Gain insights into business mobility

Gain insights into business mobility

Summary: We've launched a new site dedicated to business mobility. businessMOBILE Asia is targeted at senior IT decision makers, business management and influencers of business mobility technology.

TOPICS: Mobility

We've launched a new site dedicated to business mobility. businessMOBILE Asia is targeted at senior IT decision makers, business management and influencers of business mobility technology.

Market research has shown that there is a lot of interest among working professionals and organizations in utilizing mobile technologies. However, technology adoption in the corporate environment has been slow due to the uncertainty of its potential applications and business benefits.

Our editorial objective is to simplify the decision-making process by providing you with news updates, case studies, buying advice and technology guides. Read our reviews of the latest notebooks, handhelds and phones targeted at business professionals. And check out the collection of free and trial software, including games, utilities and business applications. Select according to your platform, such as Palm, PocketPC, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and BlackBerry, and discover what else you can do with your mobile phone or PDA.

Mobile applications development for business is still in its infancy, and for those like OCBC that have jumped on the bandwagon, it's a story of trial and error, at least for now. But that's where businessMOBILE Asia comes in. We'll carry case studies of early adopters like OCBC and share their experiences with you.

What has been your experience? Read the lessons OCBC learnt in mobile banking, and tell us what you think.

Don't forget our resource centers on hot topics like mobile commerce and mobile security, and gain insights into the world of mobility through the eyes of our industry bloggers: Wireless Watch by Aloysius Choong; The M Files by Lee Lup Yuen; and Emerging India by Satyan Mishra. Stay tuned for more global and regional updates from other industry insiders, such as Mobilizing China by Ori Elraviv, a strong advocate of entrepreneurship in China and a keen observer of mobile developments in the Middle Kingdom.

Topic: Mobility


Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

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  • Hi Isabelle, I find it rather strange that the local banks and on the whole, the local market is not really reacting to the 'free' wireless access that the Singapore government is putting up and right now in place and in use.

    There are some issues to be tackled like web access for small form factor wi-fi devices and 2FA security. For those banks that use SMS 2FA systems, would there be a conflict of security when the same device I use as the wireless internet device is also my 2FA device?

    I think the local market is not really reacting very positively to the introduction of wireless internet. For one, looking through the wireless@SG website, I do not have a list of useful 'WAP-like' website I can use for the mobile devices' screen size (O2/Dopod PDA phones with WiFi connection comes to mind). And accessing the full screen webpages of the same website just make the whole experience slower.

    I am of the opinion that, we should have another access portal like the WAP days that is devoid of images and just have links to allow us to quickly do our business using the free Wi-Fi access. If there is such pages around, then I think the IT marketing services of our industry is not doing their job well.

    The main aim of wireless@SG initiative is to allow the local market to grow the content industry. As far as I am concerned, it is not happening, and if it is, nothing is evidently shown to be so.