Business Monitor International


Malaysia Information Technology Report

Published 15 July 2014

  • 79 pages
 
$1,295.00
Malaysia Information Technology Report

BMI View: The Malaysian IT market is expected to continue on its strong developmental trajectory over the medium term due to an accommodative economic environment and supportive government policy. In the hardware market , s ales of tablets are helping to compensate for the slowdown in desktop and notebook shipments. W e believe lower priced u ltrabooks and hybrids/convertibles, as well as new devices using Intel 's Haswell chips, will boost sales in the short-to-medium term , thereby capitalis ing on the strong consumption story in Malaysia. Meanwhile, i n the enterprise market growth will be slightly slower, with corporate customers more hesitant as a result of ongoing global economic uncertainty. However , there will be some areas of strong growth , including security software and services, as well as outsourcing and cloud computing.

Headline Expenditure Projections

  • Computer Hardware Sales: MYR8.7bn in 2013 to MYR9.2bn in 2014, +5.5% in local currency terms. A strong consumer outlook will support spending on tablets, notebooks and hybrid devices.

  • Software Sales: MYR2.9bn in 2013 to MYR3.2bn in 2014, +10.6% in local currency terms. SME spending presents a significant opportunity for vendors where enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) penetration remains low.

  • IT Services Sales: MYR5.4bn in 2013 to MYR8.6bn in 2014, +11.0% 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

The computer hardware market in Malaysia has seen a marked shift in the device sales mix since 2012, with the popularity of tablets cannibalising some notebook demand, while other consumers acquire them as complementary devices to traditional form factors. The popularity of tablets is evident in the fact household tablet penetration reached 15.3% at the...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
Table: Malaysia IT SWOT
8
Table: Malaysia Telecoms SWOT
9
SWOT
10
Political
11
Economic
13
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
17
Table: Malaysia IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (MYRmn)
17
Macroeconomic Forecasts
22
Economic Analysis
22
Limited Room For Further Fiscal Stimulus
23
Manufacturing In Contraction
23
Cooling Exports to Weigh On Growth
25
Table: Malaysia - Economic Activity
25
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
26
Business Environment Analysis
26
Table: Asia Pacific IT Risk/Reward Ratings - Q2 2013
29
Market Overview
30
Hardware
30
Software
35
Services
42
Industry Trends And Developments
46
Regulatory Development
51
Table: Government Authorities
51
Company Profile
55
HeiTech Padu
55
IBM
58
Hewlett-Packard
64
Microsoft Corporation
70
Regional Overview
75
Asia Pacific Regional Market Overview
75
IT Penetration
75
IT Growth and Drivers
77
Sectors And Verticals
79
Demographic Forecast
83
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
84
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
85
Table: Malaysia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
86
Table: Malaysia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
86
Methodology
87
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
87
IT Industry
87
IT Ratings - Methodology
88
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators
89
Weighting
90
Table: Weighting Of Components
90
Sources
90

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.

BMI's Malaysia Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Malaysia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Malaysia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Malaysian IT market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Malaysia's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Malaysia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

Executive Summary

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.

Regional Overview

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-2017 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-2017 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Competitive Landscape

Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.

Company Profiles

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.

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