IDC Asia/Pacific

AI to nearly double the rate of innovation in Malaysia by 2021
Microsoft study analyses how Malaysia is embracing AI and its impact on the country’s businesses and economy.
Spending on mobile solutions projected to surpass US$410 billion in 2018
The IDC Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide reports that APeJ spending on mobility will continue growing for years.
Digital transformation to contribute US$10bil to Malaysia GDP by 2021
IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that approximately 45% of Malaysia’s GDP will be derived from digital products or services by 2021.
IDC announces best smart city initiatives in Asia Pacific
Intensified competition in the region shows cities are constantly contending for limited resources.
When it comes to security, screw the ROI and just do it!
It’s only normal for business leaders to be concerned about the ROI on any money they spend, but that’s missing the point when it comes to cybersecurity, says an IDC analyst.
It’s a hybrid cloud world in SEA: IDC study
70% of enterprises in South-East Asian countries will commit to a hybrid cloud strategy, according to IDC.
Asia will lead in mobility spending: IDC
Enterprise and consumer spending on mobile devices and related software and services in Asia Pacific excluding Japan will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% from US$514 billion in 2015 to US$578 billion by 2019, according to IDC’s new Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide.
Asia’s public cloud spend to double, outpacing overall IT spend by 6x
Spending on public cloud services in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) will grow at a 22.9% CAGR from nearly US$7 billion in 2015 to US$15 billion in 2019, according to IDC.
APAC organisations can see US$65bil productivity boost with data: IDC
Organisations that can analyse all relevant data and deliver actionable information can expect to achieve an extra US$65 billion in productivity benefits over their less analytically-oriented peers by 2020.  
Singaporean SMEs Part 3: The view up there
The final article of a three-part series on Singaporean SMEs and digital transformation looks at how successful government programmes have been.
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