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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly

Week of January 6, 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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China has unveiled a GPS alternative now available to customers in the Asia Pacific region.  BeiDou was previously only used by China’s military and government services.  China plans to expand the state-funded navigation system worldwide, and expects to bring in revenues of over $60 billion a year.  Read Original Content

India’s Mahanagar Gas Limited is using mobile phones to track natural gas meter readings more effectively in the city of Mumbai.  Read Original Content

The tablet competition in India will soon be increasing – Acer will launch the Iconia B1 tablet in India in January.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Following its addition to the U.S. Trade Representative’s report on major copyright offenders, China’s Gougou.com Internet search engine has shut down.  Read Original Content

Steven Millward provides details on “7 Superb New Apps from China in 2012” in this article featured in Tech in Asia.  Read Original Content

Japanese doctors seem reluctant to utilize mobile technology to monitor patients.  Recent survey results published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research reveal that less than one percent of doctors in Japan have used Internet-enabled smartphones for mobile diabetes monitoring of their patients.  Read Original Content

Mobility was the star of Asia’s software milestones of 2012, according to this article featured in ZDNet.  Read Original Content

Market researcher Kishore Jethanandani believes mobile commerce will grow exponentially in India in 2013 due to the number of people without bank accounts who own mobile devices.  Read Original Content

With its launch just six months ago, Vietnamese cloud storage service Kleii has already accumulated 320,000 new users worldwide. Read Original Content

According to Australian Communications and Media Authority’s acting CIO, mobility won’t be the “cash cow” in 2013 that many device manufacturers expect it to be. Read Original Content

Myphone’s Jaime Alcantara states the Philippine mobile market has one of the best penetration rates he has seen and observed in Asia and the number of mobile users in the country will continue to increase in the future.  Read Original Content


Approximately 44 percent of New Zealand residents own smartphones.  Ericsson predicts one in five New Zealanders will be using a tablet device by February of 2013.  Read Original Content

Flight search website Skyscanner reports Australians and Singaporeans are leaders in using their mobile devices to plan travel.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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