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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – December 15, 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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With the smartphone boom and LTE penetration driving the market, the Asia Pacific region is one of the global “hot spots” for semiconductor growth, especially from the mobile computing segment.  A new research report, “Analysis of Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Semiconductors Market in Next Generation Mobile Computing”, is now available from Reportlinker.com.  Read Original Content

Social networking site Twitter would like to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region, the biggest mobile ad market, according to technical research firm Gartner.  At present only around 25 percent of Twitter’s 232 million active users are in Asia.  Read Original Content

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation recently released its HDS 2014 Asia Pacific predictions, and chief technology officer Adrian De Luca identified 5 key IT trends emerging in the region for 2014 that will impact the use of technology among organizations.  “5 Enterprise IT Trends for 2014” is featured in The Times of India.  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.

IDC’s latest quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report reveals the smartphone market in India grew by 229 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2013.  There were a total of 12.8 million smartphone shipments, compared to 3.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.  Read original Content

According to a new report by GfK, consumers in Southeast Asia spent a total of $10.8 billion on smartphones in the first three quarters of 2013.  Close to 41.5 million smartphones were purchased by users in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines so far this year, with Indonesia showing the highest smartphone sales volume.  Read Original Content
South Korea’s LG has launched its G Flex curved smartphone in key Asian markets.  The company claims the vertically curved design of its G Flex is optimized for the average face, improving voice and sound quality.  The device is expected to launch in Europe early in 2014.  Read Original Content

A new report from IDC, “IDC Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) ICT 2014 Top 10 Predictions”, projects that information and communications technology spending in the region with grow by around nine percent.  A company spokesman states big data, cloud, mobility and social will have a huge impact on how IT is adopted in 2014.  Read Original Content

Know Your Mobile India’s top five smartphone predictions for 2014 include 64-bit processors on the rise, and more flexible display devices.  Read Original Content

Mobile advertising network InMobi has formed a partnership with mobile game developer CocoaChina to enable app monetization and revenue maximization across its user base.  The InMobi network in China has seen an 84 percent increase in the number of ad impressions across mobile devices from September 2012 to September 2013.  Read original Content

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued 4G TD-LTE licenses to China Mobile, China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom.  Read Original Content

Mobile operators in New Zealand are working together with the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum to launch a “blacklisting” system for lost or stolen mobile devices.  The system gives each operator the ability to block the unique identification code of a stolen mobile device across all three networks:  Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees.  Read Original Content

Children’s mobile technology company Fingerprint is working with Samsung Electronics to develop a mobile app network for kids.  The network is expected to launch in Southeast Asia in the first quarter of 2014.  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.