|By Kevin Benedict||
|February 27, 2012 05:45 AM EST||
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.
M2M industry executive Derick Tsang will bring his knowledge of M2M and telecommunications to the Asia Pacific region for Telit Wireless Solutions. The company has created a new “president of the Asia Pacific region” position for Tsang, and he will be responsible for South Korea, China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia. He will also establish Telit sales outreach in Japan. Read Original Content
Chinese search engine provider Baidu will take advantage of the booming mobile and smartphone market in China and focus on mobile in 2012. In Q4 2011 China became the largest mobile market in the world. Read Original Content
Apple sales of the iPhone in China are soaring, as are sales of Mac computers. In 2011, $13 billion in sales for Apple were in China, and sales of Macs increased 100 percent. Apple is adding support for a number of services in its pursuit of the Chinese market, including search engine provider Baidu and sharing services. Read Original Content
Hong Kong now hosts Asia’s first social media research center with the launch of the new Social Media Laboratory with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Tony F. Chan states “With this laboratory, our faculty and researchers are taking an active part in nurturing research and development talents in the blooming new arena of social media, and building Hong Kong as a leading hub of creative media and IT technologies in the region.” Read Original Content
Walmart is adding to its investment in the Chinese e-commerce company Yihaodian, giving it a 51 percent ownership stake. Chinese regulatory approval is still needed to close the transaction. Yihaodian has operations centers in five cities in China, with 34 delivery stations across the country. Read Original Content
With over 14 million mobile service subscribers, Hong Kong is a booming e-commerce market, and businesses are taking the opportunity to utilize their online and mobile technologies to grow their business by promoting their goods and services. The number of active Pay-Pal accounts in Hong Kong grew by 54 percent in 2011. Read Original Content and Read Original Content
Mobile social gaming platform Daum Mobage has been launched for Android devices in South Korea. The platform and apps are the product of a partnership between Japan’s DeNA and Daum of Korea. Daum’s web portal already has 38 million members in Korea, and the partnership’s goal is to add 10 million gaming members to the service in the first year. Read Original Content
The results of an India mobile apps study by Nokia have been published by the Times of India. The study revealed that one out of seven India mobile apps users have a smartphone, and 70 percent of those smartphone users download apps from value-added services portals. The study also shows that the geographic regions of India widely differ in user preferences. Read Original Content
Japanese firms Fujitsu and Panasonic are planning to dive into the smartphone market in Europe. Panasonic’s Eluga model will be introduced in Europe in April, and Fujitsu is planning to market a variety of smartphones and tablets. Read Original Content
The iPhone 4S, which has been a worldwide hit, will be available from China Telecom starting March 9, 2012. This will be the second carrier in China to offer the iPhone. Apple began selling the iPhone in China in 2009 via China Unicom. Read Original Content Also Read Original Content
India’s Times Internet Limited and cloud-based mobile publishing firm GENWI have partnered to introduce a new tablet app, Tweek. The new app will provide content from Times Internet Limited sources in a new package with added features. Read Original Content
Consulting firm Frost and Sullivan sees more potential for e-commerce in Indonesia, and predicts that the nation’s e-commerce industry will grow 10 times larger by 2015. Read Original Content
Four months after its launch, India’s e-learning Aakash tablet is receiving mixed reviews. There are concerns with the low-cost product’s quality, and the absence of reliable connectivity in India has been an issue. Read Original Content
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank plans to launch its 4G wireless network with speeds up to 76 Mbps on Friday, February 24, 2012. The company will offer a portable Wi-Fi router with space for up to 10 users. Read Original Content
In response to concerns from environmental groups, Apple has agreed to independent environmental reviews of its suppliers’ factories in China. The company will allow the examination of at least two of its 14 suppliers’ factories. Read Original Content
Indian software product company GoDB has announced the development of a mobile insurance point of sale application for Reliance General Insurance. The application is currently available for Android devices. Read Original Content
CCID Consulting has published A Review and Outlook on China’s Mobile Internet Industry, noting an “emerging trend of consolidation” in 2011 and “mobile terminals in the dominant position”, with 318 million mobile Internet users in China by July 2011. Read Original Content
Asia is the fastest growing Facebook continent according to social media statistics portal Socialbakers. The number of Facebook users in Asia is currently more than 209 million with a monthly growth rate of 3.4 percent, double the global growth rate of 1.6 percent. Read Original Content
Apple’s iTunes cloud services are now available in Japan. The service allows users to re-download songs already purchased to any device. Read Original Content
According to predictions in a recent Cisco Visual Networking Index report, mobile data usage in Asia will explode in the next several years, claiming 40 percent of the global mobile data traffic. Read Original Content
A partnership between China Telecom and iPass will provide international Wi-Fi roaming services for China Telecom subscribers. Read Original Content
Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are competing over the mobile, social networks and e-commerce market in India. Read Original Content
The IT services market in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) is predicted to grow by 9.1 percent in 2012, according to an IDC report. “Enterprise mobility and redefining the next generation workplace will create new constructs for services- and cloud-oriented delivery models and drive the demand for network and communications services.” Read Original Content
LinkedIn is adding new users at a phenomenal rate in Indonesia, a growth rate of over 25 percent, and has reached one million registered members. Read Original Content
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Mar. 24, 2017 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 351
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Mar. 24, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,798
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 24, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 216
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
Mar. 24, 2017 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 872
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,812
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,571
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Mar. 24, 2017 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,342
SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathemat...
Mar. 24, 2017 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,678
Now that the world has connected “things,” we need to build these devices as truly intelligent in order to create instantaneous and precise results. This means you have to do as much of the processing at the point of entry as you can: at the edge. The killer use cases for IoT are becoming manifest through AI engines on edge devices. An autonomous car has this dual edge/cloud analytics model, producing precise, real-time results. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Eng...
Mar. 24, 2017 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,623
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for c...
Mar. 24, 2017 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,868
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, will discuss new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of securit...
Mar. 24, 2017 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,220
There are 66 million network cameras capturing terabytes of data. How did factories in Japan improve physical security at the facilities and improve employee productivity? Edge Computing reduces possible kilobytes of data collected per second to only a few kilobytes of data transmitted to the public cloud every day. Data is aggregated and analyzed close to sensors so only intelligent results need to be transmitted to the cloud. Non-essential data is recycled to optimize storage.
Mar. 24, 2017 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,858
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
Mar. 24, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,289
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mar. 24, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,878
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Mar. 24, 2017 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,977
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" ...
Mar. 24, 2017 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,439
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
Mar. 24, 2017 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,581
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mar. 24, 2017 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,222