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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 31, 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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A study conducted by GlobalWebIndex reveals China is the country with the world’s highest mobile purchase penetration rate. Fifty-five percent of Internet users in the country made a purchase via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2012.  South Korea comes in second with 37 percent.  Read Original Content

According to managed consulting firm Condition Zebra, Malaysia has lost $880 million over the past five years due to cybercrime especially through the practice of BYOD.  Read Original Content

According to a recent MasterCard Online Shopping Survey, online shopping in the Asia Pacific region has shifted from the PC to the smartphone.  More than half of Indonesian, Chinese and Thai consumers utilize their mobile phones to shop.  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.

With China's phone companies facing intense competition and the high costs of upgrading their networks to support the latest mobile technology, China Telecom reports its profits fell 9.5 percent in 2012.  Read Original Content

A panel of industry experts reports Australia falls behind its global peers in enterprise support for BYOD.  A recent Forrester study found that 40 percent of Australian enterprises support BYOD, and of those supporting BYOD, only 60 percent have a BYOD policy in place within their organizations.  Read Original Content

Andre Blumberg, director of information technology at CLP Group Hong Kong, spoke at the CIO Asia Conference about his organization’s experience with two conflicting criteria found in enterprise mobility – governance and ease of use.  Read Original Content
India has a $108 billion IT industry but lags behind countries such as Israel and Singapore when it comes to technology startups.  Google will invest approximately $10 million to nurture 10,000 new businesses in five years in the country, according to a report in Mint.  Read Original Content

The use of apps by retailers to create virtual shop windows for customers is a major trend in mobile technology and it is heading New Zealand’s way, says an executive at app development company Sush Mobile.  Read Original Content

Malaysian Internet services provider MOL Group has acquired Indonesia’s AyoPay, a payment service firm.  Read Original Content

Anaplan, a provider of cloud-based solutions for businesses to model and plan for finance and operations, is expanding into the Asia Pacific region by opening an office in Singapore.  Read Original Content

Expanding from its portfolio of consumer mobility products and solutions, Samsung Electronics launched its Enterprise Experience Centre in Singapore, the first in the Asia Pacific region.  Read Original Content

The results of a survey of residents of Asian and African countries on the impact of social media and mobile on the shopping experience are illustrated in an infographic featured in The Huffington Post.  Read Original Content

M1 has launched Singapore’s first 4G prepaid broadband data service.  The M1 4G Prepaid Data service will enable download speeds up to 75 Mbps.  Read Original Content

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