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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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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The market value of China's Internet of things is forecast to be worth $122 billion by 2015.  The Internet of things and RFID markets in the country are poised for expansion over the coming months and years, according to experts speaking at the recent China International Internet of Things Expo.  Read Original Content

Tim Dillon, research director for Asia-Pacific at Current Analysis, believes BYOD is a "distraction" that prevents enterprises from thinking clearly about mobility.  He states the rapid growth of smart device activations, the huge size of the market, and the young population base in the Asia Pacific region is fueling the move of enterprises toward mobility.  Read Original Content

Indian telecom services provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Dimension Data have partnered to launch Enterprise Cloud Services in India.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

The Australia 2013 Enterprise Mobility Report from Frost & Sullivan reveals that of the small sample of CIO’s surveyed about what operating system they think users will want in the next 12 to 18 months, 41 percent picked Apple’s iOS, 23 percent chose Android, 21 percent for Microsoft Windows phone, and six percent selected BlackBerry’s OS.  Read Original Content

Australia’s BlinkMobile Interactive, a mobile enterprise application platform provider, continues its international expansion with the appointment of distributors in both Brazil and South Africa.  Read Original Content
The NCS SURF Emerging Technology Index shows Singapore companies scored 55.1 out of 100 for the Digital Engagement Maturity Index, which considers mobile, social and online applications of service.  The country scored 55.5 for the Information Maturity Index.  Read Original Content

According to a technology news report by the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android represents over 50 percent of the smartphones used within the Chinese mobile market space.  Read Original Content

China's Lenovo Group is reportedly in discussions on a smartphone venture with Japan’s NEC Corporation.  Read Original Content

PayPal Australia is working with Australian utility companies to provide billing solutions to improve the efficiency and timeliness of bill payments.  The partnership will enable customers to pay their bills via PayPal online and on mobile.  Read Original Content

According to PwC’s Digital IQ Survey, Indian companies are investing heavily in social networks, mobile computing, analytics and cloud computing.  The survey reveals 40 percent of Indian companies are investing in adopting mobile technologies for customers.  Read Original Content

Cisco’s Visuals Networking Index forecast (2012-17) predicts that by 2017, Wi-Fi and mobile services will account for 53 percent of the Internet traffic in India.  Read Original Content

According to reports, Ethiopia will sign agreements with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies within the next month to expand its mobile phone infrastructure.  Read Original Content

Voice technology firm Audience has formed a partnership with China Mobile.  As part of the arrangement, Audience will help China Mobile improve voice recognition technology in its upcoming line of smartphones.  Read Original Content

Amazon has set up a website, Amazon.in, in India, but will follow Indian government rules and will not sell on the site, but will offer sales and order fulfillment services to Indian retailers. Read Original Content

To boost transactions and e-commerce growth in Malaysia, Rakuten Malaysia extended a series of mobile social properties on Rakuten Online Shopping.  Read Original Content

The Australian National University has added augmented reality technology to its mobile application.  The user points the device around in 360 degree navigation and, using GPS technology, they can find where buildings are in relation to them.  Read Original Content

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