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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 20, 2014

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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“Social Wi-Fi”, the practice of offering free public Wi-Fi that requires signing in with social network credentials, is moving into Australia.  Vendor AirTight Networks has formed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro to enter the Australian market.  Read Original Content

As part of its strategy to expand its smartphone and tablet business, Chinese technology company Lenovo is purchasing over 3800 mobile technology patents from NEC.  Read Original Content

Nokia has received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft, following approvals already received from authorities in the United States and the European Union.  Read Original Content

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To enable Asia Pacific organizations to learn more about the benefits and capabilities of enterprise mobility, Citrix recently opened a Customer Experience Center in Singapore.  Read Original Content

Noting that "wearable devices are and will continue to play a huge part in the way our customers use mobile technology”, Telecom New Zealand is now offering a suite of new Samsung devices, including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.  Read Original Content

The SingTel Group and Samsung have teamed up to unveil a number of joint initiatives to bring a “seamless mobile data experience for customers” in Singapore, Australia, Thailand, India, Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia.  Read Original Content

China’s Alibaba Group is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across China by using testing kits to measure pollutants and uploading the data to a digital map via their smartphones.  Read Original Content

In an effort to enable better workforce flexibility, mobility and collaboration, Australia’s Government of Queensland is partnering with Microsoft to bring cloud-based Office 365 to its government employees.  Read Original Content

With the fast-growing mobile smartphone market driving growth, Facebook now counts over 100 million users in India.  Read Original Content

Australia’s St. George Bank is taking advantage of the latest wearable technology, launching a smartwatch banking app.  The bank also has a working prototype of a banking app for Google Glass.  Read Original Content

Recognizing that the ability to print from mobile devices is more important than ever, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has unveiled NFC-enabled printers for mobile enterprises and entrepreneurs in Malaysia.  Read Original Content

China’s OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. has launched its flagship phone, the OPPO Find 7, in the Philippines.  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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