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United States Information Technology Report Q4 2012 - Product Image

United States Information Technology Report Q4 2012

  • Published: October 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 76 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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BMI View:

USA IT spending is forecast to reach US$559bn in 2012, up 5.5% year-on-year. This leaves our 2012-2016 forecast largely unchanged this quarter, despite a further contraction in PC sales in H112. Meanwhile, public IT procurements remained constrained due to the budget constraints faced by many government entities. Overall moderate growth in budgets is expected, but much depends on the economic situation. Despite a drive to cut expenses across government, many public sector organisations have appeared willing to continue spending on IT; however, the government hopes to make savings in its US$80bn IT budget. US businesses remain cautious, but there is pent-up demand from projects delayed as a result of the economic situation and cloud computing is expected to be increasingly important.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

Computer Hardware Sales: US$141.5bn in 2011 to US$146.8bn in 2012, +3.6% in US dollar terms.

Forecast in US dollar terms unchanged from Q312, but Ultrabook failed to provide the hoped-for support to PC sales in H112.

Software Sales: US$153.0bn in 2011 to US$163.0bn in 2012, +6.4% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

United States IT Sector SWOT 7

United States Political SWOT 7

United States Economic SWOT 8

United States Business Environment SWOT 8

Americas Pacific IT Risk/Reward Ratings 9
Table: Americas Risk/Reward Ratings, Q412 11

IT Markets Overview 12

IT Penetration 12

Market Growth And Drivers 14

Sectors And Verticals 16

Market Overview 20

Government Authority 20

Overview 21

Software 22

Services 25

Industry Developments 27

Industry Forecast 29
Table: USA IT Industry – Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2009-2016 31

Industry Forecast Internet 32
Table: Telecoms Sector – Internet – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 32

Competitive Landscape 34

Hardware 34

Software 37

Macroeconomic Forecast 42
Table: United States – GDP By Expenditure, Real Growth %, 2008-2016 45

Company Profiles 46

Hewlett-Packard 46

Dell 52
Table: Selected Dell Mergers And Acquisitions 56

Microsoft Corporation 58

IBM 63

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

BMI Methodology 72

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 72

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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