Malaysian CIOs face more favourable conditions than many of their peers when it comes to establishing themselves as digital leaders, according to Gartner Inc’s 2016 CIO Agenda survey.
The modernisation and digitalisation of the Thai agricultural sector is driving growth in IT spending to 7.02%, according to 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.
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.
Each year, organisations increase spending on cybersecurity protection to keep their businesses, their data and their users’ data safe.
US technology giant Dell Inc is expecting a rather ‘flattish growth’ in Malaysia for next year, as companies increasingly feel the effects of the volatile currency exchange rates.
In a candid conversation with DNA, former Pikom chairman Cheah Kok Hoong reflects on what he could have done better, and his hopes for the association.
The National ICT Association on Malaysia (Pikom) remains “cautiously optimistic” that the industry will grow by 12-14% in 2016, despite various challenges.
Retailers seeking to capitalise on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend an estimated US$2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs, nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated US$670 million spend, according to new data from Juniper Research.
The strong greenback and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 have hurt demand for ICT goods and services in the country, but the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) expects renewed spending in the fourth quarter of this year.