IDC's preliminary results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market increased 2% from last quarter and declined 10% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, to reach 24.3 million units.
Research and analyst firm IDC said that in 2013, it observed several high-profile management movements among the major middleware vendors as they restructured to be more relevant and aligned themselves closer to the marketplace, putting a dent in customers' confidence.
IDC expects the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market to surge to US$659 million in 2018, at a five-year CAGR of 89% as UCaaS service providers intensify their sales and marketing campaigns.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Analysis of The Internet of Things Market in Asia Pacific, expects The Internet of Things (IoT) market to be one of the fastest growing segments in the Asia Pacific technology industry.
Network upgrades, digitisation in emerging economies and coverage of important live events, as well as focus on video quality and bandwidth efficiency, have lent impetus to the global broadcast and digital terrestrial television (DTT) video encoders market.
Media tablets continue to be in strong demand across the South-East Asian countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines in 2014 as consumers bought over 3.6 million of the popular gadget in the first four months of this year.
Security software spending in Malaysia reached US$83.7 million in 2013, an increase of 12.9% over 2012, according to Gartner Inc. Meanwhile, worldwide security software revenue totalled US$19.9 billion in 2013, a 4.9% increase from the 2012 revenue of US$19 billion.
The latest IDC’s enterprise software forecast shows that the upcoming implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2015 is one of the key drivers for growth in the Malaysian enterprise application (EA) market.
IDC said it expects the Asia Pacific BYOD (bring your own device) market to continue strong growth in 2014 and into 2015 as consumer smartphone and tablet continue gain market across the region.
Emerging markets in Asia show the fastest programmatic growth in 2014 with a total spend of over US$500 million, up 73% from 2013, according to a new study by Magna Global.