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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 4, 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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China’s Baidu is bringing its technology to smart devices, including household appliances.  The new project, “Baidu Inside”, offers hardware vendors access to Baidu’s technologies in cloud storage, voice assistants, facial recognition, mapping, and more.  Read Original Content

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba will soon offer 3G data and voice call plans.  The company received a mobile virtual operator’s license in December, and is aggressively expanding into mobile services, including development of its own smartphone operating system.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Institute for Infocomm Research formed a partnership with a local shopping center to integrate an image recognition technology, Snap2tell Alive, into the retail mall’s mobile application. Read Original Content

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Australian online automation app and software provider Formitize has launched its new Business to Business app, designed to complement the enterprise mobility needs of companies around the world and increase the efficiency and productivity of their mobile workforce.  Read Original Content

China Mobile reports it added 5.5 million new customers in March with 1.45 million using 4G technology.  Showing steady sales of Apple iPhones, the telecomm in February added 1.34 million 4G customers, with close to 1 million of them using iPhones.  Read Original Content

Mobile payment technology QkR was recently launched by Commonwealth Bank in partnership with MasterCard for availability in all Australian schools. The technology streamlines payment processing for schools and parents.  Read Original Content

China’s Huawei Technologies expects investment in information technology to rise 14 percent in 2014, with focus on LTE, 5G and cloud computing, according to a senior executive.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report by Forrester analysts Andrew Bartels and Frederic Giron, the Asia Pacific tech market will grow at 4.5 percent in both 2014 and 2015.  Japan remains the largest tech market in the region, at $211 billion, with China coming in second, at $125 billion.  Read Original Content

Japan Display Inc. has developed a 10.1-inch LCD module with an ultra-high resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (also known as 4K2K) for tablets in a bid to expand the 4K2K experience to mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Nimbletank’s David Skerrett believes we can learn a lot from Asia.  He shares his thoughts on “Eight Inspirational Examples of Mobile Innovation from Asia” in this article featured in the econsultancy.com blog.  Read Original Content

A recent study by U.S. firm Akamai Technologies reveals that India has the lowest average Internet speed in the Asia-Pacific region.  South Korea was the only country with an average connection speed over 20 Mbps.  Read Original Content

A research team from an Australian university is investigating a new form of “spaser” technology that may develop small, flexible and efficient mobile phones that can be printed on clothing.  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 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.