Xiaomi held on to pole position as India’s smartphone market enjoyed a double-digit growth in Q3, according to IDC. The China smartphone maker shipped 13.5 million units, growing serven percent year on year (YoY). Despite […]
realme ships 50m smartphones in just 27 months
Nine quarters was all it took for realme to sell 50 million smartphones — making it the fastest to do so. Just for reference, Samsung took 10 and Apple 13 quarters to reach the milestone. […]
The Philippines is SEA’s top in online piracy
Half of the Philippines have admitted to accessing streaming piracy websites or torrent sites. This places the Philippines as the leader in online piracy in Southeast Asia. According to a YouGov survey, the act is […]
Cloud business to exceed US$1t in 2024
COVID-19 has turbo-charged cloud adoption and extension around the world as enterprises scramble to adapt to a new normal. Total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning cloud services, and the […]
Vivo summits Thai smartphone market in Q2
In a battle of the China smartphone makers, Vivo slid ahead of Oppo in Thailand’s smartphone market in Q2. According to IDC, Vivo reached top spot with 19.5 percent market share, thanks to its focus […]
DataCentre market to rebound by 2024
The pandemic-struck datacentre market is expected to dip 10.3 percent this year but grow over the next four years, according to Gartner. The research firm projects end-user spending on global datacentre infrastructure to rise six […]
GPU refresh and remote working to spur gaming PCs and monitor growth
With the pandemic forcing many to work from home and most forms of entertainment resticted, gaming has grown in popularity, creating a boom for gaming PCs and peripherals.
Nearly half of consumers to use more online services post-pandemic
If online service usage was not already the norm before COVID-19 struck, it will certainly be post-pandemic as nearly half of respondents (45 percent) to a ForgeRock survey plan to consumer more online services post-pandemic.
Do you need a new iPad?
By Edward Lim
Apple unveiled two new iPads early this morning — the 8th generation iPad and 4th generation iPad Air. If that has gotten you excited, it’s understandable because the specifications and features are amazing.
Infrastructure is important but customer identity will future proof success
By Ajay Biyani, Asean Managing Director of ForgeRock
The COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps more than any other event in human history, has pushed people towards digital. New research from Facebook and Bain & Company shows that Southeast Asia will be home to 310 million digital consumers by the end of this year, reaching a number previously forecasted for 2025.
Most C-level expect COVID-19 changes to be permanent
More than eight in 10 C-level executives expect the changes made in people, processes and applications as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to become permanent.
8 in 10 Singaporeans more receptive to video technology amid COVID-19
The pandemic has steered many organisations towards using video technology out of necessity. According to a study commissioned by Milestone Systems, eight in 10 Singaporeans are receptive to the usage of video technology, such as thermal imagining cameras and crowd management video analytics, when underpinned by a health benefit.
Global PC and tablet market to grow 3.3% in 2020
Despite the pandemic and resulting economic crisis, the worldwide PC and tablet market is expected to grow by 3.3 percent to 425.7 million units in 2020, according to IDC.
Working from home doubles enterprise notebook sale in India in Q2
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash
India’s country-wide lockdown drove everyone to work from home. While this does not augur well for the economy, the move drove sales of enterprise notebooks up by a record 105.5 percent in Q2, according to IDC.
6G work to start in 2021
Source: “The Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All” white paper
Even with 5G still in the commercialisation stage, planning for the next generation is expected to start in 2021.
Technologies that matter at such a time as this
By Edward Lim
COVID-19 is hijacking life. From Facebook News Feed to printed newspapers, it’s everywhere. And it just seems to get worse with countries taking measures to prevent spread. Telecommuting has now become necessary for many.
Hold the predictions
By Edward Lim
Research firms have played a vital role in providing the industry with vital information on market trends and technologies. Reports based on past quarters contain valuable analysis that helps enterprises and consumers make better sense of the numbers.
Intel regains top spot as semiconductor market dips in 2019
Despite a 0.7 percent drop in revenue, Intel climbed to the top of the global semiconductor market in 2019, according to Gartner.
China to lead in global robotics systems and drones spending in 2020
China will lead in drones and robotics systems (US$46.9 billion) in 2020, according to IDC. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APeJC) will be the second largest region with US$25.1 billion in spending, followed by the US (US$17.5 billion) and Western Europe (US$14.4 billion).
Huawei grows while smartphone market slumps in Q3
The Honor Pro has helped Huawei grow in Q3.Amid a 0.4 percent contraction in the global smartphone market in Q3 compared to the corresponding quarter last year, Huawei continued to stride ahead with 26 percent growth. It has narrowed the gap with Samsung at the top while pulling away from Apple in third spot.
Lenovo retains pole position in India PC market in Q3
India’s PC market shipped 3.1 million units, rising 15.8 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. The key growth driver was the second phase of shipment to the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) under its ongoing initiative of free distribution of laptops in the state. The coming end of life of Windows 7 in early 2020 also contributed to the growth as corporate and enterprise users accelerated their upgrades to Windows 10.
5G: US$13.2t sales and 22.3m jobs by 2035
5G is expected to have more impact that originally predicted. According to the IHS Markit 5G Economy Study, the new mobile technology will generate US$13.2 trillion is sales enablement by 2035 — that’s a near US$1 trillion increase from the estimate in 2017.
Computer and machine vision market to hit US$26b in 2024
Expanding range of applications and more powerful hardware are expected to drive growth in the computer vision and machine vision market in the next five years, according to BCC Research.
Avast survey: 1 in 5 smartphone photo is terrible or a duplicate
The average person stores 952 photos on their smartphone, of which 22 percent are of bad quality, blurred, dark, or duplicates, according to an Avast survey.
Singapore: Most ready for AI
As a city, Singapore is the world’s most ready for the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, according to research firm Oliver Wyman Forum. London, New York, San Francisco, and Paris made up the rest of the top five with Sydney slotting in at 10th.
India server market dips in Q2
The server market in India dropped one percent year on year, driven primarily by a dip in x86 server sales.
Watch your bin — the rubbish version!
Your rubbish bin could be a treasure trove for thieves. What you deem as garbage may contain a repository of sensitive information that could come back to haunt you.
China and Brazil buck trend as smartphone sales slump in Q2
Japan to lead APAC in smartphone decline in 2019
It’s not going to be a good year for smartphones. The global market is expected to dip 2.5 percent year on year, with Japan leading with a 6.5 percent drop.
APAC GPUaaS market poised for 40 CAGR by 2025
The global GPU as a Service (GPUaaS) market is expected to jump tenfold from around US$700 million in 2018 to US$7 billion by 2025, according to Global Market Insights. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to lead this charge with a compounded annual growth rate of more than 40 percent between 2019 and 2025.