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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – December 22, 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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The recent CA Technologies global IT study reveals that 65 percent of Australian IT decision-makers responding either already have an enterprise mobility strategy or plan to have one within 12 months.  Forty-two percent of the respondents, however, believe they could be doing more with enterprise mobility.  Read Original Content

Mobile penetration in Malaysia will reach a mobile subscriber base of more than 50 million by 2015, predicts analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.  Subscriptions for 3G are expected to reach 18.4 million by December 2013.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm Inc is developing smartphone chips, aimed at the fast-growing Chinese market, with 64-bit features and 4G connectivity technology.  The components are expected to start appearing in low-cost smartphones in the second half of 2014.  Read Original Content

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IT leaders in Hong Kong expect mobility to be the top local IT trend in 2014, with the adoption of mobility increasing at a faster pace.  "Nowadays, both external customers and internal staff expect more timely and direct engagement through mobility technology.”  Read Original Content

QlikTech’s analysis of top business intelligence trends for 2014 features four top key trends likely to disrupt and “humanize” the BI industry in the Asia Pacific region in 2014.  At the top of the list is “Business intelligence will become more mobile and social in 2014”.  Read Original Content
Enterprise mobility continues to grow at a rapid pace in Australia and New Zealand.  According to Good Technology’s Gavin Jones; “In 2014, we will see mobile workflows deliver faster productivity over traditional computing and secure container technology will be one of the driving forces behind secure mobility strategies.” Read Original Content

India’s Reliance Industries and mobile operator Bharti Airtel have formed an agreement to share network infrastructure.  Read Original Content

China Mobile International has launched a free mobile app aimed at Chinese ex-patriots and businesses, hoping to expand globally as it competes for customers with Microsoft’s Skype and free voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) apps.  The Jego app gives iPhone and Android device users a China-based phone number, free incoming calls, and low-cost calling plans.  Read Original Content

Google, Inc. has opened its first two data centers in Asia, bypassing India and China in favor of Singapore and Taiwan.  Read Original Content

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the mobile subscription rate in Asia and Australia is expected to rise by more than 110% by 2016.  Read Original Content

International Data Corporation provides its ten mobility predictions for the Asia Pacific region in 2014.  They include: BYOD as an enterprise mobility strategy is dead; Customer First, Mobile First strategies emerge to target the connected generation; and Tablets replacing laptops in the enterprise becomes a reality.  Read Original Content

Telecom New Zealand teamed up with Huawei to launch a new “Ultra Mobile” 4G LTE network that can provide speeds up to 150 Mb/s to mobile subscribers.  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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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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