.  Read Original Content

Over the next decade, digital information in India will grow twice as fast as the worldwide rate - from 40,000 petabytes of data to 2.3 million petabytes.  According to Ernst & Young, Big data is at a very nascent stage in India but is already touted to have considerable potential.  Read Original Content

As Myanmar transitions to democracy, mobile phones are becoming more affordable.  The country’s government wants to raise mobile penetration to between 75 and 80 percent over the next three years.  Read Original Content

According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau International, travel is the largest segment of business to consumer e-commerce sales, with $6.44 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content

GfK's first quarter sales reveal that laptops, media tablets and smartphones were the preferred screens of consumers of Hong Kong. Over three million of these types of devices were sold in Hong Kong in the first quarter, up by 107,000 units compared to the same period last year.  Read Original Content

Wireless messaging and mobility solutions provider Infinite Convergence Solutions launched its Enterprise Messaging Service in the Asia Pacific market.  Read Original Content

MasterCard is taking advantage of the strong progress mobile commerce is making in Japan, recently announcing it will deploy a total of 410,000 NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminals throughout Japan over the next three years.  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.