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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 12, 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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Rising demand for 4G handsets and base stations, plus China’s recent issuance of fourth-generation network licenses, are fueling the boom in 4G networks predicted for China.  Read Original Content

E-commerce in China is making a move to mobile in 2014. Amazon China announced the percentage of its sales from mobile devices increased by 142 percent in 2013.  The increase in mobile Internet users, increased Internet accessibility via mobile devices, and constantly improving mobile payment solutions in China are contributors to the mobile e-commerce trend.  Read Original Content

Korea’s Samsung announced it has developed the world's first 4GB RAM designed for mobile devices.  Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

Programmer James Sanders believes 2014 promises a great deal of innovation for the IT industry in Asia and throughout the world.  He shares his “Predictions for Asian Technology in 2014” in this article presented in TechRepublic.  Read Original Content

Numbers from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reveal the country had 1.2 billion subscribers of mobile communication services at the end of November 2013.  This reflects a growth of .62 percent from October and 10.78 percent year-on-year.  More than 65 percent were mobile Internet users.  Read Original Content

The total number of mobile phone users in China has reached 1.2 billion by 2013.  The People’s Daily Online features a story in pictures - “Life Changed by Mobile Technology”.  Read Original Content

According to reports mobile phone makers in China have asked regulators to ensure Microsoft’s bid to take over Nokia Oyj’s handset business doesn’t result in higher patent fees on wireless technology.  Read Original Content

Representatives from Malaysia’s information and communications technology industry firms present their look back on 2013 and outlook for 2014 in this article, “Malaysia: 2013 Rewind + Forward 2014: Part 1,” featured in Computerworld Malaysia.  Read Original Content

According to its co-founder and chairman, Lei Jun, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to sell 40 million phones in 2014, more than twice the number sold in 2013.  The company sold 18.7 smartphones in 2013, a 160 percent increase from 2012.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has launched its 4G LTE mobile hotspot, enabling mobile broadband connectivity to laptops, tablets and phones through China Mobile's LTE network.  Read Original Content

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation released its Asia-Pacific predictions for 2014.  Chief technology officer Adrian De Luca points out five key information technology trends emerging in the region.  One of the predictions is that the Asia-Pacific region will witness an explosion of unstructured data from mobile communications.  Read Original Content

More small and medium-sized businesses in Australia are acquiring laptops and tablet devices.  Using the technology effectively will have a direct impact on a company’s success.  Sensis’ 2013 e-Business Report reveals Australians using the Internet on their mobile phones continued to grow in 2013 at 68 percent, up from 58 percent in 2012, and half of Australians accessed the Internet on a tablet.  Read Original Content

A new report from Forrester Research forecasts 48 percent of all Chinese mobile phone subscribers will become smartphone users in 2014, rising to 64 percent in 2017.  Read Original Content

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

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