KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ITX Asia 2013 opens today to IT professionals and technology buyers from the government, enterprise and SMB segments at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The expo and conference is being held from 11 to 13 September 2013.
The expo features the latest technologies and innovations, both in products and solutions, with a particular focus on enterprise resource planning (ERP), cloud computing and mobile applications. The expo is organised by Business Media International, Southeast Asia's largest B2B media owners.
Dato' William Ng, managing director of Business Media International said, "we expect to see over 8,000 industry players at ITX Asia this year. The response from the industry has been very good with top vendors such as Blackberry, CA, dotAsia, eBdesk, Google, NEC, Panasonic, Salesforce and Toshiba participating, many of whom for the first time".
Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah flagged off ITX Asia 2013 and toured the exhibition with the local media on tow. According to Abu Bakar, information and communication technology (ICT) is the game changer in today's competitive market.
"ICT has become a valuable asset for the security of a business's future and success. It is the milestone that marks a company's stamina for survival. In order to remain relevant to the current markets, enterprises must invest time and effort in ICT to stay in the race", Abu Bakar said.
Dato' William Ng said, "as the IT industry continues to undergo changes at a phenomenal rate, ITX Asia 2013 delivers the resources needed to stay in the game. This year, we strengtened the B2B appeal of the expo by incorporating Cloud Computing, ERP Asia and Enterprise TechVice 2013. This is undoubtedly one of the most extensive IT and business platforms available that participants can utilise to keep themselves ahead of the curve".
An impressive array of resources and privileges are in store for participants and trade visitors, including the latest showcase of IT enabled business solutions, infrastructure setups, IP telephony, network and server administration, innovative IT devices comprising of giant touch panel monitors, tablets, office virtualisation, and more.
Participants will also be able to network with other c-level delegates and prominent global speakers at the concurrent ITX Asia 2013 conference. This year's conference addresses future trends in IT, and how companies and governments can adopt these trends in planning their products, processes and practices.
2014 Future Trends Research
In conjunction with ITX Asia 2013, Business Media International commissioned the 2014 Future Trends Research. The research was conducted in July and August 2013 and attracted over 600 respondents in the IT sector, comprising of IT managers, vendors and industry analysts.
"The top 3 trends - cloud computing, big data and Increased mobility - are not dissimilar to those of 2013, but we expect these to accelerate further in 2014, driven by both consumption and new technologies. Cloud adoption will be driven by both vendor-led ecosystem and government deployment, while big data will see a sharp increase in utilization, as companies begin to see the benefits of analytics even as costs of manpower increases and time to market shortens", Ng said.
"Another interesting trend that we will see more often in 2014 is that of enterprise mobility, both in terms of telecommuting and deployment of mobile devices to support efficiency and reduced time versus cost ratio. 'Bring your own device' or BYOD is going to be the norm in Malaysia, as companies firm up policies regarding use of own devices. With the rapid increase of smart phones and mobile devices, it is not a 'what-if' situation, but 'what-now' for companies. You either adopt or you are left behind," Ng added.
The top 10 IT Trends for 2014 are:
- Cloud Computing as the Norm
- Big Data Usage Surge
- Mobility Driven by Technology and Efficiency
- Mobile Security to Mitigate Risks
- Skilled ICT Workers in Greater Demand
- Social Business Evolving from Social Media
- Digital Office and Telepresence Increasing
- Smart Devices and Tablets Explosion
- M2M to Power Innovation
- IT Governance and Self-Regulation Increases
For information about ITX Asia, visit www.itxasia.com
Media Contact: Phyllis Lim, Business Media International, 60378808692, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Business Media International