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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 13, 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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Cloud technologies are rapidly penetrating the healthcare worldwide. In the Asia-Pacific region alone the market will grow 22.3 percent annually on average during 2012-2018, according to Frost and Sullivan.  Read Original Content

SAP has announced study findings for India, which indicate an impressive traction of mobile commerce in the country with 80 percent of the population making parallel usage of the mobile phones other than just calls and text messages.  Read Original Content

International market research firm yStats has released a new report concerning electronic and mobile commerce in Asia called “Asia B2C E-Commerce Report 2013”. Asian markets have become very attractive in terms of mobile commerce due to the rising adoption of smartphones and tablets. Consumers are becoming quite reliant on these devices and are showing enthusiasm when it comes to shopping online and making purchases directly from their devices.  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.

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm is now integrated in a smartphone as the result of its partnership with Fingerprint Cards.  The first smartphone that integrates an FPC sensor with Precise Biometrics Algorithm Precise BioMatch™ Mobile has been introduced on the Asian market. Precise BioMatch™ Mobile is optimized for smartphones and tablets with integrated fingerprint sensors. Read Original Content

Social messaging apps in the country, apart from WhatsApp and Hike, are witnessing much attention and traction. The app backed by ne Corp, a unit of South Korea’s biggest Internet search provider NHN Corp, has announced it has 10 million Indian users and wishes to double that number by the year end.  Read Original Content
Chinese upstart Xiaomi has taken the Chinese smartphone market by storm. The company was founded just three years ago, but has risen to grab five percent of the growing market. That's a larger share than heavyweight Apple. Xiaomi shipped seven million smartphone units last year and is targeting 20 million this year.  Read Original Content

Taiwanese electronics giant HTC Corp is showing its excitement for Myanmar’s fledgling telecom market by launching new phones and reminding everyone its CEO was born in the Southeast Asian nation. The frontier market would be valuable for the company as HTC's global market share has been falling fast this year due to competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.  Read Original Content

According to a survey released by SAP 37 percent of Asia-Pacific respondents were more likely to use their mobile device to conduct banking activities, compared to the global average of 29 percent. Another 37 percent would purchase goods and services via mobile, higher than the global average of 26 percent, where the most common items bought were clothes, and books or e-books.  Read Original Content

Developed countries in the Asia Pacific region have high smartphone penetration: Hong Kong and Singapore clock in at 87 percent, followed by Malaysia (80 percent) and Australia (75 percent). While tagged as part of the emerging market, China also boasts 71 percent of smartphone adoption.  Read Original Content

Digitimes has said China Mobile will procure about 40 million TD-LTE devices in 2014. The number comes as China is expected to issue 4G licenses before the end of this year.  Read Original Content

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