Menu
Public sector demand drives commercial device shipments across the region

Public sector demand drives commercial device shipments across the region

Growth predominantly driven by PC and tablet product categories

Commercial shipments of PCs and tablets across Asia Pacific reached 19.2 million units in 2017, representing seven per cent year-over-year growth following strong public sector demand.

According to IDC research findings, such growth was predominantly driven by PC and tablet product categories, spanning desktops and notebooks, as well as slates and detachables.

Looking ahead, the public sector is expected to drive growth in the traditional PC market for 2018, particularly in India and the Philippines where large tenders will be held.

Ongoing migration to Windows 10 by enterprises in the financial, manufacturing and resources verticals will also help to support the commercial market in the region.

Meanwhile, digital transformation efforts in the distribution and services, manufacturing and resources verticals will continue to fuel the growth in the tablet market.

“The education sector remains one of the most robust verticals in the commercial space,” IDC Asia Pacific research manager, Maciek Gornicki, said.

“As governments, particularly in emerging markets, embark on digital transformation, investment in IT infrastructure will continue. This means deployment of devices in the education sector across the region will continue in the coming years as well.”

IDC Research
IDC Research

Delving deeper, the commercial traditional PC market posted five per cent increase in 2017, boosted by several large education projects completed across the region.

Specific to sectors, education shipments grew 33 per cent in total with ELCOT alone contributing to 550,000 units in India last year, while the market was further supported by smaller education tenders, bringing the overall growth in the education sector to 108 per cent.

In Australia and New Zealand, which are traditionally robust education markets, further expansion of Chromebook devices continued.

As a result, Chrome is now the largest-used OS in the education sector in New Zealand and the second largest in Australia, in terms of shipments in 2017.

Aside from education, shipments for Singapore Government’s sector grew, boosted by demand following GovTech Singapore’s Internet Separation campaign - the campaign mandates Government agency employees to be equipped with a secondary device for Internet access.

Also, the Indonesia education market posted 157 per cent increase in 2017, as the market benefited from the rollout of the Computer Based National Exam initiative, among other projects.

“With governments and more businesses embracing digital transformation, the tablet becomes a popular choice to help achieve enterprise mobility,” IDC Asia Pacific research manager, Peggy Cheung, added.

“Small- and medium-sized businesses who have budget concerns will drive steady growth in commercial demand, with tablets offering a good balance of mobility and price.”



Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags IDClaptopPCTablet

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

The channel came together for the inaugural Reseller News Emerging Leaders Forum in New Zealand, created to provide a program that identifies, educates and showcases the upcoming talent of the ICT industry. Hosted as a half day event, attendees heard from industry champions as keynoters and panelists talked about future opportunities and leadership paths and joined mentoring sessions with members of the ICT industry Hall of Fame. The forum concluded with 30 Under 30 Tech Awards across areas of Sales, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Management, Technical and Human Resources. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019
Show Comments