Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Asia-Pacific B2C E-Commerce Market 2014″ report to their offering. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region on the global B2C E-Commerce market. Between 2013 and 2018 it is forecasted to grow by over 20% annually and surpass North America to become the number one region worldwide in terms of B2C E-Commerce sales. The large population base coupled with increasing Internet connectivity and disposable incomes set the stage for this rapid growth.
Entry-level 4G smartphones are gaining traction in the China market and are expected to see increased shipments throughout the second half of 2014, which will subsequently push down the penetration rate of high-end panels used in 4G units. China’s three main telecom operators are now all offering 4G services in addition to various subsidies to push the technology in the market. Handset vendors have since been promoting high-end units in conjunction with the new service, which has helped push the penetration rate for high-end panels used in 4G handset in China.
NEW DELHI: Indian Internet users will surpass the number in the U.S. by the end of this year and around 500 million people will be online by 2018, Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India said. “Even at the current growth rate, we will have 500 million Indians on the Internet by 2018. By the end of this year, India will become larger than the U.S. in terms of number of Internet users. By 2018, India will have twice the number of Internet users as the US does.
BANGALORE: India has been a land sourcing out many exceptional engineers in technology. We hear news of Indian engineers working for big companies, developing some of the most astounding apps and software that are being used around the world. All these achievements are to be hailed but the real question is why is not India venturing into the next level of Technology? The IT world is buzzing around the latest topic of Cloud and faster information detailing from massive storage of data.
Indian CIOs are looking at the hybrid cloud with new-found love. According to CIO India’s Mid-Year Review 2014 research this year, 48 percent of Indian CIOs are currently using, or planning to implement hybrid clouds in their organizations this year, compared to 35 percent last year. There is a whopping 13 percent hike in that number over last year. This is a clear indication that hybrid cloud adoption is going up. The hike is directly proportional to the fall in private cloud adoption figures. Last year, 51 percent of Indian CIOs said that they were using a private cloud or were considering its use. This year, that number has come down to 37 percent.
Cloud computing is the future of business in Asia, and companies around the region are beginning to jump on board the train, although infrastructural and regulatory challenges remain, according to the Economist Corporate Network’s recent report. Given the immense cost-saving, convenience and efficiency benefits brought about by cloud-based services, Asian firms have been eager to invest in internet technology for their business. Almost a fifth of Asian-based enterprises are actively converting most of their IT capabilities into cloud, “on-demand” or other utility models, indicative of a technologically forward-looking culture, according to the study.
CALIFORNIA, USA: A new market research report on Home Automation, shows that the United States represents the largest market worldwide, followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 29.5 per cent over the analysis period. Growing employment opportunities, steady economic development, easy availability of housing finance, strong residential construction activity, increasing urbanization, rising standards of living, and increase in consumer spending for lifestyle products, represent key factors driving growth in the region.
The five largest notebook vendors’ combined shipments in July decreased 25% on month while the three largest ODMs’ combined shipments also slipped 17%, according to Digitimes Research. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo saw over 30% declines while Acer and Asustek Computer saw roughly 20%. Dell, however, saw an increase in shipments. In terms of ODMs, Compal saw a 20% decline while Wistron saw an 11% decline.
The Information Age will finally come to Myanmar as 68 of its cities and towns acquire access to high definition calls and high speed Internet access starting August 15. A press statement by Ooredo Myanmar quoted their mobile telecoms operator firm as saying that the launch of this service marks the very first time such services will be available to people in the country.
A study by aCommerce, an e-commerce solutions provider in Southeast Asia, found that Indonesians started shopping online as early as 4 am during the recent Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims. The study analysed e-commerce data of five retailers selling apparels, beauty and sports products during the two weeks prior and two weeks during Ramadan.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Southeast Asia Fiber Optic Test Equipment Market” report to their offering. This research discusses the fiber optic test equipment market in Southeast Asia. The market is currently at a growth stage. Government directives to increase national broadband applications are among of the main drivers of this market. The research provides a forecast and analysis of the key fiber optic product segments, end-user verticals, countries, and applications that will be driving the growth of the market.
NEW DELHI: Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung in the Chinese smartphone market within three years to take the top spot, a Canalys report showed. Xiaomi sold 1.5 crore smartphones in China in the second quarter of 2014 while Samsung could manage to sell only 1.32 crore phones. Xiaomi holds a 14 per cent market share in the world’s biggest cellphone market.
MUMBAI: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter, grabbing a 16.6% market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4% market share, down from 16.3% in the first quarter, said the report by Counterpoint Research. In the smartphone segment, however, Samsung still came out tops. “Micromax is leveraging its wider distribution reach, growing brand awareness not only in urban but in rural India with affordable low-cost handsets,” said Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah.
Indian organizations’ adoption of cloud computing is rising each year but the market’s maturity is developing much more slowly, industry executives and analysts said. Be it large cloud network providers such as Amazon and Microsoft or local hosting providers such as NetMagic and CtrlS, demand for cloud services is on the rise. Even the Indian government – probably the biggest buyer of technology services in the country in the coming years – is adopting the cloud model in various ways.
VietNamNet Bridge – The proportion of Vietnamese businesses interested in cloud computing and willing to use the services is higher than the average level in the Asia-Pacific region, according to experts. International information technology (IT) groups have realized that Vietnam is a large potential market with a high percentage of businesses deciding to use cloud computing services to cut expenses. Cloud computing cuts investment costs by five to seven times. If a company, for example, sets up IT infrastructure on its own, it would save five to seven times over the cost of doing so without cloud computing.
Embraced by international organizations as well as public and private sector leaders in India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) officially released of the India Trade Efficiency Assessment, conducted by GCEL’s research team in cooperation with the India Ministry of Shipping, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU) and CII. The assessment diagnosed India’s trade practices against what technology makes possible today and recommends how India can capitalize on its technology and human capital strengths to reduce its annual trade costs by USD 40.5 billion, increase trade by USD 161 billion, access a new USD 6 trillion services market opportunity and creating a USD 1 trillion SME fund thus generating millions of jobs.
BANGALORE, INDIA: Security vendor revenue (hardware, software and services) in India will grow from $882 million in 2013 to $953 million in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. Security spending will continue to grow in 2015 when revenue is projected to reach $1.06 billion. Security services (that includes consulting, implementation, support and managed security services) revenue accounted for more than 55 percent of this total revenue in 2013 and this trend will continue into the foreseeable future.
A report by Epinion on the number of Facebook users in Vietnam includes results of a survey that the agency conducted last month based on online interviews with over 1,000 Vietnamese people aged over 18. The report indicates 97% of respondents have Facebook accounts to contact their friends and relatives, share experiences and market products and services. Tran Lien Phuong, research director at Epinion Vietnam, said social media in Vietnam is growing fast, with Facebook seeing the number of subscribers doubling each year.
TAIPEI–Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan’s largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday it plans to boost its share in the country’s fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband market to 40 percent in two years, given the high market potential. President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said earlier in the day at a summit on 4G development that the number of subscribers to Taiwan’s 4G services is expected to exceed 10 million by 2016, outpacing the government’s planned expansion of the sector.
TAIPEI — The HTC Desire 816, a mid-range model sold by Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., ranked as the best seller in Taiwan’s smartphone market in June, knocking Asustek Computer Inc.’s (華碩電腦) ZenFone 5 out of the top spot, according to the latest figures. The ZenFone 5 was second followed by HTC’s flagship model the HTC M8, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.’s (鴻海精密) InFocus M210, China-based Xiaomi Corp.’s (小米科技) Hongmi and Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5S, according to statistics released Tuesday by industry sources.