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Enterprise Mobility Asia – Week of October 15, 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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The total amount spent on mobile commerce in Malaysia grew from RM101 million in 2010 to RM467 million, a 370 percent jump in one year, and the market is forecast to reach RM3.43 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

The National Australia Bank plans to provide its network of merchants with iPad and iPhone “PAYware sleeves” capable of transforming them into POS devices.  Read Original Content

TechSci Research predicts that the barcode scanners and printers market in India will generate $14 million in revenue by 2017.  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.

Gartner’s Symposium/It xpo, a gathering of CIO’s and IT executives discussing technology initiatives including mobile, social, cloud and big data, will be held November 12-15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. For symposium information, go to   Read Original Content

TMS has launched a mobile campaign in Indonesia in which markets will feature “interactive touch points” inviting customers to participate in a survey and competition using their mobile device to win prizes.  Read Original Content

A survey from Tourism New Zealand revealed that 92 percent of tourists used a laptop or mobile device while visiting the country.  Read Original Content

More Asian businesses are looking into improving their mobile sites and apps as mobile penetration is growing rapidly and more people are accessing the Web via mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Citibank has topped 1 million mobile customers in the Asia Pacific region four years after launching its Citi Mobile app.  Read Original Content

Data from The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates there are currently 16.2 million mobile phones in Australia and the amount of data downloaded through phones has increased by a third from the December quarter 2011 to the June quarter 2012.  Read Original Content

Japan’s NTT Docomo has announced it will begin operating a mobile gaming platform in November of this year and will offer a mobile shopping service in December.  ReadOriginal Content

According to Gartner, the number of mobile handsets sold in India will reach 251 million units in 2013.  Read Original Content

A new report from IDC on BYOD in Australia reveals that 49 percent of IT managers responding to the survey indicated an increase in spending on mobility in 2012.  ReadOriginal Content

SINO Market Research predicts that around 30 million mobile phones will be sold online in China this year, up 68 percent from 2011.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s Jurong Point Shopping Centre has launched their own mobile app which will soon be the first retail app in Singapore to incorporate Apple’s Passbook technology.  Read Original Content

Statistics New Zealand revealed that over 50 percent of New Zealanders now access the Internet via a mobile phone, and mobile phone subscriptions increased by a third to more than 2.5 million over the past year.  Read Original Content

In a recent report, the International Telecommunication Union indicated China had 1 billion cell phone subscriptions at the end of 2011 and India is expected to reach 1 billion in 2012.  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.

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has partnered with MasterCard to enable users of DoCoMo’s iD mobile payment system to take advantage of MasterCard’s PayPass solution outside of Japan.  Read Original Content

The governments of India and Pakistan are involved in talks to enable mobile users to roam between the two countries.  Read Original Content


Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility 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 the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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