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Malaysia Information Technology Report Q2 2012
Business Monitor International, April 2012, Pages: 78
Business Monitor International's Malaysia Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, information technology associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Malaysia's information technology industry.
BMI View: Malaysian IT spending is expected to reach US$5.2bn in 2012, up 4.9%, consolidating a recovery from the impact of the global economic crisis. Demand is expected to stay resilient overall, even as economic growth moderates. There should be several areas of opportunity, particularly in key spending verticals such as telecoms. Spending on IT products and services should be boosted by ICTfriendly budget measures, and growing interest in cloud computing, but much will depend on confidence in a sustainable economic recovery.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer hardware sales: US$2.6bn in 2011 to US$2.7bn in 2012, +5% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors but PC sales will be supported by the government's push for greater broadband penetration.
Software sales: US$805mn in 2011 to US$863mn in 2012, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification although E-business applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and finance are becoming increasingly popular in the business market.
IT Services sales: US$1.5bn in 2011 to US$1.6bn in 2012, +8% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification with government accounting for about 15% of Malaysian IT spending.
Risk/Reward Ratings: Malaysia's score was 49.1 out of 100.0. Malaysia ranks fifth in our latest Asia business environment ratings table, behind developed markets such as Singapore and Australia, but ahead of ASEAN regional peers such as Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The country ranked only eighth for its IT market, with a score of 55, but its overall rating was boosted by relatively high 'country structure' and 'market risk' scores.
Key Trends & Developments.
- In 2012 Malaysian PC sales will be supported by the government's push for greater broadband penetration, for which an optimistic target of 75% by 2015 has been set. Other positive factors include lower interest rates and government import tax exemptions for broadband equipment, including notebooks. however, be growth areas around business intelligence and cloud computing.
- The government's plan to develop a national cloud computing program should also drive opportunities in this key emerging area for vendors. Software-as-a-Service market development is at a relatively early stage in Malaysia, but will be driven by infrastructure investments and by increased competition and new service offerings by vendors.
- Malaysia's IT market is distinguished by a marked digital divide, which effectively creates two separate markets. In the Klang Valley area around Kuala Lumpur, a mature urban population surpasses even some developed nations in terms of IT adoption on some indicators. However, outside the Klang Valley area, about 20mn people still lack access to basic ICT infrastructure.
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