IT spending in Asia Pacific is forecast to reach US$740 billion in 2013, an 8.2% increase over 2012 spending of US$684 billion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc.
MALAYSIANS' propensity for social shopping stands out on a global scale, coming in second place behind Indonesia which took the top spot with 78%, according to a Rakuten survey of the 12 countries it operates in.
According to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of 4G-capable smartphones are expected to grow by more than 400% in 2013.
According to a study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions and Yesmail Interactive, marketers worldwide are continuing to invest in making sense of the surge of data produced by digital interactions with customers.
Business intelligence (BI) software revenue in Malaysia is forecast to reach RM114.5 million (US$37 million) in 2013, a 9% increase from 2012, according to Gartner Inc, compared with worldwide revenue reaching US$13.8 billion, a 7% increase.
The mobile world continues to grow unabated thanks to a confluence of factors including the phenomenal growth of smartphones and the continuing reliance on data connections by consumers and enterprises, notes telco giant Ericsson.
Sentiment surrounding big data vendors remained positive last year, despite skeptics’ suggestions that the subject had been ‘over-hyped’, according to analyst firm Ovum.
The uptrend in tablet adoption saw around 823,000 units of the gadget being snapped up by consumers in Malaysia in 2012, reflecting a whopping growth of 87% or 384,000 units more compared to 2011.
The global services industry looks to maintain strong growth momentum heading into 2013, with the Asia Pacific market being a major driving force, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.
A recent GfK global study uncovered two key findings -- the growing importance consumers, espeically those from Asia Pacific, place on 'instant, convenient access' and 'best value' in goods and services