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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly

Week of April 28, 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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Panasonic has reiterated its commitment to the Indian market with the launch of four new rugged devices developed for the enterprise – two rugged tablets and two rugged handheld devices.  Read Original Content

The Hotel Indigo on Hong Kong Island offers its guests an innovative new device, the “handy”, which comes equipped with Google Maps, Skype, city and transportation guides, currency converter, 3G internet, and social media.  Read Original Content

Japan’s So-net Entertainment launched an internet service that reaches download speeds of 2 Gbps and upload speeds of 1 Gbps, reportedly the fastest home internet speeds in the world.  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.

With mobile commerce on the rise, insurers in Asia are beginning to offer mobile insurance coverage for high-end smartphones and tablets, designed to provide customers with protection if their mobile devices are stolen or hacked.  Read Original Content

Analysis from Frost & Sullivan reveals the data loss protection market in the Asia Pacific region earned revenues of over $84.9 million in 2012 and predicts revenues will reach $169.1 million in 2014.  Read Original Content

Vodafone India and ICICI Bank have launched “M-Pesa”, a mobile money transfer and payment service which will be rolled out across India in phases.  Read Original Content

Indian Railways is utilizing mobile technology to improve travelers’ experience, introducing free Wi-Fi for trains and upcoming personalized services including wake-up calls and train status alert text messages for frequent passengers.  Read Original Content

Vodafone is taking advantage of the more than 4.8 million mobile phone connections in New Zealand with Trade-In, allowing residents to earn Vodafone value for their old mobile phones to spend on a new device or accessory.  Read Original Content

The Vertu Ti, a handmade luxury Android phone, has been unveiled in Malaysia.  Read Original Content

Intel and Chinese search engine Baidu have formed a partnership to focus on developing software for China’s mobile Internet market.  Read Original Content



M-commerce is slow to catch on in the Bengal region of India due to users’ concerns regarding data security and connectivity.  Read Original Content

French multinational communications firm Publicis Groupe will acquire Neev, one of India's technology services providers specializing in eCommerce, Software-as-a-Service and cloud applications across Web, social and mobile.  Read Original Content

A mobile commerce survey conducted by eBay in India reveals 49 percent of mobile commerce users are from non-metro cities.  The company considers 10 top cities as metros, and the remaining as non-metros.  Read Original Content

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has drafted a specification for a national mobile payments standard which will be announced later this year.  Read Original Content

India is developing its own GPS system, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, with plans to launch the first of seven satellites in June.  Read Original Content

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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.

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