Nexus of Forces

Worldwide PC shipments decline 4.3% in 2Q17: Gartner
Global PC shipments decrease for 11th straight quarter but worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 2.4% in 2017.
Apple tops Gartner list of top 100 vendors in IT in 2016
For the first time, Gartner publishes a ranking of the top 100 largest tech companies in the world based on estimates for their revenue (excluding communication services) across IT and component market segments.
What’s Next 2016: And what are hospitals doing about digital transformation?
Dr Mubbashir Iftikhar, head of digital transformation at KPJ Healthcare, is the latest business leader from a brick-and-mortar company to join the stellar cast of speakers at What’s Next, enthuses Karamjit Singh.
Oracle’s disruption play: If you can’t beat them, get them as customers
Oracle has been forced to rethink its development cycle and its customer demographic – which now means SMEs and startups are fair game.
Emerging technologies and the next manufacturing boom in Asean
The manufacturing sector is inextricably tied to technology, and careful attention should be paid to the four biggest technological trends of the moment, writes Jessie Quek of Lenovo Singapore.
Robots and AI: Gartner’s top tech predictions for 2016, and beyond
The robot invasion is set to intensify next year, in both the enterprise and consumer space, according to Gartner Inc’s top predictions for IT organisations and users for 2016 and beyond.
Only 5% of Fortune 1000 companies have successfully gone ‘digital’
A survey by BMC of more than 100 IT managers at Fortune 1000 companies found that while 63% of respondents are currently working to incorporate more digital services and mobile technologies into their organisations, only 5% have fully achieved this goal.
Asia at the start of the API Economy curve: MuleSoft VP
Businesses looking to capture and engage customers need to rethink their approaches to digital and mobile, and will have to look into what is being described as the ‘API Economy,’ according to Will Bosma, Asia Pacific vice president of San Francisco-based integration software company MuleSoft.
When mobile operator Maxis finally got … mobile
More than 15 months ago, Maxis began an exercise to become a truly mobile organisation, and learned some key lessons learned along the way, writes A. Asohan.
Disrupt: Batten down the hatches, gonna be a bad year
Malaysia is going to be hit by a macro-economic triple-whammy this year that is going to create an adverse impact on the economy and affect IT spending patterns, warned the speakers at the Jan 21 DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion.
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