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Emerging Market Analysis: IT Innovation, Cost-Driven Early Adopters, China, 2022

Published: 31 January 2013

ID: G00246296

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen , Vincent Fu


The cost-driven early-adopter scenario is one of four scenarios that show how indigenous innovation in China will affect Chinese enterprises during the next 10 years. As enterprises embrace innovation and take risks to reduce IT costs, technology and service providers must act to enable them.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Cost-Driven Early-Adopter Scenario
    • Looking Into the Future
    • 2015: Tactical Improvements to Gain the First-Mover Advantage
    • 2018: Focus on Operational Efficiency
  • The Cost-Driven Early Adopter
    • Overview
    • Business and Innovation Landscape
    • IT Landscape
  • Background and Context
    • Holistic Mindset Toward IT Value Axis
    • Company Culture in Relation to the Risk Axis
  • The Impact for Technology and Service Providers
    • Cloud Providers
    • OTT Providers
    • Mobile App Tool Providers
    • Telecom Providers
    • Local and International Vendors
  • Conclusion

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