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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 Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A study conducted by GlobalWebIndex reveals China is the country with the world’s highest mobile purchase penetration rate. Fifty-five percent of Internet users in the country made a purchase via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2012.  South Korea comes in second with 37 percent.  Read Original Content According to managed consulting firm Condition Zebra, Malaysia has los... (more)

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. 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! 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 Origina... (more)

OK Labs Appoints Atish Gude to Board of Directors

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) announced the appointment of Atish Gude to the company's Board of Directors. A seasoned mobile broadband executive, Gude brings more than a decade of strategic telecommunications experience to the OK Labs Board. Most recently, Gude served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Clearwire Corporation, a leading provider of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. With his strong mobile operator background, Gude's director role reinforces OK Labs' comprehensive, end-to-end vision of the mobile/wireless ecosystem, from handset software to operator services to the end-user experience. "Atish brings deep operator-side expertise and broad industry insight to our board," said OK Labs President and CEO Steve Subar. "His tenure with the carrier segment of telecoms, especi... (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)

The Future Is...Not Quite Yet

A wise man once said, "The future is very different from the past, particularly in one important respect: it hasn't happened yet." However sensible that may sound, the more you navigate around the wireless space the more you'd be forgiven for thinking that, on the contrary, it's just some crackpot theory. Because - just read the ads - the future is here, the future is now, the future is bright...and above all, needless to say, the future is wireless. We're awash with it. The future, I mean. 3G, nay, sometimes even 4G, is mentioned daily. The so-called wireless Internet is alive and well and living on a gazillion cell phones and wireless devices of every conceivable shape and color. Bandwidth of such breadth is so ubiquitously available that streaming video itself is now a gimme. Even digital paper is here, so that we can write or draw anything we please and send it ... (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)

Mobile Application Stores: What's the Operator's Play

Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones.  Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are trying to catch up.  In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer community to create new applications for its user base. At the myTouch 3G launch, Google announced that there are more than 5,000 applications in the Android Marketplace. Recently joining the party is the LG Application Store, initially targeting markets in Asia.  But if mobile application uptake continues to center on smartphone application stores, how wi... (more)

First Open Source 4G Mobile Cloud Platform

Cloud Computing Journal Funambol introduced the world's first open source 4G (fourth-generation) mobile cloud platform for device management and synchronization. The platform enables management of mobile devices, and synchronization of diverse mobile media, over WiMax and LTE with social networks, email systems and PCs. The company's software leverages the prevailing Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) standards for device management (DM) and data synchronization (DS). Funambol is working with some of the largest companies in the industry to deploy innovative 4G mobile cloud sync services over the coming months. "4G will usher in new mobile services, such as live video, videoconferencing and HD movies," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "As a result, 4G's increased bandwidth and sensitivity requires even more need for mobile device management and sync. It must be easy... (more)

LTE vs. WiMAX. Duel to the Death or Different Strokes for Different Purposes?

4G Technology Journal on Ulitzer Google the phrase "LTE vs. WiMAX," and the results might lead you to think there's a battle royal going on out there - say, like the one over what to do with the U.S.'s crazy quilt of medical insurance. Here's a sampling: T he 4G Wireless War LTE vs WiMAX: A Little 4G Sibling Rivalry Why LTE Vs. WiMAX Isn't Your Typical Standards Battle LTE vs WiMAX: SPRINT CTO attacks LTE, but admits WiMAX harder This WiMAX vs LTE battle...like the US Democratic Presidential race LTE vs. WiMAX: The Battle Is in the Market, Not the Lab ... Face-off: LTE vs. WiMAX And that's just from the first 10 hits. The truth is, 4G wireless technology evolution isn't a "Betamax vs VHS" winner-take-all competition. In fact, it's not, properly speaking, a competition at all. It's an engineering question. And like all engineering questions, choosing technology depen... (more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spirit of the holidays, how about a quick look at how SANta leverages cloud technologies to support his global operations. Many in IT think that SANta bases his operations out of the North Pole as it is convenient for him to cool all of his servers, storage, networks and telecom equipment (which ... (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)