Despite its challenges, Indonesia is a huge market and it is the No 1 PC market in South-East Asia for the company, according to Lenovo Indonesia SMB lead Irene Santosa.
Creating a special sandbox for retailers of a single race does not level the playing field, argues A. Asohan.
Riding on the back of a 380% growth in unit sales of Android-based devices last year and increased demand for gaming hardware, Singapore’s homegrown IT retail giant Challenger rejigged more than 4,000 sq ft of its flagship retail store at Funan DigitalLife mall to offer dedicated retail spaces for these products.
Pikom has to find the next big consumer wave to replace its ebbing PC Fair. Can it succeed?
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) said it empathizes with IT retailers – 100 of whom have threatened to form a break-away association -- and the issues they face, but urged them to “move up the value chain.”
About 100 IT retailers have declared their intention to form an association that would be separate from and independent of the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom), saying that they needed a more dedicated platform to raise issues related specifically to the retail industry.