Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz

Related Topics: Mobile IoT

Mobile IoT: Article

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly

Week of April 14, 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.

Also read Field Mobility News Weekly
Also read Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5
Also read M2M News Weekly
Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly
Also read Mobile Health News Weekly
Also read Mobility News Weekly
Also read SMAC News Weekly

India's IT service providers are focusing on mobility solutions as mobile devices become more popular than desktop PCs in the workplace.  Smart mobile devices will be the biggest driver of worldwide IT spending in 2013, growing by almost 20 percent, according to an IDC research report. Read Original Content

Indian IT services provider HCL Technologies will exit a joint venture with Japan's NEC Corporation.  NEC will acquire HCL's 49 percent share forming a subsidiary, NEC Technologies India Limited. Read Original Content

A new innovation from Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Temasek Polytechnic may make 3D glasses obsolete.  EyeFly3D is a plastic film to be adhered to screens of mobile devices, turning them into 3D displays for 3D content. 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.

If the planned investment by Japan's Softbank in Sprint Nextel goes through, the companies have pledged to keep Huawei Technologies products out of the network and will attempt to replace any existing Huawei gear. Read Original Content

Microsoft began selling the Surface Pro tablet in China in early April, the tablet's first market expansion since it launched in the U.S. and Canada in February. Read Original Content

The Singapore government's Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Japan's Fujitsu have formed a partnership to create a big data research hub in Singapore, the Centre of Excellence for Computational Social Science and Engineering. Read Original Content

According to mobile software developer Antony Gardiner, mobile app development is a booming sector in the IT industry and an area where "New Zealand can become a significant international player". Read Original Content

The Bank Negara Indonesia has rolled out e-commerce services and is hoping to generate five million online transactions in the first year, generating approximately $25 million. Read Original Content

Technology consulting company CSS has teamed up with AirWatch to offer mobile device management services to customers in India and the U.S.  The partnership will enable CSS to offer its customer a range of services to allow effective adoption of the BYOD model. Read Original Content


In an interview featured in MediaNama, Buzzcity's Dr. Lai Kok Fung and Manish Mishra discuss the fragmentation between feature phones and smartphones and advertising properties in India. Read Original Content

According to reports, India's Snapdeal has raised $50 million in funding from eBay, Recruit Co of Japan, and other investors. Read Original Content

Malaysian 3G operator U Mobile will integrate a real time analytics solution from SAS Malaysia to help increase its subscriber base market share in the country from 10 percent to 20 percent within five years. Read Original Content

According to research from Experian, 80 percent of marketers in Singapore say mobile will be one of the most important tools to engage with customers in the next two to three years.  The research also revealed 69 percent of marketers expect sales achieved through mobile devices will increase in the next year. Read Original Content

ZDNet provides a full-length video of the recent ZDNET Asia IT Priorities 2013 panel discussion regarding the evolving role of CIOs in Asia and the role of information and communications technology as a driver of innovation for organizations in the region. Read Original Content

Softtek will open an enterprise mobility Center of Excellence in Beijing, China dedicated to serve the Asian market. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Video Series: Jeff Wallace Part 3
Mobile Expert Video Series: Sahara Alexis, Part 1
Evolved Mobile Strategies and Business Transformation
Trends in Retail Mobility
SMAC, Mobile Collaboration and Google
Advanced Mobile Strategies and Integrated Sensors
Bill Clark's Top 10 Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2013

Recorded Webinars of Note
9 Reasons Why Every Business Needs a Mobile Strategist BlackBerry 10 Implications for Enterprise Mobility
Debunking Common Myths of Mobile App Development
It's Not Angry Birds: Mobile Apps for Serious Businesses

Whitepapers of Note


5 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Rising Fuel Costs in Field Service
Carpe Mobile
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
The Long Tail of Enterprise Mobility
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
Networked Field Services

*************************************************************

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant

View Linkedin Profile

Read the whitepaper on mobile, social, analytics and cloud strategies Don't Get SMACked

Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
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.

More Stories By Kevin Benedict

Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The graph represents a network of 1,329 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "#DevOps", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:50 UTC. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 7-hour, 6-minute period from Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 16:29 UTC to Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:36 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Japan DX Pavilion at @CloudEXPO Silicon Valley
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Where many organizations get into trouble, however, is that they try to have a broad and deep knowledge in each of these areas. This is a huge blow to an organization's productivity. By automating or outsourcing some of these pieces, such as databases, infrastructure, and networks, your team can instead focus on development, testing, and deployment. Further, organizations that focus their attention on these areas can eventually move to a test-driven development structure that condenses several l...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
Over the course of two days, in addition to insightful conversations and presentations delving into the industry's current pressing challenges, there was considerable buzz about digital transformation and how it is enabling global enterprises to accelerate business growth. Blockchain has been a term that people hear but don't quite understand. The most common myths about blockchain include the assumption that it is private, or that there is only one blockchain, and the idea that blockchain is...
Never mind that we might not know what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and how much values will fluctuate or even how the process of mining a coin could cost as much as the value of the coin itself - cryptocurrency mining is a hot industry and shows no signs of slowing down. However, energy consumption to mine cryptocurrency is one of the biggest issues facing this industry. Burning huge amounts of electricity isn't incidental to cryptocurrency, it's basically embedded in the core of "mini...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...