Lenovo looks to boost enterprise segment growth, in India

Indialivemint — New Delhi: Chinese computer technology company Lenovo Group Ltd is betting on India’s e-commerce sector to accelerate growth for its enterprise segment which sells servers and storage, catering to the networking needs of web companies. Taking on the bigger rivals including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Inc. with the renewed India strategy, the company is eyeing a bigger piece of India’s datacenter infrastructure market.


China planning its own ‘secure’ smartphones

ChinaTimes of India — NEW YORK: As China, the world’s largest smartphone market, grows wary of US surveillance, it is mulling its own “secure” smartphones in an attempt to insulate them from surveillance. The effort — another step in the country’s quest to build a homegrown tech industry — would involve state-owned companies as well as some of the private players, the Wall Street Journal reported.


China Telecom, SAP launch front-office platform for Chinese SMBs

ChinaTelecom Asia — Targeting retailers and wholesale distributors as well as business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies, SAP Anywhere is a front-office solution specifically tailored to the e-commerce needs of SMBs with 10 to 500 employees. It enables SMBs to monetize digital sales channels by using a full set of customer experience and commerce features, including inventory control and insight, online marketplace management and business and customer engagement.


APAC firms see IT at the heart of their business

APACEnterprise Innovation — More than half (54%) of firms in Asia-Pacific and Japan now view their IT teams to be at the heart of their business and believe IT is fundamental to their success, according to a recent survey by HP. In addition, 87% of lines of business executives in APJ understand that they need to collaborate with the IT department in order to meet business objectives.


Deskera Named #1 Integrated Business App In Southeast Asia

SingaporeVulcan Post — Deskera, the Singapore-based company is a provider of cloud-based integrated business software, and was recently named the #1 Integrated Business Application as a Service in Southeast Asia. In the historically security- and control-conscious Asia-Pacific market, many business leaders are beginning to warm up to the idea of cloud-based services.


SAP to SMEs: Invest in ‘digital economy’ to stay in the game

APACBusiness Mirror — Singapore: During the company’s just-concluded media summit here, SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) President Adaire Fox-Martin said that gone are the days of the so-called industrial economy, when everything was done in a manual way, or the whole series of mechanical-based process had enabled the movement of goods and services.


Alibaba boss calls on Western SMEs to enter Chinese market

ChinaThe Star — LONDON: Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese online commerce giant Alibaba, urged small and medium-sized Western companies to take advantage of China’s expanding middle-class by entering the country’s markets. “In the next 10-20 years, we believe there will be half-a-billion middle class people (in China),” he told the UK-China Business Summit, which was held in London on the fringes of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit.


The sky’s the limit: Cloud services market for enterprises in China tipped to double to US$3.8b by 2020

ChinaSCMP — The public cloud services market for enterprises on the Chinese mainland is poised for rapid growth in the next five years, driven by strong demand from small businesses and the extensive reach of domestic e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. A new study by Forrester Research predicted this domestic industry will expand to US$3.8 billion by 2020, more than double the US$1.8 billion estimated for last year.


Microsoft and HKT to empower SMBs in Hong Kong for the new world of work

Hong KongMIS Asia — Microsoft recently partnered telco HKT to enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Hong Kong to thrive in the new world of work and be more competitive. According to Microsoft, the new world of work requires businesses, especially SMBs, to be more responsive, embrace mobility and improve security.


APJ reduces enterprise hardware budget

APACMIS Asia — APJ businesses prioritise reducing time to market for new products and services as well as reduction in enterprise hardware budget, according to a new study from IDC. The study identified faster time to market and new channels of delivery and engagement such as eCommerce and mCommerce as the top two business drivers for flash.


China Motor employs cloud computing to manage multinational operations

ChinaNetwork Aasia — China Motor is employing SmartCLOUD, taking advantage of the platform’s dense network and ubiquitous bandwidth in the Greater China Region. The firm has incorporated its ERP system into 40 branch offices in Greater China, establishing a foundation to develop the new market, while enhancing management efficiency and reducing HR costs. China Motor was established in 1969 and began technology exchanges with Mitsubishi Motors in 1970 to produce a variety of car and motorcycle parts.


Huawei Bags a ‘Hat-Trick’ at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015

ChinaPRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Huawei has been honored with The Enterprise Data Center, The Internet Data Center and The Modular Deployment awards at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015. This awards ceremony was held on September 16th at the Marina Bay Sands, as part of Singapore Data Center Week. Winning the Enterprise Data Center Award was Huawei Langfang Cloud Data Center.


Snapdeal to invest $100 million in Shopo

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: E-commerce major Snapdeal will invest $100 million (about Rs 665 crore) in Shopo as it looks to build up the recently launched venture into a one million seller-strong platform.  Launched in July, Shopo is a mobile-only platform, which aims to bring small and medium businesses (SMBs) that cannot register on bigger e-commerce portals.


Asia’s SMEs need growth capital to become more competitive: ADB

APACEnterprise Innovation — Asia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need finance to help them grow into dynamic, internationally competitive companies. This is key to strong, sustainable growth in Asia as the world recovers from the recent global economic slowdown, says a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).


Twitter launches self-service ads platform for SMBs in India

IndiaTimes of India — MUMBAI: Twitter launched the self-service advertising platform to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in India. According to a statement, Twitter has expanded the platform reach of Twitter Ads globally from 33 countries to over 200 countries.  The release said SMBs from India to Iceland can more effectively reach their target audiences on Twitter in 15 languages. In addition, Twitter also announced the total active advertisers, including SMBs to be approximately 100,000.


NTT Communications to Greatly Expand Microsoft Dynamics® AX ERP Solutions on Enterprise Cloud

JapanBusiness Wire — TOKYO: NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, announced today it will greatly expand Microsoft Dynamics AX on Enterprise Cloud, the cloud-based ERP solution provided on NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud service. New features will be available by October 1 and include additional templates for five types of industries/purposes, strengthened support for deployment in 12 Asian countries/regions, and compatibility with hybrid clouds.


VMWare Eyes $2.3 Billion India Enterprise Mobility Market

IndiaNDTV — US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country.


Mobility to transform biz processes, says VMware

IndiaDeccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”


APAC firms want to move apps to cloud, but lack data to determine opportune time

APACSome 35 percent of Asia-Pacific organizations do not have the necessary data to determine when it is more cost-effective to deploy their application in the cloud or within their own datacentres.  According to survey findings released Thursday by F5 Networks, 45 percent of businesses in the region operated up to 200 applications, while 8 percent deployed more than 3,000 applications. The study polled 3,200 IT decision makers across Asia-Pacific to analyse their existing and future use of application services.

The New Hybrid Cloud: Aligning IT and Lines of Business with Dynamic Hybrid Environments

apac 2PR Newswire Asia — MOUNTAIN VIEW:  Enterprises have struggled for years with how to balance the escalating needs of line-of-business employees with the resource constraints that force IT to deploy new technologies in a more deliberate manner. Corporate business units sometimes find themselves circumventing approved IT procurement processes to gain the SaaS services they need to work effectively. But doing so can introduce unintended consequences, such as security and compliance risks, into the enterprise.