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Cisco academy programme hones in on IoT as APAC shortage looms
Cisco said it would deliver a new portfolio for its Cisco Networking Academy programme to address a critical shortfall of skills in key new areas, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial networking.
Smartphones drive down digital camera sales in Singapore: GfK
Compact system cameras, also known as mirrorless cameras, turned in a positive performance in 2013, garnering 2.6% growth in volume sales over 2012 amidst a downsizing trend in the overall digital still camera (DSC) market in Singapore.
Malaysia’s IT spending to grow 10% in 2014, outpacing APAC: Gartner
Malaysia's total IT spending is forecast to grow 10.2% to reach almost RM69.8 billion (US$21.24 billion) in 2014, said Gartner Inc, while total IT spending in the Asia Pacific region is forecast to reach US$758 billion in 2014, up 4.2% from 2013.
Malaysian IT market expected to hit US$10bil in 2014: IDC
IDC sees Malaysia having strong growth prospects for technology in 2014, with the Malaysian IT market anticipated to cross the US$10-billion mark, creating a wealth of opportunities locally. However, while the growth prospects are there, IDC cautions that the flooding of technology only serves one part of the fundamental necessity for the ‘third platform’ of technology to proliferate.
Internet of Things: Installed base of 26bil units by 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020, representing an almost 30-fold increase from 900 million in 2009, according to Gartner Inc.
Deeper concerns for Malaysian PC market: IDC
According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, the 3Q13 (third quarter, 2013) Malaysia PC market decreased by 25% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) but increased by 2% year-on-year (YoY) to reach 641,000 units for the quarter.
One billion LTE connections by 2017, according to GSMA study
The number of 4G-LTE (Fourth Generation-Long Term Evolution) connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by 2017, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, matching an earlier forecast by Ericsson.
Online sharing rules consumer electronics decisions in Malaysia
Online sharing appears to be the most influential source of information for Malaysians when purchasing consumer electronic products, according to the latest Text100 Digital Index: APAC Consumer Electronics Study.
Customer support: APAC consumers turn to video and social media
The latest Avaya Asia Pacific Customer Experience Index showed that Asia Pacific consumers prefer multichannel communications in customer service, with video emerging as a new customer service channel, and social media continuing to grow and deliver great customer satisfaction scores.
Smartphones now make up more than half of all mobile phone sales
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end-users totalled 455.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.7% from the same period last year, according to Gartner Inc. Sales of smartphones accounted for 55% of overall mobile phone sales in that period, and reached their highest share to date.
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