Malaysia Information Technology Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the information technology industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, Information Technology Risk Reward Index, Macroeconomic Forecast, Company Profiles and Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Malaysia Information Technology Report
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$1,295.00

BMI View: Malaysia's IT market has medium- term potential as incomes rise and the economy continues to develop, creating growth opportunities in the retail and enterprise markets. We identify income gains for Malaysia's middle class 2017-2020 as the stand-out opportunity, directly through potential for easing price sensitivity in the PC market, and indirectly through the impact on enterprise sentiment. In contrast to the medium - term outlook, we have a mixed growth forecast for 2016 as regional economic uncertainty and further ringgit depreciation against the US dollar will squeeze growth, but still a significant improvement from 2015 when the hardware segment was hit hard by a combination of depreciation and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax in April. We forecast total IT spending will increase at a CAGR of 6.8% 2016-2020 to MYR26.3bn in 2020.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Computer Hardware Sales: MYR9.0bn in 2016 to MYR10.6bn in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%. A more supportive economic environment and a shift in product cycle dynamics will see the hardware segment regain momentum and growth both in value and volume terms.

  • Software Sales: MYR4.4bn in 2016 to MYR5.9bn in 2020, a CAGR of 7.7%. Enterprise modernisation will broadly support software spending, while cloud computing software delivery has the potential to deepen the application market to Malaysian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

  • IT Services Sales: MYR6.8bn in 2016 to MYR9.8bn in 2020, a CAGR of 9.5%. IT services spending forecast to outperform through wider adoption of outsourcing, cloud computing and Internet of Things applications by enterprises.

Services To Outperform But Brighter Outlook Across All Three Segments
IT Spending Forecast By Segment, 2013-2020
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI
BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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IT SWOT
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Political
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Economic
13
Operational Risk
15
Industry Forecast
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Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Malaysia 2012-2019)
17
Macroeconomic Forecasts
24
Economic Analysis
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Table: Economic Activity (Malaysia 2010-2019)
28
Industry Risk Reward Index
29
Table: Asia Pacific IT Risk/Reward Index - Q415
32
Market Overview
33
Hardware
33
Software
40
Cloud Computing
45
Services
49
Industry Trends And Developments
55
Regulatory Development
59
Table: Government Authorities
59
Competitive Landscape
64
International Companies
64
Table: Acer
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Table: HCL Axon
64
Table: Lenovo
65
Local Companies
66
Table: Sunway E-Systems
66
Regional Overview
67
Demographic Forecast
70
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Malaysia 1990-2025)
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Components
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The Malaysia Information Technology Report features BMI Research'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

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.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

  • IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (‘000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (‘000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (‘000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

Information Technology Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide technology manufacturers, service providers, and IT vendors/leasing agents looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

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 Macroeconomic Forecast

BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 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.

Regional Overview

Cross-border analysis of country markets in the region, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).

Sources

The information Technology Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.