Sunday, September 08, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 8, 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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Analyst firm IDC released projections showing larger smartphones (those with screen from 5 to 7 inches) are beating the tablet and portable PC markets in Asian/Pacific territories, excluding Japan). Its numbers show phablet shipments have increased 620 percent since the second quarter of 2012, and have risen 100 percent over the previous quarter. Read Original Content

Winjit Technologies, one of India's premier mobile apps development companies has been honored with the prestigious Red Herring 2013 Top 100 Asia award for mobility recently concluded in Hong Kong. Read Original Content

Teardown Analysis Service at IHS, a leading global source of critical information and insight, reveals the U.S. made Moto X  smartphone has a cost comparable to Asian-assembled smartphones.  Conventional wisdom says it’s cheaper to produce things in Asia than in North America, but the Moto X—Motorola may have overturned this truism, building a smartphone assembled in the United States but with a combined bill of materials and manufacturing cost in the same range as market-leading products made in Asia. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

According to a new study conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, Malaysia's smartphone penetration has increased 300 percent since 2011 - when just one in 10 Malaysians owned a smartphone - as more than one out of three now own a smartphone. The study also shows an increased engagement with mobility with 57 percent using their smartphones on a daily basis, which is higher than both the US and the UK. Read Original Content

Global Personal Media technology company, Tigerspike, has ambitions to drive mobile and tablet solutions into the organization’s core strategic plans, with the recent announcement of key executive hires and a fierce move into Northeast Asia. Read Original Content
India is set to be the second largest smartphone market after the People's Republic of China by 2017, said IDC. According to IDC's APEJ Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, a total of 9.3 million smartphones were shipped in the second quarter of 2013, almost tripling the amount shipped in the same period last year. Read Original Content

Digital media firm Affle Group has launched a USD $3.3 million (Rs 20 crore) fund, M2X, in partnership with Mobile Marketing Association to invest in innovative technologies in emerging mobile markets like India. Read Original Content

Malaysia’s communications regulator is jointly hosting a 24-hour “hackathon” with AT&T beginning September 7, its first effort with a foreign partner to encourage the development of mobile apps. Teams participating in the Kuala Lumpur event will have access to AT&T’s tools and Application Programming Interface to build their apps. Read Original Content

PropertyGuru, one of Asia’s largest online property portals, has hit more than one million downloads for its mobile apps in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, which are the company’s core markets. Catering to property agents and seekers, users can search for homes on sale, condos for rent, real estate listings, and commercial properties. Read Original Content

The Philippines has the highest download for games and apps in Southeast Asia, according to Vserv.mobi and the Mobile Marketing Association. The average number of Southeast Asians who downloaded games and apps was 67 percent, according to the groups’ report, The Mobile Internet Consumer -- Philippines 2013. Read Original Content

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