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IDC Introduces Russia ICT Market Outlook

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IDC launched Russia ICT Market Outlook, a new quarterly service tracking the supply and consumption of IСT products and services in the country in the context of recent dramatic economic and political events.

Since the 1990s, suppliers to Russia have had to deal with several periods of instability. However, market declines have always reversed quickly, and it became rather easy to take a stoic view of Russia’s volatility. The situation changed in 2014: The Russian economy, and subsequent IT demand, are now in what looks like a lengthy period of contraction. According to the latest IDC data, the overall IT market in Russia declined 16% in 2014 and an even more dramatic decline is forecast for 2015.

In 2015, Russian ICT consumers will be forced to readjust their spending in the light of the new economic reality. Business customers will be reviewing all aspects of their current spending, including supplier contracts, choice of supplier, and IT consumption models. In the state and state-owned sectors of the economy, additional regulations covering IT procurement and measures favoring local suppliers can be expected.

“Commerce has become politicized, and it’s clear that both market structure and the potential value of deals have been negatively impacted,” says Robert Farish, Vice President of IDC Russia/CIS. “For the last two decades, suppliers to Russia have had to deal with many operational challenges but this has always been within the context of a growing and modernizing economy gradually opening and integrating with the rest of the world,but from 2014, it looks like these long-term processes are stalling or even beginning to reverse.”

With this in mind, IDC today introduced its Russia ICT Market Outlook, designed to address challenges faced by ICT suppliers in re-assessing the situation in Russia and quantifying how ongoing changes are likely to impact demand in the coming quarters. The new service covers the key developments that strongly influence the outlook for Russia in the short and medium terms, including:

• The impact of sanctions against Russia in terms of IT investment

• New government polices introduced as a response to these sanctions

• Currency devaluation and what the overall financial turbulence means for IT demand

• What to expect in different customer segments in 2015

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Cloud Is The Engine For Innovation For the Digital Enterprise

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Sydney, Australia, February 02, 2015. Digital Business in its simplest form, is the process of transforming products and services, business processes, and relationships with customers, partners, and employees to leverage the new possibilities of modern technology. In 2011, IDC predicted a massive structural shift in ICT — from an era of “2nd Platform” client/server and PC based technologies to the “3rd Platform”, one built on a foundation of mobile, social, big data, and cloud that would foster great innovation. This shift is now accelerating, opening up new market opportunities and disrupting traditional ones.

With competitive differentiation a primary goal of the Digital Business it’s  inevitable that Australian organisations embrace this change and embark upon a journey that will ultimately challenge traditional thinking, enhance productivity and enable new operating models, leveraging a 3rd Platform foundation. IDC is seeing organisations leverage cloud services as a foundation element in this strategy and layering on advanced analytics, collaboration capabilities and new technologies to drive rich customer experience, speed to market in of new products/services, creative digital marketing, mobile commerce and optimisation of operational efficiencies amongst others.

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Top 10 Predictions for Malaysia Telecom Market in 2015

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International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed the top 10 predictions that IDC believes will have the biggest impact on the telecommunications industry in Malaysia this year. Service providers are expected to redefine its strategies, transform its organizations, launch new solutions and technologies to retain its growth and stay relevant in market.

“2015 will be a critical year for telecom service providers. The telecom market is undergoing a major revolution driven by the changes of user requirements, revenue drivers and new technologies. Service providers with the right strategy will begin to see returns of their transformation investment while traditional providers will continue to struggle,” says Alfie Amir, Research Manager, Telecoms, IDC Malaysia.

