BMI View: G rowth is expected to slow slightly in 2015 compared to 2014 b ut, nonetheless , we believe the Malaysian IT market has a bright medium - term outlook, due to a supportive economic environment and a government policy framework encouraging the development of the market . In the hardware market , rising incomes and increased access to affordable data connectivity, along with cuts to Windows licensing fees , will boost consumer and enterprise spending. Meanwhile, over the medium ter m, vendor innovation based on Intel 's Haswell chips and Windows touch functionality will help vendors capitalis e on the strong consumption story in Malaysia. I n the enterprise software and services market growth will be also be robust as firms look to harness increasing volumes of data - as well as respond to heightened competition across Southeast Asia with efficiency generating investments. A reas we identify for especially strong growth includ e security software and services, as well as outsourcing and cloud computing.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer Hardware Sales: MYR9.5bn in 2014 to MYR9.8bn in 2015, +3.1% in local currency terms. A sharp slowdown in tablet sales growth forecast, but resurgence in notebook growth will partially offset and keep market in positive growth territory.
Software Sales: MYR3.9bn in 2014 to MYR4.4bn in 2015, +10.9% in local currency terms. Spending growth expected to slow slightly from 2014 as OS upgrades were brought forward by the withdrawal of official support for Windows XP in April 2014.
IT Services Sales: MYR6.1bn in 2014 to MYR6.8bn in 2015, +11.1% in local currency terms. IT services is expected be the fastest growing segment of the market, with enterprise spending on outsourcing, cloud computing and security services driving demand growth.
Key Trends And Developments
Since 2011, the most prominent trend in the Malaysian IT hardware market has been the explosive growth of tablet...
The Malaysia Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.
Cross-border analysis of regional markets, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).
Country Market Overview
Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:
IT Sector: IT industry value (US$bn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software sales (US$mn); number of PCs (`000); PCs/100 inhabitants; internet users (`000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (`000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).
BMI Macroeconomic Forecast
BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2018 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.
Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.