TE24 Sci &Tech Desk:
According to market research firm IDC, Thailand is expected to lead ASEAN in IT spending by 2025 through the promotion of digitalisation. According to IDC, SMEs in the country with up to 99 employees are expected to spend $ 1.34 billion on IT costs. By 2025.
“The desire for digitization of Thai SMEs is strongly driven by the“ Digital First ”consumer mentality and the need to prevent other potential barriers to future new business,” says IDCA Shawn. The managing director of the company Sudeb Banga Bank has given this information. Location. According to IT spending of IDC, Thai SME will increase from $ 1.03 billion in 2021 to $ 1.34 billion in 2021 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7%. In contrast, ASEAN CAGR is 2025. 7.4%. According to IDC,
Indonesia is expected to be second in total SME IT spending from $ 746.7 million in 2021 to $ 1.29 billion in 2025. The Philippines is expected to be in third place by spending $ 1.1 billion in 2025, up from $ 758.7 million in 2021.
IDC sees many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand shifting to cloud-based services and applications. It meets the needs of its customers, Banga said.
He said Thai SMEs are moving digitally because some sectors such as retail experience are a rapid transition and supply chain partners are “moving away from traditional thinking and accelerating digitization.” Asked to be part. “Thailand’s cloud mentality has also improved over the past decade, with some countries leading the way, which helps them to stay ahead of other ASEAN countries,” he added.
According to him, the growth of small business depends on the structure of the type of business or sector it provides. In Indonesia, he said, most SMEs are very traditional and consist of small organizations that provide a small part of the larger supply chain or ecosystem.
“The size of the islands also makes it difficult for digitalisation to move forward quickly and consistently, as the mentality surrounding digitalisation is heavy only in some big cities like Jakarta,” Mr Bangah said.
Citing the IDC Future Enterprise Resilience Survey 2022, Dharmaraj Sivalingam, Senior Research Manager, IDC ASEAN, said that the Asia-Pacific government’s policies that promote technological advancement are digital priorities for businesses, with 47.9% of enterprise respondents saying so.
This was followed by regulations for responsible use of artificial intelligence at 44.4% and use of technology at 42.2% to create smart cities.
Mr Shivalingam said ASEAN organizations need to focus on building digital resilience and innovation to be able to respond to any kind of barrier.
“A clear national digital roadmap, digital infrastructure investment, enhanced technology skills in the local workforce and improved data governance and privacy policies will be key to building the foundation of a digital-first economy,” he said.