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South Africa Information Technology Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

South Africa Information Technology Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2364023
  • December 2012
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 70 pages
  • Business Monitor International

FEATURED COMPANIES

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  • IBM
  • Sahara Computers
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Market Overview

BMI View: South African IT spending to increase to about US$18.1bn in 2017, at a US dollar 2012-
2016 CAGR of 8%. In 2012, vendors reported a slowdown in public sector tender flow, due in part due a Treasury audit. Business confidence remains depressed compared with pre-global financial crisis levels,
but major infrastructure and transport projects will provide encouragement for growth during BMI's five-year forecast period. Most opportunities are likely to be in sectors such as wholesale and retail trade and financial and personal services, which will grow faster, while other verticals like mining and manufacturing suffer a slowdown. However, South African businesses are expected to maintain a cautious attitude to IT investments, due to continued global economic uncertainty.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

Computer hardware sales: US$5.4bn in 2012 to US$6.1bn in 2013, +12% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst adjustment, but migrations to Windows 8 should provide a boost in 2013.

Software sales: US$2.4bn in 2012 to US$2.6bn in 2013, +9% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Company Profiles
  • IBM
  • Sahara Computers
  • MORE

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

South Africa IT Sector SWOT 7

South Africa Telecommunications Sector SWOT 8

South Africa Political SWOT 9

South Africa Economic SWOT 9

South Africa Business Environment SWOT 10

IT Risk/Reward Ratings 11
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk Reward Ratings, Q113 13

MEA IT Market Overview 14

IT Penetration 14

Market Overview 21

Government Authority 21

Hardware 23

Software 25

Services 28

Industry Developments 31

IT And Economic Development 33

Industry Forecast 37
Table: South Africa IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 40

Industry Forecast Internet 41

Internet 41
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 41

Competitive Landscape 43

Hardware 43

Software 44

IT Services 46

Internet Competitive Landscape 49

Macroeconomic Forecast 51
Table: South Africa - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 54

Company Profiles 55

IBM 55

Sahara Computers 60

Country Snapshot 62
Table: South Africa's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 63
Table: South Africa's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 64
Table: South Africa's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 65
Table: South Africa's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 65

BMI Methodology 66

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 66

IT Industry 66

IT Ratings – Methodology 67
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators 68

Weighting 69
Table: Weighting Of Components 69

Sources 69

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