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Big data generates opportunities in Asia Pacific

Anuradha Shukla | Nov. 16, 2012
IDC predicts the Asia Pacific big data market will grow at a rate of 46.8 percent over the next five years.

The Asia Pacific big data market is expected to grow at a rate of 46.8 percent over the next five years, according to IDC.

This development will generate opportunities for growth in the region as companies are looking to big data to improve efficiency.

IDC APEJ Big Data Technology and Services 2012-2016 Forecast and Analysis report indicates that over 20 percent of companies have already deployed connected devices in Asia.

Also, 70 percent of the companies in the region intend to do so in the coming two years. IDC notes intelligent system as technology solutions that combine connected devices with the capabilities of cloud computing and data analysis.

These solutions, according to the research firm, can make a significant improvement in the way companies operate and are in great demand in Asia.

Findings of the report show that the intelligent systems market in Asia, including China, is about US$260 billion and over 338 million units today.

Creating end-to-end solutions

Today, vertical solution providers across Asia have combined their industry, software and device expertise with Microsoft products and services for designing end-to-end solutions for specific business requirements.

"In 2016, IDC predicts the intelligent systems market in Asia will be US$477 billion in revenue and nearly 700 million units. This represents one-third of the worldwide intelligent systems market," said IDC VP of Semiconductors and Enabling Technologies Mario Morales.

Several Microsoft partners throughout Asia such as Beijing Strong Union Technology and Advantech are creating intelligent systems for customers.

Beijing Strong Union Technology is an ICT provider for the financial services sector, and it has developed a customer service solution for one of China's largest state-owned banks.

Advantech develops industrial control and automation solutions for the remote monitoring and management of embedded devices.

These Microsoft partners understand that they can generate data that provides more strategic business insight and more effectively meets their customers' needs by connecting embedded devices to data centres and software on the backend.

"Leveraging their expertise and industry insight, Microsoft partners are creating end-to-end solutions that provide the value customers are looking for," said John Doyle, director of Product Management for Windows Embedded.


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