The top 10 predictions are:

  1. Total Telecom Spending Will Experience Slower YoY Growth From 5.5% To 2.8The total spending on telecom services is expected to continue to grow but at slower rate, with only 2.8% YoY increase from RM34.3 billion in 2014 to RM35.3 billion in 2015. This is due to the slow growth in mobile services market, which accounts to 74% the total telecom revenue in 2014.
  2. Business Segment Will Continue To Dominate Fixed Line Market Accounting To 59% Of The Total RevenueBusiness segment has been the key driver for fixed line services. 60% of the total fixed line revenue in 2015 is expected to be from this segment. The 3rd platform adoption will drive higher requirements from enterprise users to their telecom providers, and hence creating new opportunities for telecom providers to expand their services beyond connectivity.
  3. Fixed Line Service Providers Will Expand Their Services To ICT Solutions And Triple The Addressable Market Fixed line providers are expected to expand their existing services to ICT solutions, addressing the changes in market requirements. This will triple their total addressable enterprise market in 2015 to around RM16.4 billion. The focus is expected to be on ICT solutions integrated with connectivity services, such as unified communications, cloud and network management services.
  4. Fixed Line Service Providers Will Customize Their ICT Solutions Focusing On High Potential VerticalsAs fixed line providers are expanding their products and solutions to ICT, addressing the market requirements for different vertical industries become more challenging. In 2015, fixed line providers are expected to customize their solutions based on different vertical requirements, and focus on high potential verticals such as banking and government.
  5. Managed Services Trend Will Begin To Rise In Telecom MarketEnterprises in Malaysia are beginning to look for more efficient delivery model for their ICT solutions, as part of their cost saving initiatives. Managed services market in Malaysia is expected to grow strongly by 9.3% to RM6.4 billion in 2015. Telecom players are expected to explore this opportunity with their large connectivity customer base.
  6. Mobile Voice Revenue Will Start To Decline For The First Time EverAfter a very slow growth of only 2% in 2014, mobile voice revenue is expected to finally decline for the first time ever in 2015. This is driven by over-the-top players (OTTP) and LTE adoption, as LTE provides comparable VoIP experience compared to the traditional voice service.

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The Philippines ICT Top 10 Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform

IDC

Manila, Philippines, 23 January 2015 — The ICT industry in the Philippines is projected to be in a continued upswing in 2015. With the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) predicted to grow at 6.3% in 2015, the ICT industry will continue to ride the growth momentum recorded over the recent years. The economic outlook for the Philippines is underpinned by a robust growth in domestic demand, a strong infrastructure spending, and the implementation of structural economic reforms.

Jubert Alberto, country lead, IDC Philippines says, “Based on IDC’s Annual Continuum Survey, a huge majority of Philippine companies are looking to increase ICT budget and spending in 2015. This indicates a healthy sign for the country in the bigger scheme of things. ICT spending is expected to be heavily impacted by the 3rd Platform and the usage of its technologies is being driven by the needs of companies seeking for new and effective ways of engagement. The adoption of disruptive technologies in the 3rd Platform, such as cloud, mobility, social business and Big Data and analytics are bringing about innovations in business models and consumption patterns.

“There may be inhibiting factors such as natural disasters and port congestion, but the effects of these will be limited in the short-term period only. IDC believes the country’s optimistic economic outlook, growing ICT demand from the consumer and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sectors, and the increasing requirement for the 3rd Platform technologies will shore up the Philippine ICT industry in 2015,” adds Alberto.

The following are the top 10 predictions that IDC believes will have the biggest commercial impact on the Philippine ICT industry in 2015:

  1. Philippine IT spending will keep its momentum and will be a bright spot in the ASEAN.

 

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Economic Slowdown in China Drives IDC to Lower Forecast for IT Spending

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IDC Press Release

Shipments of smart phones and tablets buoy overall market

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., August 5, 2013 – According to the new International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Black Book Query Tool, Version 2, 2013 (Doc #242462), the economic slowdown in China has driven IDC to lower its expectations for worldwide IT spending growth this year. IDC now forecasts IT spending growth of 4.6% in constant currency for 2013, down from the previous forecast of 4.9% growth and a sharp deceleration from last year’s growth of almost 6%. Despite the lower forecast, IDC expects IT spending will reach $2 trillion for the first time ever in 2013. Meanwhile, total ICT spending, including telecommunications services, will increase by 3.8% at constant currency to $3.6 trillion.

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Infographic: Six Emerging Markets That Will Rival the US by 2017

IDC/IDG Global Solutions

Join IDC and IDG Global Solutions on June 11, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, to explore the opportunities afforded in today’s biggest tech play: Big Data, Mobility and the Cloud. Learn how to craft vertical, tech and segment specific go-to-market strategies, identify the most appropriate partners and the right steps needed to build an optimal channel ecosystem, and gain access to country specific analysts who can provide you with insights into local market opportunities.

