Systems integration specialist Unisys Corp has said it is confident that a post-recession Asia will emerge as one of the world's largest markets for information technologies. Jack Blaine, senior vice-president, on a tour through Asia with chairman Lawrence Weinbach, said Asia, excluding Japan, represents about 5 per cent of Unisys' global sales. Mr Blaine said Unisys expected this figure to increase substantially in the future. 'We anticipate that post-Asian economic crisis, Asia will grow faster than the US or Europe,' Mr Blaine said. 'We think Asia in total, irrespective of country, there is not one country in Asia that does not represent a substantial opportunity. 'Definitely, we see China growing faster than the rest of the Asian markets.' Mr Blaine said there was a radical shift in operating businesses with technology that has not completely caught on in Asia: 'I don't think the markets are different, it's a matter of timing. 'As markets become more competitive, their needs for information technology goods and services will become more consistent with what demand is in the West.' He said that while businesses in Asia would not have changed post-crisis, the way people do business will. 'Even our own company has been an example of trying to do everything ourselves rather than going out and buying some solutions that we can customise for our own operations.' That will allow companies to 'go forward and quit spending all our resources on maintaining that which is obsolete', Mr Blaine said.