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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 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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With QR codes, NFC and smartphone technology, mobile marketing in Korea is rising rapidly.  Read Original Content

In Australia 18 percent of IT leaders indicate a shortage of mobile technology skills when searching for employable talent and that shortage could worsen in the short term.  Read Original Content

Asia-focused hotel technology provider MVI and IBM have collaborated to launch a mobile device management solution for mobile smart devices to support interactive, live and on-demand video services in hotels, such as Hong Kong’s L’Hotel élan. 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.

According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, widespread adoption of mobile technology in healthcare in China is now viewed as inevitable by 80 percent of doctors and healthcare payers, including government officials, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.  Read Original Content

With an increasing number of mobile Internet users in China, investment in the industry reached $378 million in the first six months of 2012, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent.  Read Original Content


Research firm Gartner has predicted the Asia Pacific region and Africa will comprise over 60 percent of global mobile payments volume by 2016.  According to SAP, mobile commerce in the Philippines is growing rapidly.  Read Original Content

Myriad Group is partnering with Facebook to provide social mobile messaging for mobile operators Celcom in Malaysia, Indosat in Indonesia and Mobily in Saudi Arabia.  Read Original Content

Mindspeed is teaming up with China Mobile Research Institute to accelerate the adoption and deployment of the small cell network in China.  “With more mobile subscribers in China than any other country in the world, the development of a small cell network is critical to meet the growing data and traffic demands on the network.”  Read Original Content

According to a recent study from Asia Digital Marketing Association, approximately two-fifths of Google India's search originates from mobile phones.  Google has selected three Indian technology startups as vendors for a new initiative to help local businesses build a mobile interface.  Read Original Content

According to research from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, 58 percent of people prefer communicating via mobile devices compared to 29 percent choosing fixed lines.  Read Original Content

The Korea Fair Trade Commission reports that South Korea is investigating complaints by Apple that Samsung is abusing its dominant position in wireless technology.  Read Original Content

In a push to catch up to Apple and Google in China’s fast-growing mobile internet market, Microsoft executives announced the corporation will hire over 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent.  Read Original Content

Singapore Airlines has launched In-Flight Connectivity, a program to bring Internet and mobile data services to customers while in flight.  Read Original Content

In Singapore local telco Starhub, Microsoft, and the government’s Institute for Infocomm Research have formed a consortium to pilot the commercial deployment of a new wireless Internet technology that employs unused parts of the television spectrum, known as “white spaces,” to transmit data.  Read Original Content

One hundred police officers in New Zealand are participating in a trial to see if utilizing smartphones and tablets can make their work more efficient.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba has established partnerships with several handset providers and is ready to compete with Android with its Aliyun mobile OS.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets has announced a new report:  “Australia – Mobile Communications – Retail Market”.  Read Original Content

Karamay, part of China Mobile’s “Wireless City” project, has a mobile phone penetration rate of approximately 170 percent (reflecting 1.7 mobile phones per resident), much higher than China’s average of 70 percent.  Read Original Content

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