IT Spending

IT security spending: A budget drain or a necessary drag?
IT budgets are a finite resource while cybersecurity spending seems to be constantly ballooning. What’s a poor CIO to do?
Flat worldwide IT spending in 2016, some growth in Malaysia and Singapore: Gartner
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totalling US$3.41 trillion, according to Gartner Inc, with Malaysia and Singapore among the exceptions.
Economic slowdown = opportunity for Brocade
Brocade aims to grow its business in Malaysia by double-digits this financial year, believing it can only benefit from the current economic slowdown.
Malaysia to record APAC’s highest IT spend growth in 2016: Gartner
IT spending in Malaysia is forecast to reach about US$16 billion, up 7.6% over 2015, well above the average 4.5% for Asia Pacific, according to Gartner Inc.  
Digitalisation to drive Asia’s higher education IT spending to US$10.4bil
IT spending in the higher education sector in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) will increase from US$8.7 billion in 2015 to US$10.4 billion in 2019, a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%, according to IDC.
UEM Group jolts Malaysia’s lacklustre IT market with US$26.5mil tender
UEM Group has jolted the IT market in Malaysia with an RFP valued north of US$26.5mil. Karamjit Singh has the story.
Malaysia IT spending to increase 7.5% in 2015: Gartner
Malaysia’s IT spending is expected to increase to RM65.1 billion (US$17.9 billion) in 2015, a 7.5% rise from last year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc.
Malaysia’s budget cuts: IT sector to feel the pain
The Malaysian Government’s move to cut its growth forecast and revise its national budget for 2015 to take into account tumbling global crude oil prices is expected to have an impact on several areas in the ICT sector, according to industry observers.
Five drivers for APAC IT services spending in 2015: IDC
IDC's 2014 IT Services Survey results reveal that the top five focus areas for IT services spending in the coming 12 months are IT infrastructure resources consolidation; security enhancement; IT-enabled business innovation; social applications; and big data and analytics.
Plantronics opens rep office in Jakarta
Plantronics has opened a representative office in Jakarta, which will oversee and support its growing pool of channel partners and customers in Indonesia.
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