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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 M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Forrester research analyst Masami Kashiwagi shares her regional tech market predictions for Japan for 2014 in this article featured in MIS Asia.  Included in her predictions are: Japan's technology spending will show modest growth of 2 percent in 2014; and, Customer engagement will drive mobile, big data, and analytics ... (more)

Five Gadgets That I Can’t Wait to See in 2010

Government IT on Ulitzer 2010 will bring a load of new gadgets, technology, and advancements for consumers and enterprises alike. Microsoft is releasing Office 2010, Apple is releasing their new Tablet (iTablet), NVIDIA is releasing their “GeForce 3XX” series of graphics cards, SSD’s will be (hopefully) affordable, and Sprint should have a 4G/3G phone. Microsoft's Latest Office has quite the uphill battle. Office 2010 – with the beta already released and being used/tested as we speak, Microsoft is hoping to follow up on the success of Windows 7 with a powerful new Office Suite. This Office will be about collaboration, working online, and easily sharing files with other users. Microsoft, after crushing Corel’s WordPerfect, is now worried about Google Apps and Sun’s OpenOffice.org.  After extensively using both these alternatives, I really can’t imagine ever paying f... (more)

Opinion: A Critique of the “New iPad”

Let’s get started, I’m not in love w/ the new naming system for the iPad. “New” should never be in any products name, let alone a real piece of technology (will the next one be New New? or New and Improved iPad?). Ridiculous. That said, Apple has certainly upped their internal standards (as the iPad 2 was showing its age and limitations in a few aspects). Apple’s Upgrades The first huge upgrade is the screen. While I still disagree with the 4:3 aspect ratio, Apple has quadrupled the pixels to a ridiculous 2048×1536. At 1536p it certainly is beyond 720p or 1080p (hd resolutions) but will this be a positive in the long run? The second upgrade is the CPU/GPU pairing. Apple has implemented a dual-core CPU with a quad-core GPU, claiming better speed and performance than the current king on the block – NVIDIA‘s Tegra 3 architecture. I do not buy these blanket statements ... (more)

Vidyo Receives Top Ranking

Vidyo, Inc. has been cited as having the “the best overall video quality and performance” by Forrester Research, Inc. Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder, Vidyo (photo copyright Vidyo) The company also received top ranking for its technology partners among all vendors in addition to being ranked as a “Strong Performer,” overall. Forrester invited 10 vendors to participate in its September 2013 report, The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013. A complimentary copy of the report is available here. According to the report, “Vidyo’s routing architecture shifts the heavy media-processing power from bridges to the endpoints, significantly reducing the cost per port to deploy video conferencing.” Additionally, “In our demo, Vidyo clearly delivered the best overall video quality, even with a large number of participants. Vidyo is foremost a provider of desktop vi... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 13, 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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Cloud technologies are rapidly penetrating the healthcare worldwide. In the Asia-Pacific region alone the market will grow 22.3 percent annually on average during 2012-2018, according to Frost and Sullivan.  Read Original Content SAP has announced study findings for India, which indicate an impressive traction of mobile commerce in the country with 80 percent of the population making parallel usage of the mobile phones other than just calls and text messages.  Read Origin... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 23, 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. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Reeling from continued losses, phone manufacturing firm HTC of Taiwan is looking to expand its range of less expensive products.  The company is attempting to reverse a two-year slump in sales, which is matched by an 80 percent drop in its share price.  Read Original Content Following a long string of complaints from Chin... (more)

Report: The Internet of Things Will Grow 3x-4x by 2019

A new mobility report from Ericsson projects that the number of net-connected devices will increase by three or four times over the next five years. There were some 200 million machine-to-machine devices online by the end of 2013 — a broad term that describes any device that exchanges information across a network without need for human intervention. These form the foundation of the “Internet of Things” phenomenon, and encompass everything from Internet-connected “smart meters” that keep track of energy consumption to cameras with built-in SIM cards to jump onto mobile networks. Patrik Cerwall, Ericsson’s head of strategic marketing, said these devices communicate information across slower mobile networks today, but that will change by 2016, when the majority of such devices use higher-speed 3G or 4G networks. Read the full story at re/code. ... (more)

Free Space Optics Wireless Bridges Achieve Long-Term Reliability, as Featured in New Case Study

San Diego, CA, August 06, 2014 --(PR.com)-- LightPointe, the leading manufacturer of Gigabit capacity outdoor point-to-point data bridges, has published a Case Study featuring a Free Space Optics laser bridge which was deployed in 2005 by a leading IT integrator, SRC. The wireless bridge was installed by SRC to extend Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity to another building without having to incur the cost of trenching for fiber or paying for leased line service. SRC specializes in deployment of advanced information technologies for Cloud Computing, Government IT/Public Services, Business Infrastructure Solutions, Healthcare/Hospital IT, Banking, and the Education sector. “Reliability and high network availability are LightPointe’s highest priority and we are proud that many of our deployments going back even a dozen years ago are still providing dependable Gigabit... (more)

Samsung's "4G Vision" - SVP Kim Anticipates a 4G Wireless World

Dr. Young Kyun Kim outlined what he called the "Samsung 4G Vision" at a luncheon keynote during the recent WCA International Symposium in San Jose, California. Dr. Kim, who is chairman of the WPT Wireless Forum and Senior Vice President for Global Standards and Research for Samsung Electronics, described a "convergence of different worlds" characterized by "global competition, interconnectivity, smarter customers, and deregulation." He pointed out that the well-known merging of consumer electronics with computer systems, telecommunications, and broadcasting is leading to a "4G World" that joins devices, networks, and services into "an information convergence" that will require increasingly seamless connections. Increasing ubiquity of higher data transfer rates within the global wireless infrastructure will lead to a service roadmap three major stops: multimedia, dig... (more)

Overdue Innovation in Mobile

Why is the “collaborative source” development approach uniquely suited and required to drive innovation in the mobile-communications software stack? What are the early fruits of its impact? Out of the principles of open source and the particular market and legal constraints of the telecom world, a best-of-two-worlds approach is being forged: the collaborative source development model that is spawning overdue innovation in mobile. Openness in development, networks, and devices is encouraging wider, collaborative participation in accurately assessing real-world requirements and honing effective software solutions. At the same time – in an industry that until very recently was fully focused on proprietary software and heavily engaged in patents discussions, especially around 3G and 4G – major mobile players are now willing to engage in collabora... (more)

Juniper Networks Introduces Next Generation of Network Infrastructure

Juniper Networks has announced its next generation network infrastructure for the distributed enterprise, including new additions to the SRX Series Services Gateways and a new line of EX Series Ethernet Switches. The new SRX240 can deliver up to five times the security performance for half the cost of competitive alternatives and the new EX Series delivers enterprise-class gigabit access connectivity at a lower list price than equivalent devices. Offered as part of the Juniper Networks Distributed Enterprise Solutions with the Network and Security Manager (NSM) and JUNOS Software, customers can design and deploy efficient networks that provide industry leading performance and security at lower operational costs across locations of all sizes. “Organizations must deliver a complete set of business services to their geographically dispersed workforce without limiting ... (more)