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Speaking in Tech: Electronic data and the law – how compelling is an email as proof?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week El Reg's Speaking in Tech techcast takes place in the growing economic powerhouse of the Asia Pacific region. Your host Greg Knieriemen is in Singapore with special guests Adrian De Luca, Asia Pacific chief technology officer for HDS, and Michael "Heff" Heffernan, …
Team Register, 18 Jun 2014

Reg man says '拜拜' to Honkers, ponders Asia's future role in tech world

Phil Muncaster, The Reg's man in Hong Kong, has said his final '拜拜' - that's bye-bye in simplified Chinese - to the special administrative region. Before he moved on, we asked him to assess his two-and-a-bit years covering Asia's technology industries. Here's his assessment on where Asia sits in the technology world. – Ed. Over …

APAC PC sales plummet 11 per cent after political upheaval

Global PC growth engine APAC suffered a record eighth consecutive quarterly decline in the first three months of 2014 thanks to political upheaval in the region and the continued popularity of smartphones and tablets, according to IDC. The analyst’s preliminary APAC (ex Japan) PC shipment stats for the period revealed an 11 …
Phil Muncaster, 24 Apr 2014

Bottom falls out of Nokia's network rump

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is facing a 19 per cent drop in sales for the last quarter and an even bigger challenge for the coming 12 months: how to win enough new biz to support a company soon to be shorn of its handset division. NSN will comprise the majority of the company once the sale of the Finnish giant’s once- …
Phil Muncaster, 21 Jan 2014

Singaporean finn-off 'Newkia' readies Android phones

Singapore-based smartphone biz Newkia, started by a former Nokia APAC boss, has named its first global CEO to help it realise a mission to launch the Android handsets the Finnish firm never could. Urpo Karjalainen, who was marketing and sales VP for Nokia in APAC in the 90s and recently BlackBerry’s APAC MD, will take the helm …
Phil Muncaster, 28 Nov 2013
HP Envy x2 Windows 8 convertible

APAC PC shipments plunge 12 PER CENT since 2012

APAC’s PC market showed some brief signs of recovery in Q3 but currency fluctuations and fuel price rises contributed to a disappointing 12 per cent year-on-year decline in shipments, according to IDC. The market watcher recorded a small increase in shipments of two per cent from the previous quarter to reach 27.8 million …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Oct 2013

China, India the key to Micr-okia's fate says IDC

The mega-markets of China and India, and more broadly the rest of the Asia Pacific region, will be key to Microsoft’s success in the handset space with its newly acquired Nokia assets, according to analyst IDC. China is the number one market for Lumia shipments, with India in second, Vietnam in eighth and Thailand tenth …
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US propels global technology market to $2 TREEELION in 2013

The US will be the primary driver of global growth in the technology market in 2013 and 2014, with Asia Pacific spend contracting thanks to a slowdown in India and China and a strong US dollar, according to analyst house Forrester. The firm’s latest report A Mixed Outlook for the Global Tech Market In 2013 and 2014, claims …
Phil Muncaster, 18 Jul 2013

Not even Asia can save PC market's slump

PC shipments officially entered their longest slump in history last quarter after a 10.9 per cent year-on-year decline, with even the once-proud APAC region registering another double-digit drop, according to analyst Gartner. The market watcher’s preliminary forecast for Q2 2013 makes for pretty grim reading if you’re a PC …
Phil Muncaster, 11 Jul 2013
Lenovo C325 all-in-one desktop PC

Chinese state tightwads help strangle Asia-Pacific PC sales in 2013

Asia-Pacific has well and truly succumbed to the global economic malaise, with the region’s PC market declining 13 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter – its first ever double digit drop, according to IDC. Not even the launch of Windows 8 in China in October and more Intel-powered ultrabooks could stop PC sales sliding to …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Apr 2013

FinFisher spyware goes global, mobile and undercover

Security researchers have warned that the controversial FinFisher spyware has been updated to evade detection and has now been discovered in 25 countries across the globe, many of them in APAC. FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is produced by Anglo/German firm Gamma International and marketed as a “lawful interception” suite …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Mar 2013
Intel thinks it can accelerate big data-related Xeon sales by doing its own Hadoop

Intel beckons SMBs aboard Big Data bandwagon

Cutting edge Big Data projects might seem the sole preserve of big name multinationals and government organisations but the democratisation of these next gen analytics capabilities is coming soon to an SMB near you, according to Intel. Speaking at the APAC launch of the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, Chipzilla’s global …
Phil Muncaster, 28 Feb 2013
Toshiba Qosmio DX730-102 all-in-one desktop PC

APAC PC shipments FALL for first time ever in 2012

The launch of more shiny new ultrabooks, Microsoft’s much-anticipated Windows 8 and the APAC region's often-strong growth all failed to stop PC sales receding over 2012, the first time the region has experienced a full year drop in PC shipments. IDC says sales fell two per cent over the year, to 121 million units. The analyst …
Phil Muncaster, 23 Jan 2013

Skills shortage may crimp Asia's IT rise

Asia Pacific will once again be the envy of the tech world in 2013 as it posts steady ICT spending growth of near eight per cent, but a worsening skills shortage could hamper enterprise technology adoption, according to IDC. The analyst’s top ten predictions for 2013 began with good news for the region (excluding Japan) in the …
Phil Muncaster, 28 Nov 2012

UN: APAC is world's most digitally divided region

The Asia Pacific region is the world's most digitally divided, with huge investment in land and sea-based fibre optic networks and improved public-private partnerships necessary to close the gap between the haves and have-nots, the UN has said. The UN’s Economic and Social Commission for APAC (ESCAP) is holding a three day …
Phil Muncaster, 21 Nov 2012

Your job's going to Asia, in a good way

IT spending in APAC will grow by nearly eight per cent over the coming year to $743bn, with Western markets set to benefit eventually as successful Asian firms expand and hire abroad, according to analyst outfit Gartner. The firm forecast spending in APAC to increase 7.8 per cent year-on-year in 2013, more than double the …
Phil Muncaster, 13 Nov 2012

Big Data lets CIOs go all CSI

APAC IT leaders have been urged to begin their Big Data planning now to ensure they have the right technology, skills and processes in place to tap the business benefits of a market set to be worth over $1.7bn by 2016. Speaking at the MIG Data Centre Summit 2012 in Hong Kong on Wednesday, IT practitioners warned that …

APAC firms to up their dose of tablets by 22 PER CENT

Tablet fever has hit businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, with nearly a quarter of IT leaders in the region planning on buying the devices for employees despite looming budget cuts over the next 12 months, according to IDC research. The analyst’s annual Continuum end user survey questioned over 1,600 CIOs, IT directors and …
Phil Muncaster, 26 Jul 2012

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