Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2015 Top 10 ICT Predictions

  • Dec 2014
  • By IDC
  • 37 pages

Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2015 Top 10 ICT Predictions

  • Dec 2014
  • By IDC
  • 37 pages

International Data Corporation (IDC) envisions 2015 will be a year of accelerating innovation on the 3rd Platform.

"While the smartphone component of IT spending continues to grow in Asia/Pacific, its relative size is reaching a plateau, as enterprises shift gears to focus on efficient workflows on both employee- and enterprise-owned devices; web-scale cloud systems built by agile development teams to enable new business capabilities; implement systemic improvements on the journey to becoming a true data-driven enterprise; and leverage personalized digital experiences as well as branded Internet of Things (IoT) that provide an unprecedented customer experience," says Shyne-Song Chuang, program director, Cross-Pillar, Security and Technology Advisory Service Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific.

IDC revised IT spending growth in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) region down from 8.7% to 5.8% in 2014 followed by a very modest increase to 6.0% in 2015. IT spending growth for the rest of the 2014-2018 forecast period is expected to climb upward to 6.4% in 2017.

IDC expects the APEJ region to remain one of the most reliable engines for growth with multinational companies (MNCs) and Asian enterprises alike continuing to relentlessly look to Asia for future opportunities.

Table of Contents


In This Study

Situation Overview


Future Outlook

IDC's Global APEJ IT Spending Outlook for 2015

Global IT Spending Outlook

APEJ IT Spending Outlook

Emerging/Maturing Asia at a Glance










Key Vertical Markets Outlook


Financial Services





The Outlook for Service Providers

The Tech Buyer Outlook

IDC's Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Top 10 ICT Predictions

Prediction #1: US$15 Billion of Government Funding in 2015 Will Turn ICT Plans into Battlefields Innovators

Prediction #2: In 2015, 60% of Enterprises Will Structure IT into Core versus LOB IT

Prediction #3: The Software-Defined Battle Lines Will Get Defined in 2015

Prediction #4: The Agile Development Team Will Be in High Demand in 2015 with Growth in DevOps Adoption

Prediction #5: The Digital Experience in 2015 Will Separate Market Leaders from Followers -- Agility Is the New Business Hygiene

Prediction #6: The 3rd Platform Technology Mash-Ups Go on Steroids in 2015, Driving New Business Models and Fundamental Organizational Change

Prediction #7: New Markets with Branded IoT Will Be Created

Prediction #8: Personalized Businesses Will Thrive on Disruptive Platforms in 2015

Prediction #9: Data Whisperers Will Emerge in 2015, Driving the Shift to a Data-Driven Enterprise

Prediction # 10: Service Providers Will Aggressively Compete By Leveraging Big Data and Analytics in 2015 to Challenge for World Dominance

Essential Guidance

Call for Action for ICT Vendors and Providers

Essential Guidance for CIOs

Essential Guidance for CMOs and LOBs

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