Showing posts from November, 2013

Cloud-based Video Conferencing Market - China

China Semiannual Collaborations and Video Tracker shows that the scale of China’s video conferencing market is US$ 172.1 million in the first half of 2013 (1H2013),  declining 6.1% year-on-year.

Reasons for declining of China video conferencing market in 1H2013 are:
Recession in China resulted in a declined profits among enterprises, causing them to be more cautious about IT investment. The decreasing  number of customers also resulted in delays in video conferencing investment.Changes in the government industry – one of the major users of the video conferencing. The change in government leadership and high level of business penetration in state ministries and commissions resulted in decline in investment.More audio/web conferencing vendors are adding video functions to their products, meeting the demands of video communication users at a low cost. As such, medium and small enterprises in the video conferencing market are facing increasing challenges. Telepresence, a high-end…

Enterprise Application Software Sales in South Africa is driven by CRM, Mobility, and Social Business

According to IDC Research, Overall enterprise applications software (EAS) spending in South Africa is set to increase 10.5% year on year in 2014 to total $518.45 million. 
With a further 12 months likely to pass before the new government is fully focused on its investment plans, improved growth is not anticipated for the country's EAS market until 2016. Other factors that will negatively impact the EAS market in 2014 include ongoing economic pressures that are likely to derail the investment plans of large and very large businesses (enterprises). Continuing financial challenges will also limit the access of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to credit and curtail their subsequent investments, while the ongoing challenge of skills shortages will impair the adoption of new technologies.
South African organizations are interested in adopting technologies such as advanced analytics, but are often limited by tight budgets and lack of advanced technical skills.