Sunday, November 03, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of November 3, 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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Chinese firms are emerging as strong players in the global smartphone market, with Huawei overtaking LG Electronics to claim the number three spot in terms of global sales volume in the third quarter.  Read Original Content

Most of the mobile Internet users in Southeast Asia are those who recently started their career, are educated, and have high spending power. Those are among the findings of a new survey by mobile advertising network Vserv.mobi. Conducted with the Mobile Marketing Association, the study surveyed people in six Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. It found more than 50 percent of mobile Internet users are those age under 24 years old and over 60 percent of mobile Internet users in Southeast Asia are men.  Read Original Content

Unicef China has launched a mobile application that enables its users to locate breastfeeding rooms in public places in different cities.  The mobile application is part of the "10 Square Metres of Love" breastfeeding advocacy campaign launched by Unicef and the National Centre for Women and Children' s Health under the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in June 2013, Xinhua reported.  Read Original Content

IT spending in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to rise 5.5 percent in 2014 to reach $767 billion and hit $933 billion in 2017, according to Gartner research. Much of the budget will be shaped to address the opportunities being created by a digital world, said Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research in a press release.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said quarterly profit rose 1.3 percent as it invested to expand its fledgling mobile business.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has put an advert for the faster 4G mobile network on its website, raising expectations that a long-awaited distribution deal between the world's largest mobile carrier and Apple Inc may be announced as early as next week.  Read Original Content
Fierce competition and a volatile economic scenario is fueling the enterprise software market in India, which is expected to grow by 14.5 percent to $ 3.96 billion this year, research firm Gartner said.  Read Original Content

Telecom service provider Vodafone India has announced 95 percent cut on data and up to 78 percent discount on outgoing local and international calls during international roaming.  The revised voice and data tariffs are available in 53 countries including popular business and tourist destinations such as UK, USA, UAE, Thailand and Singapore.  Read Original Content

Smartphone growth is slowing across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The mobile industry needs to shift its center of gravity to China, which has already overtaken the U.S. as the world's largest smartphone market. Read Original Content

Japan's NEC said it fell into the red in the six months to September because of lower sales and losses on its exit from the smartphone business. NEC had merged its mobile phone handset operations with those of Casio Computer and Hitachi to fight off rising competition. But the subsidiary struggled to succeed in a market increasingly dominated by Apple and South Korean giant Samsung.  Read Original Content

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