Line’s business accounts go global – and they’re free

JapanLine, the messaging app superstar whose press releases constantly thwart my attempts at inbox zero, has a new announcement which is sure to please entrepreneurs. Line@, the company’s version of a corporate account is going global. Signing up for the account, available via the separate Line@ app (iOS or Android), is free and multiple individuals from a single orgainzation can use their official one simultaneously.

Japan SMEs see Thailand as route to ASEAN

The Nation/Asia News Network–Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises in various manufacturing and service sectors are looking at using Thailand as a base for expansion into other ASEAN markets. Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukavanich said that under Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy to help SMEs invest overseas, many companies wanted to expand into Thailand because of the two countries’ close relations and their view that Thailand is a center for ASEAN linkage.

Axiata Malaysia implements ERP with BVP

Axiata Malaysia’s subsidiary Multinet has used Business Value Planning (BVP) to successfully implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) in its organisation. Multinet, an independent telecommunication solution provider in Pakistan operates a nationwide optical fiber cable network, connecting major cities across Pakistan. It was acquired by Axiata Malaysia in year 2005 and struggled with ERP implementation following this strategic move.

Alibaba’s latest mobile messaging effort: Social networking for businesses

BEIJING – China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, is piloting a mobile messaging app aimed at marrying social networking with business, an Alibaba spokeswoman said on Friday, as the company expands its enterprise services. The app, called DingTalk, was quietly made available in December and is still in beta testing, according to its website. ( Capable of carrying conference calls and group messaging, DingTalk targets small- and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are already Alibaba’s customers.

Google Korea ad platform empowers small business

Google Korea said Tuesday that it will seek collaboration with small and medium-sized enterprises by helping them expand into overseas markets. “Google wants to empower small businesses here in Korea, and enable them to succeed by taking them global,” said John Lee, country director of Google Korea, during a press event in Seoul.

Singapore SMB turns to Office 365 for mobility, savings

Korvac Holdings has successfully migrated to Office 365 for its 200 employees in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Microsoft Singapore. As half of Korvac employees work remotely in Singapore or out of other offices around the region, the company found that it needed a way for employees to better collaborate and communicate in a fast and efficient manner.

Blackberry says Samsung partnership to help grow India enterprise customer business

NEW DELHI: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has said that its mobile device management security partnership with South Korean conglomerate Samsung will help it increase its enterprise customer base in India. Samsung’s significant presence in the Indian market, including in the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD segment, will help expand Blackberry’s reach in the country, Sunil Lalvani, Blackberry India’s managing director Sunil Lalvani told ET.

Google India bullish on SMBs sector

CHANDIGARH: With mobile internet users growing by leaps and bounds, Google India today said India is a “strategic market” for it for offering solutions to small medium businesses (SMB) to help them grow.  “India is a strategic market for Google and we are committed to invest in solutions that cater to the needs of SMBs in India,” said Suryanarayana Kodukulla, Head of SMB sales, Google India here.

Tech Mahindra build enterprise social network platform; to roll out to clients

MUMBAI: Tech Mahindra has launched an internal social networking site, to aid communication and collaboration with its nearly 1 lakh employees, and is looking to pitch the platform to customers in the next few months.  Enterprise social networking has boomed over the last few years, as companies look to gain the benefits of internal collaboration without the danger of proprietary information being leaked onto public social networking platforms.

Google to launch an app for small ventures which are looking to leave a digital footprint

CHENNAI: Google is bringing an internationally tried and tested application to India, targeting small firms that are looking to leave a digital footprint. The app is primed to draw business owners who own smartphones, but do not use online platforms to popularise their ventures. “We are looking at the local cab operator, the grocer, the small-time real estate developer, education companies and the like,” said Suryanarayana Kodukulla, Head of Small and Medium Businesses, Google India.

Australian SMEs set to adopt Cloud accounting en masse

Australian SME’s are overwhelmingly adopting Cloud accounting platforms with 96 per cent of businesses looking to increase expenditure on the software. According to a recent survey by Wolters Kluwer, CCH in Australia, Australian SMEs are displaying a highly positive attitude to Cloud computing whether they are users or not, with 87 per cent citing security and functionality as the key drivers for Cloud investment from an accounting perspective. More than 96 per cent of Australian SMEs are also intending to increase expenditure in the near future as they embrace digital disruption.

