Take-up of smartphones in the still developing market of Thailand has been surging in recent times, more than doubling in sales from being just one in every five handsets less two years ago to more than two in five or 42% of overall volume sales in the last 12 months.
According to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, the Malaysia PC market increased by 18% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013 (Q1 2013) but declined by the same percentage tear-on-year (YoY) to reach 898,000 units for the quarter.
The growth in the use of electronic payment products, such as credit and debit cards, added US$4.2 billion (RM13.17 billion) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Malaysia, according to a study conducted for Visa by Moody’s Analytics, an independent provider of economic forecasting.
Asia Pacific's mobile payment transaction value is expected to grow 38% in 2013 to reach US$74 billion, according to Gartner Inc.
The 2H12 Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) market in Malaysia increased 14% to US$47.5 million, compared to 1H12; overall, revenue in 2012 hit US$89.2 million, a 22.5% growth on a year-over-year basis, IDC Malaysia said.
Cisco notes results provides a 'reality check' to Malaysian IT professionals 27% of respondents equated visibility of IT department into company's business initiatives to 'a foggy day in London'
Consumers in South-East Asia continue to snap up mobile handsets at a rapid pace, with the smartphone segment moving at hyperspace speed, according to the latest survey findings from GfK Asia.
Research firm Ovum has forecast that social messaging apps will cost operators US$32.6 billion in 2013, growing to over US$86 billion in 2020, with pace in the space picking up this year.
Asia Pacific PC shipments totaled 27.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a 10.3% decline from the first quarter in 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
The proliferation of social media along with rising popularity for Internet-connected devices has hit another electronic gadget which is seeing surging adoption across South-East Asia, according to market research firm GfK.