IDC Government Insights predicts that several regional authorities will develop new sourcing models for transformational ICT such as ‘third platform technologies’ (cloud, big data, mobility and social business); smart city programmes; and for connected smart machines and intelligent sensors leading to the eventual construct of Internet of Things (IoT) landscapes.
Fresh off a 2014 that saw its business volume double and revenue move up 85% year on year, London-based cloud communications provider Nexmo is planning to significantly increase the size of its team in Asia, in a bid to secure a larger piece of the growing regional pie.
The new benchmark for spending on ‘new’ categories of technology, as opposed to spending on ‘business-as-usual,’ is 25% in the banking industry, according to IDC Financial Insights.
The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).
The global financial industry will spend US$6.57 billion on software and IT services for credit risk management in 2014, representing 17.9% of the total investments on all risk management software and services spending, according to IDC Financial Insights.
According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 327.6 million units during the third quarter of 2014 (Q3 2014).
Epson said IDC has named it the No 1 Point-of-Sale (POS) printer manufacturer in South-East Asia for the fifth year running.
Consumer market facing rising cost of living and limited budgets Key to growing the IoT business is to create value for consumers
Wearable technologies will boost smart mobile government (Smart mGovt) projects and consequently pave the way for public sector Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems, according to an IDC Government Insights report.
Large smartphones (or smartphone-tablet combos otherwise known as phablets) are already a growing trend in Asia, having outshipped notebooks and tablets last year, according to IDC.