Data Management Market Surges in APEJ Region

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The information and data management software (IDMS) market in the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region is returning to positive half-on-half growth in the first quarter of 2009 and reached a market value of $1,056.8 million, an IDC report said.“The IDMS market performed slightly better than expected. However, many organizations are still handicapped by an inability to obtain dependable data efficiently for regulatory reporting or to support fact-based decision-making,” Sharon Tan, research manager of IDC’s Asia-Pacific IDMS group, said, adding that “the root of the problem is often data quality.”The research analysts further said Asian organizations' information systems “are churning out massive volumes of data and often, vital pieces of information sits in multiple places.”“Demand for software that can help ensure data consistency and quality is expected to grow strongly as organizations seek to improve nimbleness and efficiencies in data management and information delivery,” she said.In China, the supply and demand model for Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) software has changed due to server market competition and the increasingly 'commoditized' nature of the product, IDC further said.Site license, for example, has been a widely used weapon to lock in cash flow, grow the install base and beat competitors; end-users are getting smart and gaining more bargaining power by adopting a centralized procurement process and removing some aggressive vendors from the short list. …