Top 30 Indian B2B software product companies with total market cap over $6 billion

India is at the threshold of a third wave of IT entrepreneurship. First came IT services, from companies like TCS, Infosys, and Wipro. Then came a wave of internet and mobile consumer services, from the likes of MakeMyTrip to Flipkart and Ola. The next wave will be B2B software product companies, according to iSPIRT (Indian Software Product Industry Roundtable), a non-profit think tank which has just released an index of the top 30 such companies.

96 Percent of Australian SMEs Intend to Increase Expenditure on Cloud Computing From Accounting Perspective

Sydney, 6 November 2014 – According to a recent survey by Wolters Kluwer, CCH in Australia, Australian SMEs are displaying a highly positive attitude to cloud computing whether they are users or not, with 87 percent citing security and functionality as the key drivers for cloud investment from an accounting perspective. Over 96 percent of Australian SMEs are also intending to increase expenditure in the near future as they embrace digital disruption.

HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ

[SAN FRANCISCO] Hewlett-Packard has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. HP is expected to sell at least 51 per cent of the business, H3C Technologies Co, which could be worth roughly US$5 billion in a full sale, the business daily said. HP declined to comment on the report.

Authorities found copyright infringement in reputable enterprises, from VN

Among the violators were Ho Chi Minh City-based Anh Duong Company Limited, known for famous Vinasun taxi trademark; Bien Hoa Sugar Company, based in Dong Nai Province’s Bien Hoa 1 Industrial Zone; and Saigon-My Xuan Paper Corporation, based in My Xuan A Industrial Zone in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. At the headquarters of those enterprises, the authorities discovered a big quantity of Microsoft software which had been used without authorisation, besides to diverse other software copies like AutoCAD, Adobe and more.

Enterprise S/w mkt to grow by 13%, from India

GOA, INDIA: The enterprise software market in India is projected to reach $4.2 billion in 2014, a 13 per cent increase over 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to total $4.7 billion in 2015. Compounding the demand for enterprise software is the ongoing tendency for greater customer services along with the continued drive for IT cost savings.

Cyberview Leads Cyberjaya Malaysia SME Technopreneurs to Dubai GITEX 2014

CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, Oct.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Malaysia will showcase two of its top Technology SMEs – CRUiSE GPS SYSTEMS SDN BHD & TERATO TECH SDN BHD from Cyberjaya, the emerging Global Technology Hub; led by Cyberview Sdn Bhd. With a mission to explore market opportunities, meeting global technology players for potential business investments and partnerships, Cyberjaya SMEs will leverage on GITEX Technology Week 2014 as it is the ICT gateway to the Middle East and South Asian Region. It is scheduled to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Samsung offers enterprise support for all devices, systems

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced plans to offer large customers a one-stop shop of support and management for devices and services across the board, pitching itself as the single service provider enterprises will need for help with everything from smartphones to printers. Samsung’s first entry into services, dubbed ‘360 Services for Business’, is aimed squarely at the partnership signed in July between Apple and IBM, which sees IBM support and manage Apple’s consumer-popular products for its enterprise clients.,samsung-offers-enterprise-support-for-all-devices-systems.aspx

Samsung takes on Apple, IBM partnership — by itself

Instead of partnering with a big services company to help business users, Samsung has decided to go it alone. The South Korean electronics giant on Tuesday unveiled its first entrée into services, called Samsung 360 Services for Business. The operations will allow it to support enterprise customers using everything from smartphones to printers — and the devices don’t even have to be made by Samsung. It will be a one-stop-shop for enterprise customers who need tech help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors.

HCC 2014: Huawei sets $10B target for enterprise group

SHANGHAI — Huawei’s enterprise unit was formed just three years ago, but the Chinese company has big ambitions for the unit. The company has set a target of $10 billion in revenues by 2017, a significant increase compared to the $2.5 billion that the business unit generated in 2013. The goal for this year is to reach $3.5 billion. Globally, Huawei’s revenues totaled $39.5 billion in 2013, with the “Americas” region counting for 13% of the total. The Americas region was No. 4 for the company behind Europe, Middle East and Africa (36%); China (35%); and Asia Pacific (16%).