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Kuwait Information Technology Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Kuwait Information Technology Report Q1 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Kuwait
  • 79 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Company Profiles
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Khorafi Business Machines
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Oracle Corp
  • MORE

BMI View:

Kuwait IT spending is expected to reach US$978mn in 2013, up 4%, buoyed by high oil prices and heavy government spending. Kuwait, the third-largest computer market in the Gulf, should offer favourable IT market trading conditions in 2013, and local IT spending should continue to provide opportunities for IT vendors over our five-year forecast period. Drivers will include government projects,
population growth, and strong demand from the construction and oil and gas sectors.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

Computer Hardware Sales: US$393mn in 2012 to US$401mn in 2013, +2% in US dollar terms.

Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors, but tablets and ultrabooks should provide alternative growth areas.

Software Sales: US$253mn in 2012 to US$268mn in 2013, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly upwardly due to analyst modification and trade liberalisation and growing regional competition are fuelling enterprise spending on software and systems.

IT Services Sales: US$290mn in 2012 to US$309mn in 2013, an increase in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms unchanged and READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Kuwait IT Sector SWOT 7

Kuwait Telecoms Industry SWOT 8

Kuwait Political SWOT 9

Kuwait Economic SWOT 10

Kuwait Business Environment SWOT 11

MEA IT Risk/Reward Ratings 12
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk Reward Ratings, Q113 14

MEA IT Markets Overview 15

IT Penetration 15

Sectors And Verticals 18

Market Overview 22

Government Authority 22

Hardware 23

Software 26

Services 28

End-User Analysis 30

Industry Developments 31

Industry Forecast 34
Table: Kuwait IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2009-2017 37

Industry Forecast Internet 38

Internet 38
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 38

Competitive Landscape 40

Hardware 40

Software 41

IT Services 43

Internet Competitive Landscape 44

Macroeconomic Forecast 47
Table: Kuwait - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 49

Company Profiles 50

Khorafi Business Machines 50

Microsoft Corporation 51
Table: TCS Revenues By Geography, (US$mn) 55

IBM 56

Hewlett-Packard 61

Oracle Corp 67

Country Snapshot 71
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 72
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 73
Table: Kuwait's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 74
Table: Kuwait's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 74

BMI Methodology 75

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 75

IT Industry 75

IT Ratings - Methodology 76
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators 77

Weighting 78
Table: Weighting Of Components 78

Sources 78

Company Profiles
Khorafi Business Machines
Microsoft Corporation
Oracle Corp

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