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Qatar Information Technology Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Qatar Information Technology Report Q1 2013

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


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  • Hewlett-Packard
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  • Microsoft Corporation
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BMI View

BMI's forecast has been extended to 2017 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.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Computer Hardware Sales: US$248mn in 2012 to US$260mn in 2013, +5% in US dollar terms.

Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised, but Windows 8 and ultrabooks will provide growth areas.

Software Sales: US$98mn in 2012 to US$109mn in 2013, +11% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised and BMI expects a stronger strategic focus on software spending and hosted software.

IT Services Sales: US$155mn in 2012 to US$182mn in 2012, +17% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised, but services are seen as outperforming the hardware and software segments.

Risk/Reward Ratings

Qatar's score was 59.7 out of 100.0. Qatar ranks third in our latest RRR READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Qatar IT Sector SWOT 7

Qatar Telecoms Industry SWOT 8

Qatar Political SWOT 9

Qatar Economic SWOT 10

Qatar 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

Industry Developments 30

Industry Forecast 34
Table: Qatar 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 & Forecast, 2010-2017 38

Competitive Landscape 40

Macroeconomic Forecast 48
Table: Qatar - Economic Activity, 2007-2016 50

Company Profiles 51

Microsoft Corporation 51

IBM 56

Hewlett-Packard 61

Oracle Corp 67

Country Snapshot 71
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 72
Table: Qatar's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 73
Table: Qatar's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 74
Table: Qatar'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
Microsoft Corporation
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