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Week of April 14, 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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India's IT service providers are focusing on mobility solutions as mobile devices become more popular than desktop PCs in the workplace.  Smart mobile devices will be the biggest driver of worldwide IT spending in 2013, growing by almost 20 percent, according to an IDC research report. Read Original Content

Indian IT services provider HCL Technologies will exit a joint venture with Japan's NEC Corporation.  NEC will acquire HCL's 49 percent share forming a subsidiary, NEC Technologies India Limited. Read Original Content

A new innovation from Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Temasek Polytechnic may make 3D glasses obsolete.  EyeFly3D is a plastic film to be adhered to screens of mobile devices, turning them into 3D displays for 3D content. 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.

If the planned investment by Japan's Softbank in Sprint Nextel goes through, the companies have pledged to keep Huawei Technologies products out of the network and will attempt to replace any existing Huawei gear. Read Original Content

Microsoft began selling the Surface Pro tablet in China in early April, the tablet's first market expansion since it launched in the U.S. and Canada in February. Read Original Content

The Singapore government's Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Japan's Fujitsu have formed a partnership to create a big data research hub in Singapore, the Centre of Excellence for Computational Social Science and Engineering. Read Original Content

According to mobile software developer Antony Gardiner, mobile app development is a booming sector in the IT industry and an area where "New Zealand can become a significant international player". Read Original Content

The Bank Negara Indonesia has rolled out e-commerce services and is hoping to generate five million online transactions in the first year, generating approximately $25 million. Read Original Content

Technology consulting company CSS has teamed up with AirWatch to offer mobile device management services to customers in India and the U.S.  The partnership will enable CSS to offer its customer a range of services to allow effective adoption of the BYOD model. Read Original Content


In an interview featured in MediaNama, Buzzcity's Dr. Lai Kok Fung and Manish Mishra discuss the fragmentation between feature phones and smartphones and advertising properties in India. Read Original Content

According to reports, India's Snapdeal has raised $50 million in funding from eBay, Recruit Co of Japan, and other investors. Read Original Content

Malaysian 3G operator U Mobile will integrate a real time analytics solution from SAS Malaysia to help increase its subscriber base market share in the country from 10 percent to 20 percent within five years. Read Original Content

According to research from Experian, 80 percent of marketers in Singapore say mobile will be one of the most important tools to engage with customers in the next two to three years.  The research also revealed 69 percent of marketers expect sales achieved through mobile devices will increase in the next year. Read Original Content

ZDNet provides a full-length video of the recent ZDNET Asia IT Priorities 2013 panel discussion regarding the evolving role of CIOs in Asia and the role of information and communications technology as a driver of innovation for organizations in the region. Read Original Content

Softtek will open an enterprise mobility Center of Excellence in Beijing, China dedicated to serve the Asian market. Read Original Content

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