Singapore Information Technology Report Q2 2012
- ID: 2135934
- April 2012
- Region: Singapore
- 75 Pages
- Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International's Singapore Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, information technology associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Singapore's information technology industry.
BMI View: Singaporean IT spending is expected to reach US$6.4bn in 2012, up 5%, with BMI downwardly revising its forecast as a slowing economy is expected to mean more moderate growth in IT spending. Although BMI believes that growth will decelerate in 2012, BMI are upbeat on Singapore's IT market over the longer term. Government IT spending has become a major market driver, which continued with implementation of the e-Government plan. Key areas of opportunity for vendors are likely to include business analytics software and solutions, and cloud computing. Singapore's ambitions to emerge as a regional cloud computing hub will fuel vendor investment in service capabilities.
Headline Expenditure Projections Computer hardware sales: US$2.7bn in 2011 to US$2.9bn in 2012, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors but there should be a stimulus from the iPad3 and Ultrabooks.
Software sales: US$873mn in 2011 to US$944bn in 2012, +8% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification but enterprise resource programming, customer relationship management and other e-business applications will find increasing popularity with the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market.
IT Services sales: US$2.4bn in 2011 to US$2.6bn in 2012, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification but there should be opportunities in key IT spending verticals such as telecoms, government, healthcare and logistics.
Risk/Reward Ratings: Singapore's score was 74.1 out of 100.0. Singapore ranks first in their latest Asia RRR table, behind only Australia, and ahead of regional rival Hong Kong. The country also had the highest IT Market score of 57, and its overall ranking further benefited from a maximum Country Structure score of 100.
Key Trends & Developments.
- In 2012, a slowing economy is expected to mean moderate growth in IT spending. However, the PC market should continue to grow as vendors release new models and with a boost from the standard operating environment project. Around 75% of Singaporean households now have a PC, but consumers have appeared willing to spend on upgrading their notebook computers, and there is a trend for households to own more than one unit. The massive growth in broadband penetration will be a major driver of demand for new devices.
- Government IT spending has become another major market driver, with implementation of the e- Government plan. The government rolled out SGD1.1bn in new infocom tenders, in addition to ongoing projects such as the SOE initiative which will carry into 2012. Healthcare IT is one area of opportunity, following the launch schedule of the electronic healthcare register in 2011, with the second phase of the programme due in 2012.
- Key areas of opportunity for vendors are likely to include business analytics software and solutions, and cloud computing. The financial sector is likely to increase spending as a result of improved profit and infrastructure initiatives around mobile banking. Meanwhile, insurance companies are expected to spend more on analytics and systems upgrades. SMEs will also be a key opportunity, again with support from government subsidies. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
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