Qatar Information Technology Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2258488
  • October 2012
  • Region: Qatar
  • 76 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Qatar 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 Qatar's information technology industry.

BMI View:

BMI's forecast unchanged this quarter.The decision to award Qatar the 2022 FIFA World Cup is expected to unleash a new wave of investment, while the government's ICT-2015 strategy will also create opportunities. With its booming economy and ambitious ICT investment programme, Qatar is expected to be the fastest-growing IT market in the Gulf region over BMI's five-year forecast period to 2016.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

Computer Hardware Sales: US$240mn in 2011 to US$253mn in 2012, +9% in US dollar terms.

Forecast in US dollar terms unchanged following stronger-than-expected sales growth in 2011.

Software Sales: US$89mn in 2011 to US$100mn in 2012, +16% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms unchanged with a stronger strategic focus on software spending and hosted software.

IT Services Sales: US$135mn in 2011 to US$158mn in READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Qatar IT Sector SWOT 6

Qatar Telecoms Industry SWOT 7

Qatar Political SWOT 8

Qatar Economic SWOT 9

Qatar Business Environment SWOT 9

MEA IT Risk/Reward Ratings 10
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk/Reward Ratings Table, Q412 12

MEA IT Markets Overview 13

IT Penetration 13

Sectors And Verticals 16

Market Overview 20

Government Authority 20

Hardware 20

Software 22

Services 25

Industry Developments 27

Industry Forecast 31
Table: Qatar IT Industry – Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2009-2016 34

Industry Forecast Internet 35
Table: Telecoms Sector – Internet- Historical Data & Forecast, 2009-2016 35

Macroeconomic Forecast 37
Table: Qatar – GDP By Expenditure, Us$ Terms Breakdown, 2008-2016 39

Competitive Landscape 40

Hardware 40

Software 41

IT Services 44

Internet Competitive Landscape 45

Company Profiles 47

Microsoft Corporation 47

Hewlett-Packard 52

Oracle Corp 58
Table: Oracle: Selected Acquisitions 61

IBM 63

Country Snapshot 68
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 69
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 70
Table: Qatar's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 71
Table: Qatar's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 71

BMI Methodology 72

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 72

Qatar Information Technology Report Q4 2012

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IT Industry 72

IT Ratings – Methodology 73
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators 74

Weighting 75
Table: Weighting Of Components 75

Sources 75

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