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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.