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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – December 8, 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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Giving Apple a big boost in the world’s largest mobile market, China Mobile has finally signed a deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network.  The rollout is expected to begin in mid-December.  Read Original Content

A new range of rugged mobile devices was recently launched by Australian mobile brand ASPERA.  The range includes four mobile devices featuring a Dual sim card capability, enabling users the option of simultaneous connection to two mobile networks.  Read Original Content

The UK-based enterprise mobility solutions provider BT is increasing focus on regional business growth across all key markets in the Asia Pacific region, and plans to add more than 400 new employees.  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.

According to a recent global TechInsights Report, 95 percent of senior IT leaders in China and 68 percent in the Asia-Pacific Japan region already have an enterprise mobility strategy in place or plan to implement one within a year.  Organizations have experienced 18 to 24 percent improvement in business through successful mobility initiatives.  Read Original Content

Expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region, Australian-based Servcorp is partnering with interconnection and data center company Equinix to launch its new mobile VoIP product, Servcorp OneFone.  Read Original Content
India ranks second in expected Asia Pacific mobile software spending growth in 2013, according to data from Forrester.   A recent survey from IBM India reveals that close to 57 percent of enterprises are planning to invest in BYOD and mobile technology for their companies.  Read Original Content

Although the number of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets sold in China rose from 2,000 in the second quarter to 6,300 units in the third quarter, the company’s market share is minor – less than one percent - in the country.  Read Original Content

In an interview with CIO Asia, CA Technologies’ Vic Mankotia states: “Companies of all sizes around Asia are moving to enterprise-wide mobility strategies that focus on meeting external customer needs, and are generating tangible business results in the form of faster time-to-market, improved customer satisfaction, and lower costs.”  Read Original Content

UNICEF is utilizing app-based mobile technology in the Philippines to help reunite children with their parents in the wake of typhoon Haiyan.  The RapidFTR family tracing technology has helped streamline what was once a long and laborious chain of paperwork.  Read Original Content

Thanks in part to the recent decision by NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest telecommunications company, to carry iPhone devices; Apple’s market share has jumped to 76 percent of all smartphone sales in Japan.  Read Original Content

A new report from China’s Development Research Center of the State Council forecasts that mobile payments will reach $130.4 billion by the end of 2013, more than five times the payment volume recorded from mobile devices throughout China last year.  Read Original Content

Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei Technologies is now the largest vendor of cellular networks, holding over 28 percent of the world’s market.  Read Original Content

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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.