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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of December 16, 2012

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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Komli Mobile and mobile ad network Yoose have formed a partnership for mobile advertising services, focusing initially on Southeast Asia and India.  Read Original Content

The Indian government is planning a pilot project with new technology to help locate lost or cloned mobile phones on a real time basis.  Read Original Content

When asked why the telecom doesn’t carry Apple’s iPhone, China Mobile president Li Yue stated “technology is a problem, but it isn't the entire problem, there's also mainly the issue of business model and mutual benefits”.  Read Original Content

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority Communications Report 2011/12 reveals 49 percent of Australian adults own a smartphone, up from 25 percent in 2010/11, and 32 percent of Australians accessed the Internet via mobile phones in June 2012, up from 21 percent the previous year.  Read Original Content

According to a recent study from GfK, 23 percent of “super connected” consumers live in the Asia Pacific region, with the largest number of these online users residing in Taiwan and South Korea.  Read Original Content

The Australian cloud computing market was worth $882.4 million in 2012, and 43 percent of businesses have adopted cloud computing.  Frost & Sullivan predicts the market will grow at a CAGR of 40.3 percent from 2011-2016.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi Technology has become a leading brand in China, the world’s largest mobile market, with some in the mobile industry calling the company “the next big thing”.  In an interview with Reuters, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun predicted seven million smartphones will be sold by the end of the year.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, Apple’s iPhone dropped to number six among smartphones in China during the third quarter of 2012, dropping from its number four place in the second quarter.  Read Original Content

The Mobile Commerce World China Summit 2013 will be held April 18-19, 2013, in Shanghai with the theme “Mobile Commerce Insights in China: Strategies, Innovations and Applications”.  Read Original Content

SAP has officially opened its SAP Next Business and Technology Research Center in Singapore.  The center will serve as the R&D headquarters in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

China Mobile Hong Kong has developed a mobile television broadcasting service enabling subscribers to watch customized television programs on smartphones and tablets.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Ovum, “Multinational Corporate Survey 2012: Mobility Services in Asia-Pacific”, over 70 percent of multi-national corporations surveyed in the Asia Pacific region currently have policies in place to support BYOD with approved employee-owned devices.  Read Original Content

The healthcare market in China will soon be using mobile medical systems, allowing physicians to consult on procedures remotely using their smartphones.  Read Original Content

Taiwan ranked highest by location in the “Fast 500 ranking” of technology, media and telecommunications businesses featured in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2012 report.  China came in second, followed by South Korea and Australia.  Read Original Content

New Zealand’s Telecom has unveiled a new mobile roaming price program, allowing New Zealanders travelling overseas to pay a flat daily fee for browsing the Internet, checking emails or logging onto social networks on their smartphones.  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.

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