Published on December 25, 2007
National Science and Technology Development Agency
"Next year, Software Oriented Architecture or SOA technology will play a key role in the national economy because many more medium-sized and large enterprises will adopt SOA to enhance their performance.
"Opportunities in the software industry will be much more open for local developers while the market value is expected to grow by 20 to 25 per cent at least."
Software Industry Promotion Agency
"Open-source software and outsourcing are expected to be a trend for information technology next year.
"They will encourage businesses to develop new innovations and applications to support the ICT market.
"Electronic learning, Web services and animation will also play important roles for the ICT industry in 2008."
National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre
"There will be a few key areas of technology that will take important roles next year, and those are Service Oriented Architecture, Web services and security.
"The enactment of the Computer Crime Act this year will also drive the ICT industry and the e-commerce market as the act creates confidence for users to do business online."
Suwipa Wanasathop Director
Software Park Thailand
"There are still many opportunities for the local software industry next year. We will see many sectors such as tourism, government and large enterprises investing more in adopting and using local software suites. We will see more software cluster models bringing more collaboration and synergy among local software firms to enhance their capability in software provision. The local software industry next year will be strong and grow stronger."
The Association of Thai ICT Industry
"Next year the trend will focus on Service Oriented Architecture, streaming video and technology related to the quality of life. Encouragement for SOA will come from the government utilising this technology to provide public services which allow easier access to government facilities. The total ICT market in 2008 will have double-digit growth. The government ICT policy after the election will be important to drive the ICT industry next year."
The Association of Thai Software Industry
"As the market share of local software was still only 20 per cent this year, we plan to put more focus on increasing the local share to at least 30 per cent next year.
"It is therefore necessary to find niche areas where there are not yet big players. Local software should be developed to serve the Blue Ocean market, and that will be a new opportunity for Thai software."
Intel Microelectronics (Thailand)
"Thailand's ICT market next year will still grow more than 12 per cent and keep its position ahead of Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as maintaining its role as the biggest market in Southeast Asia in terms of value of spending and unit shipments. The 45-nanometre processors will make a change in the computer market. During the first half of next year the Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo markets will be replaced with 45-nanometre processors."
Rampa Manoonsin Country Manager
Sun Microsystems (Thailand)
"In terms of products and technology, we will see more new IT products coming with clean and green technology, which will reduce power consumption. The trend is a result of the world's climate-change concerns.
"The ICT market in Thailand next year will be back to normal growth between 12 and 15 per cent, and the majority of IT spending will still be from government, finance and banking and, telecommunications sectors."