Regional and state government spending is growing faster than federal spending, creating new IT opportunities and challenges
Singapore – November 13, 2007 – Springboard Research, a leading innovator in the IT Market Research industry, today announced the latest data from its study of public sector IT spending in Asia (including Japan). Study results show that growth was steady in the region. Based on its market analysis, Springboard expects IT spending to be US$51.5 billion in 2007, with the market growing at a compound annual rate of 6.9% from 2006 through 2010.
Springboard’s analysis also showed that Japan, while growing much slower than the rest of Asia, is still by far the largest market in the region, accounting for 45% of public sector IT spending. China and Australia are the next largest markets, accounting for 20%, and 11%, respectively, of public sector technology spending. India is the fastest growing market in the region, and the market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.5% through 2010.
While federal IT spending accounts for 72% of all expenditures, Springboard is seeing increased growth in spending at the next level, comprised of state, regional, provincial and local governments.
“This segment of the market is growing at close to 10% a year across the region and state-level spending is growing twice as fast as federal spending in more mature markets like Japan, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, and Taiwan ,” said Jonathan Silber, Research Manager for Springboard Research. “This is an opportunity, but it also represents more real estate that vendors need to cover as there are a lot more organizations at this level. Also, local government spending has tended to grow slower than state and regional spending; but in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, we have seen strong local spending growth that is as fast or faster than federal and state spending,” Silber added.
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B2B Journalists: Blogs Increasingly Make Legit Primary, Secondary Sources..
Tomorrow’s Lois Lane, today..
More than eight in 10 business journalists (84 percent) say they have used or would use blogs as primary or secondary sources for articles, according to the 2007 Arketi Web Watch Survey: Inside B-to-B Media Usage of Web 2.0 by Arketi Group, reports MarketingCharts. Continue reading
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“Why do so many entrepreneurs lose focus? The same reason they became entrepreneurs in the first place: ferocious ambition. Entrepreneurs are dreamers; restraint is unnatural.”
An oft-cited study estimates that just two-thirds of all start-ups see their second birthdays, and less than half make it to their fourth.
Whatever the exact figures, no one would argue that scores of budding new ventures die on the vine. One of the most common killers: lack of focus.
So, how are the Alternative Search Engines doing? Well, there are statistics of all shapes and sizes that can be referenced, but here is one that seems fairly representative.
The $65,000 question is – if YOU owned every single Alternative Search Engine,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO to increase your total market share penetration?
Chart provided by Internet World Stats by permission.
Check Out altsearchengines for emerging search technology breakthroughs
Fastest growing job-search engine clinches top award for Asian technology companies
– Recruit.net the leading job search engine for Asia Pacific has been named a winner of the Red Herring Asia 100 award for 2007.
Red Herring 100 Asia is an exclusive annual event honoring 100 cutting-edge private technology companies from across the Asia-Pacific region. The event brings together an elite roster of entrepreneurial and global venture investment firms to showcase excellence in innovation.
“We are honored to be winners of this prestigious award for 2007, and to join the impressive roster of ground breaking companies that have won this accolade in the past.” Said Maneck Mohan, Founder & CEO of Recruit.net
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It’s always great to shake hands with a company and bring them on board..today was TPWC’s first day working with recruit.net and we sent our first of many releases to the media today…bloggers are media too right so here courtesy of Ping.sg is our maiden release. Do keep an eye on news from recruit.net as there will be some interesting news soon besides the possibility of finding that elusive position you may be dreaming of.
Red Herring selects Recruit.net amongst the most-promising technology ventures in Asia
Red Herring Releases List of Finalists for the “Red Herring 100 Asia” Awards 2007
Singapore, August 13, 2007 – Red Herring Magazine announced today that the job search engine Recruit.net, has been named finalist in the Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. The 100 winners will be announced at the Red Herring 100 Asia event in Hong Kong, on August 29-31.
“The 200 finalists we selected from across 16 countries and regions are all excellent contenders,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “They are exceptional companies who thrive on innovation and strongly define the important role of technology in Asia’s economy and throughout the world.”
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