MSI-ASIA — The mobile gaming industry in Southeast Asia (SEA) is the fastest growing region globally, and it has reached over US$1 billion in revenues last year, reported Frost & Sullivan. Following this finding, Frost & Sullivan predicts that the revenues in SEA will surpass US$7 billion by 2019. This means that the industry would have grown at a very healthy compound annual growth rate of 48% from 2015 to 2019.
Orders received this coming July will be crucial for the second half 2015 business prospects for Taiwan-based component makers in the notebook and PC industry supply chain, according to sources in the supply chain. Intel’s decision to delay the launch of its Skylake platform until the second half of 2015 has weakened market demand for notebooks and other PC systems, affecting the sales performance of most component suppliers, said the sources.
The small and medium business (SMB) clouds services market in Indonesia will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% in the next three years from Rp15T (US$1.2 billion) in 2015 to Rp33T (US$2.7 billion) by 2018, according to a forecast report from Odin. The Odin SMB Cloud Insights report focuses on the cloud services that have the most current and future appeal for SMBs across four key categories: IaaS, web presence and web applications, unified communications, and business applications (also known as software-as-a-service)
NEW DELHI: Business intelligence (BI) software revenue in India is expected to grow 15 per cent to reach USD 150 million this year, research firm Gartner said today. The spending on BI platforms — advanced analytics, analytic applications and corporate performance management (CPM) software — stood at USD 133.8 million in 2014, Gartner said in a statement.
The global Internet of Things market will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020 from $655.8 billion in 2014, research firm IDC says, as more devices come online and a bevy of platforms and services grow up around them. The Asia Pacific region captured around 58.3% of the revenue from IoT in 2014 and will shrink slightly to 51.2% in 2020. In China, a large and growing population using mobile devices alongside a push to make manufacturing practices more efficient may spur a significant number of new devices and IoT standards, said Vernon Turner, IDC.
THE average daily time Chinese consumers spend on Internet will climb to 202 minutes by 2017, more than one third higher than the average time of 142 minutes in 2014, suggesting the dominant position of Internet as a major media format, a latest study shows. Thanks to the popularity of smartphones and the development, the Internet already takes the biggest share of total media consumption, and the mobile Internet is expected to overtake desktop Internet in 2015, Publicis Groupe’s media agency ZenithOptimedia said in its Media Consumption Forecasts today.
MUMBAI: Tech Mahindra, India’s fifth largest IT services company, expects digital revenue to cross $500 million (about Rs 3,100 crore) by the end of 2015, helping the company move towards its $5 billion topline target. TechM’s had assumed that a tenth of that would come from new digital technologies, but growth has exceeded expectations. ‘Digital is growing faster than we had anticipated and faster than the rest of the business,” TechM chief executive officer CP Gurnani told ET. “We will end the year with much more than $500 million in digital revenue.”
Smartphone shipments will decline through 2019, hitting Android phones and the Chinese market especially hard, according to research firm IDC. The slowdowns come at the same time that Apple is benefiting from big sales of its larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Overall iOS smartphone shipments will grow by 23% in 2015, IDC predicted. Apple’s innovation with its 4.7-in. display on the iPhone 6 and the 5.0-in. iPhone 6 Plus display has been demonstrable, said IDC analyst Ryan Reith.
Global efforts in developing big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to give a boost to Taiwan’s information services industry, the Market Intelligence Center (MIC) said Saturday. On the back of development in these two sectors, Taiwan’s information service market is estimated to grow to NT$176.3 billion (US$5.78 billion) in 2018 from a projected NT$156.7 billion (US$25.2 billion) for 2015, the MIC said.
According to recently released TechSci Research report, “India Mobile Middleware Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, mobile middleware market in India is projected to register a CAGR of over 12% during 2015-20. The country’s mobile middleware market is expected to witness tremendous growth on account of increasing use of mobile applications in enterprises, rising demand for data integration across mobile applications, growing demand for cloud computing based applications, need for universal data accessibility, rapid emergence of Internet Of Things (IOT) mobile applications, etc.
NEW DELHI: India software revenue totaled $4 billion in 2014, an 8.3% increase from 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to IT research firm Gartner. According to the report, Microsoft maintained the No. 1 position in software revenue in India, accounting for 25% of overall sales in 2014. The top three vendors in the market (Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM), represented 50% of total software sales in India. Among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the India software market experienced the highest growth rate of 8.3%.
The APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,191.4 million in 2014 to $4,473.9 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market includeSAS Inc., SAP Software, and Oracle Services. Browse through the TOC of the APAC cloud analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.
BEIJING: China will spend more than US$182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan (US$69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan (US$112.8 billion) spent over the following two years. The goal is to accelerate the development of fibre optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.
Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.
Late last week, news broke that American subscription-based streaming video service Netflix is in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu Media Holding Company to bring Netflix to China. Netflix, the maker of popular original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, has aspirations of being a global power, and it can hardly realize those without China’s billion-plus internet users. Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo told reporters Netflix plans “to be nearly global by the end of 2016,” which implies a China launch could be coming soon.
Taiwan’s major IC foundries will see their combined revenues decrease 4.5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Weaker-than-expected smartphone shipments as well as downward pressure on the world economy have prompted many of IC suppliers to continue adjusting their inventory levels.
BENGALURU: Technology research firm Gartner believes Infosys is poised to win significant market share over the next two years and that the software major may be on course to reach its goal to become a $20-billion company by 2020. “We are confident in the company’s near-term to mid-term growth forecast, based on the growing pipeline, marked improvements in attrition levels that are positively influencing win rates and a more targeted message that is resonating well with clients,” Gartner analyst Sandra Notardonato said.
BEIJING: Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview with news portal QQ.com has predicted that China will be the company’s largest market in two years. Visiting China, Cook announced Apple’s plans here include both a huge expansion in the number of Apple stores, and the introduction of Apple Pay, the company’s electronic payments system. According to reports in Chinese media, the technology giant is talking to Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and to banks on plans to launch Apple Pay.
China will continue to expand its broadband network, and increase internet speed and coverage, giving more people access to fast and convenient connections, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Friday. According to a guideline on the special action of promoting broadband in China, issued by MIIT, over 600,000 new 4G network base stations will be built to give access to more townships and villages. More than 40 million households will have access to optical-fiber broadband Internet, and over 200 million mobile phone holders will become 4G network users by the end of this year.
NEW DELHI: Government spending on information technology in India is expected to rise 5.7% to $6.8 billion in 2015, helped by the government’s push for electronic service delivery for citizens and increase in the use of platforms such as Aadhaar, and projects such as smart cities, according to IT research firm Gartner. The forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services.”IT services, which includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, will be the largest overall spending category throughout 2019 within the government sector,” said Anurag Gupta, research vice president at Gartner.