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Tablet sales in Vietnam surged by 233% in first half: GfK
The tablet craze that is currently taking the world by storm has also infected the less-developed country of Vietnam, where demand has been consecutively trending up at a considerable pace in the last four quarters to reach a total of 294,000 units sold in the last 12 months, said market research firm GfK.
Cloud stoking demand for network security in Asia Pacific: Frost & Sullivan
Virtualisation and the popularity of cloud computing have thrown up numerous challenges for enterprise networks, with threat exposure being one of them. The spurt in security requirements saw the Asia Pacific network security market grow by 5.7% in 2012 year-on-year and 7% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2012.
APAC smartphone sales up 74%, Microsoft takes No 3 spot globally
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe exhibited the highest smartphone growth rates of 74.1%, 55.7% and 31.6% respectively, according to Gartner Inc, while Microsoft edged out BlackBerry to take the No 3 spot.
Private sector hunkers down, but govt IT budgets rise: Gartner
Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75% of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, according to the Gartner Executive Programmes 2013 CIO Agenda survey.
Market investments in APAC contact centres to rise sharply: Frost
While 2012 was a subdued year for the Asia Pacific contact centre applications market, steady growth is expected after 2013 as the region shakes off the lingering effects of the global economic downturn, says Frost & Sullivan.
Malaysia IT spend to grow 6.4% and hit US$19.3bil in 2013: Gartner
Total IT spending in Malaysia is forecast to reach RM61.9 billion (US$19.3 billion) in 2013, up 6.4% over 2012. systems (RM1.7 billion). Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2013, a 2% increase from the 2012 spending of US$3.6 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
In SEA, laptops and tablets see uptrend in sales: GfK
In the last 12 months, demand for laptops and tablets grew to hit combined sales of nearly 14.2 million across six of the region’s key markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines – reflecting a 32% growth in volume sales compared to the previous year.
Gen Y in committed relationship with smartphones: Cisco
The intense and inseparable relationship the Generation Y segment has with their smartphones and staying connected was further underlined by the findings of a recent survey by Cisco.
All the more reason for contact centre analytics, says Frost
The Asia Pacific contact centre analytics market is well set to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% to reach US$159.8 million by 2018 due to excellent growth drivers that are present in regional markets, says Frost & Sullivan.
Tablet market in Malaysia grew 61% in first 5mths: GfK
Nearly 450,000 tablets flew off Malaysian shelves from January to May this year, over 170,000 or 61% more compared to the first five months of last year.
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