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Enterprise Mobility Asia – Week of October 14, 2012




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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Indonesia is becoming more important to the world’s largest tech companies, with more than 30 million Internet users and a mobile-phone penetration of 78 percent.  The Wall Street Journal features “Indonesia’s Top 10 Tech Start-Ups”.  Read Original Content

Air China has officially launched its mobile website in the United States, allowing passengers to check flights, purchase air tickets, view reservations, book special meals, and inquire about free baggage allowance policies.  Read Original Content

According to market researchers, smartphone penetration is nearing 50 percent in China’s largest cities, and the gross transaction value of mobile payments in the country is currently at $2.5 billion and predicted to grow to $40 billion by 2014.  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.

Results of an Australian survey by Good Technology indicate that 88 percent of respondents admit to working outside of regular hours on their mobile device.  Read Original Content

Australian firm Handset Detection has developed technology that allows customers to find out which mobile devices are accessing their websites, and now customers can do so locally by installing the system on their own servers.  Read Original Content



One of the highlights at this year’s Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies in Japan is “smart innovation” which connects home appliances, from washing machines and air conditioners to security cameras at the door, to mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Taiwan’s HTC is facing increased competition from China’s domestic mobile manufacturer in the low-end smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Samsung officials indicate there is “broad consensus” in upper management to strengthen the company’s presence in China.  Read Original Content

Enterprise Mobility World Asia will be held April 24-25, 2013 in Singapore.  For registration, go to http://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/internet-show-asia/enterpriseasia.stm.  Read Original Content

Motorola Mobility has launched the new Android-powered MOTOLUXE XT685 smartphone in China.  Read Original Content

Amazon is extending its Appstore for Android to Japan.  Android developers can submit applications targeting the Japanese market and the store will begin marketing those apps to consumers later in 2012.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry maker RIM has opened its BlackBerry Innovation Center in Indonesia which will provide educational programs focused on mobile app development for Bandung Institute of Technology students.  Read Original Content

Oracle has a data center in Australia, one opening soon in Singapore, and the company is considering setting up a data center in India to cater to the regional demand for cloud computing.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Research and Markets, Singapore will have 10 million mobile subscriber connections in 2016, and SingTel will have 49 percent of the market share.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Google Southeast Asia analyzed patterns in Indonesia and found that people that use smartphones are searching information 50 times more frequently.  Read Original Content

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee dealt a blow to Chinese telecom equipment makers with a new report stating that U.S. companies should avoid doing business with Huawei and ZTE and recommended regulators block them from buying U.S. companies.  Read Original Content

Indonesia is becoming more important to the world’s largest tech companies, with more than 30 million Internet users and a mobile-phone penetration of 78 percent.  The Wall Street Journal features “Indonesia’s Top 10 Tech Start-Ups”.  Read Original Content


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.