Big data has been considered the domain of enterprise organisations and not necessarily a relevant challenge or opportunity for midmarket companies. A Dell Software survey of big data initiatives in the midmarket, however, reveals just the opposite.
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, has released its Data Center 2025: Exploring the Possibilities report, summarising four months of global research designed to identify the industry’s vision of the data centre in the year 2025.
Most local businesses (75%), primarily from the IT sector, believe that the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) system is a better form of indirect tax compared with the current Sales and Service Tax (SST) model, according to a survey by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
IDC's preliminary results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market declined 8% sequentially and 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 to reach 23.8 million units, coming in marginally lower than IDC's initial forecasts.
According to the January and February 2014 reports from global market research firm GfK, which started tracking retail sales of smartwatches this year, the smartwatch market was already worth around US$345,000 in the first two months of 2014.
IDC said that Malaysian organisations are in the early days of mobility adoption and only 40% are planning to take steps to develop proper mobility strategies to support their business.
The printer consumable market in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region declined 2.4% sequentially and 4.6% year-on-year to reach US$1.65 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to IDC.
Server revenues in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region grew a modest 1.3% to total US$9,985 million in 2013, coming in just short of the magical US$10 billion mark, according to IDC.
Malaysia will continue as the second-largest BI market in Asean, after Singapore, reaching US$30.4 million by 2017, according to Gartner Inc, while the market in Asia Pacific itself is expected to grow 7.4% to reach almost US$1.4 billion in revenue in 2014 and more than US$1.6 billion by 2017.
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end-users totalled 968 million units in 2013, an increase of 42.3% from 2012, according to Gartner Inc.