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Tech Spending Still Strong Despite Economic Volatility and Cannibalization from Mobile Devices and the Cloud, According to IDC’s Worldwide Black Book

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IDC Press Release

China looks a good bet to be the engine of growth again in 2013, while U.S. will see improving PC market and more software growth

FRAMINGHAM, MA – According to the new International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Black Book Query Tool just released (Document # 239304), IT spending remained broadly strong throughout a difficult end to 2012 as business confidence waned in the shadow of the “fiscal cliff’,” economic growth declined in much of Europe, and economies in Asia struggled to cope with reduced exports. In spite of these headwinds, worldwide IT spending recorded annual growth of 5.9 percent in 2012 in constant currency terms, keeping pace with the 5.8 percent growth recorded in 2011. Total IT spending on hardware, software and IT services reached $2 trillion, while ICT spending (including telecom services) increased by 4.8 percent to $3.6 trillion.

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Emerging Markets: No More BRIC in the Wall?

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As major economies continue to struggle and previously up and coming markets such as Brazil and China mature, IDG Connect investigates opinion on the next emerging markets. With expanded background on Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Qatar, this paper also presents local opinions from experts on the ground.

IDC predicts that emerging markets will contribute for 53% of 2012’s global ICT growth. Knowing which of these countries is next to boom is invaluable for companies looking to expand or balance lack of growth in more established environments. To test opinion, IDG Connect conducted a straw poll of 675 global IT and business professionals on which country they felt was about to boom and why. This report provides an overview of the results, highlighting the views of the voters, as well as analysing the findings and giving background on the featured countries.

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Directions 2013 – Unlocking Value from the 3rd Platform: New Buyers, Offerings, and Competitors

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March 5, 2013 • Santa Clara Convention Center • Santa Clara, California [Register now]
March 13, 2013 • John B. Hynes Convention Center • Boston, Massachusetts [Register now]

As the ICT industry continues its shift to the 3rd Platform, challenges, competition and opportunities abound. This new technology platform, leading growth and innovation in both traditional and nascent market segments, is built on mobile devices and apps, cloud services, mobile broadband networks, big data analytics and social technologies.  By 2020, when the ICT industry generates $5 trillion in spending, 40% of the industry’s revenues and – incredibly – 90% of its growth will be driven by 3rd Platform technologies that, today, represent just 22% of ICT spending. Countless market players are wisely catching on to the 3rd Platform story now, to advance their competitive edge.  

Boiled down, the 3rd Platform story illustrates the idea that the foundational Four Pillars of mobile, cloud, social, and Big Data are connected to each other, forming this new business innovation platform. While 3rd Platform battles and the role of key buyers are shifting, an increasingly strategic area of competition and growth is in the high-value mash-ups of those technologies into “3rd Platform solutions,” many of which involve new business and consumer services that are transforming whole industries. Think social mobile commerce, smarter cities, mHealth/eHealth, mobile/cloud payments, and more.  

Register now and join IDC’s leading analysts at Directions 2013 as they address these and other shifting market trends, as well as highlight the innovators leading the charge as the 3rd Platform continues to transform and mature.

For more information, including the full event agenda, please visit: www.idc.com/directions13.

IDC Launches ICT Market Intelligence Industry’s First Global Data Mobile Application

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IDC Press Release

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— International Data Corporation (IDC) today launched the IDC Tracker® Charts app, the first mobile application that provides hundreds of data charts covering market size, vendor share, and forecast data for dozens of information and communications technology (ICT) markets worldwide.

The IDC Tracker Charts app for iPhone and iPad allows users to view data charts from the most recent IDC Tracker products. New charts are added each week, based on when IDC issues IDC Tracker press releases, with dozens of new charts added each quarter. IDC Tracker Charts are interactive, taking advantage of Sencha Touch charting tools, and are organized and searchable by geography, market, time period, and chart type. Each chart links back to a press release with additional market context and a product description of the respective Tracker. Users can share these charts via Facebook and Twitter.

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