Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5% increase from 2012, according to Gartner Inc. The market is being driven by a shift to lower-priced devices in nearly all device categories.
Gartner highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organisations in 2014 at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Kuala Lumpur.
While cloud computing has been positioned as a new way of computing that can improve efficiencies and save costs for enterprises, security and privacy have always been cited as the major impediments holding back many companies from adoption ... perhaps wrongly
It’s no secret that the role of the CIO has been evolving over the past few years as information technology becomes more central and strategic for many enterprises.
Mobile app stores will see annual downloads reach 102 billion in 2013, up from 64 billion in 2012, according to Gartner Inc. Total revenue in 2013 will reach US$26 billion, up from US$18 billion in 2012.
Asia Pacific CIOs are increasingly looking to enterprise architecture to help drive their digital strategy, according to Gartner Inc.
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe exhibited the highest smartphone growth rates of 74.1%, 55.7% and 31.6% respectively, according to Gartner Inc, while Microsoft edged out BlackBerry to take the No 3 spot.
Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75% of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, according to the Gartner Executive Programmes 2013 CIO Agenda survey.
Total IT spending in Malaysia is forecast to reach RM61.9 billion (US$19.3 billion) in 2013, up 6.4% over 2012. systems (RM1.7 billion). Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2013, a 2% increase from the 2012 spending of US$3.6 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
MDeC takes an interesting approach to help market its MSC Malaysia companies, while Cradle takes a back-to-basics approach to help strengthen its companies’ competitiveness, writes Karamjit Singh.