This IDC study presents the IT services market's forecast for 20112016. We believe that at this juncture, the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APEJ IT services market and the economic environment in general are at a pivotal stage. Analyzing the opportunity resulting from this, IDC Asia/Pacific has undertaken a regionwide exercise to analyze the impact of ongoing economic turmoil on the IT services space, with the underlying objective to help stakeholders in the APEJ market improve their competitive position. The four key technology plays for business will be business analytics (including big data), cloud computing, mobility, and social media.
"There is an inherent need to innovate and drive transformation in the client side," says Mayur Sahni, senior analyst, AP Services, IDC Asia/Pacific. "The 'new' economy will witness increased demonstration of skin in the game for traditional players, as the market environment becomes increasingly competitive," Sahni adds.