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Bahrain Information Technology Report 2013 - Product Image

Bahrain Information Technology Report 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Bahrain
  • 69 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Company Profiles
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Microsoft Corporation
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Executive Summary

BMI View: The total size of the addressable Bahrain IT market in 2013 is forecast by BMI to be US$372mn, up from an estimated US$346mn in 2012. BMI forecasts a CAGR of 8% for 2013-2017.

Bahrain's strong financial sector will continue to provide opportunities for vendors in the post-credit crunch era, although we do not see IT spending returning to its previous rate of growth during our fiveyear forecast period. Global IT trends such as cloud computing, virtualisation and convergence will continue to gain ground in the Bahraini market.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Computer hardware sales: US$219mn in 2012 to US$233mn in 2013, +6% in US dollar terms.

Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors and the release of Windows 8 should provide a boost to replacement PC purchases.

Software sales: US$41mn in 2012 to US$44mn in 2013, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors but there are evolving opportunities in the financial sector.

IT services sales: US$94mn in 2012 to US$91mn in 2013, +8% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Bahrain IT Sector SWOT 7

Bahrain Telecoms Industry SWOT 8

Bahrain Political SWOT 9

Bahrain Economic SWOT 10

Bahrain Business Environment SWOT 10

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

Middle East & Africa IT Markets Overview 14

IT Penetration 14

Sectors And Verticals 17

Market Overview 21

Government Authorities 21

Hardware 22

Software 25

Services 27

Industry Developments 29

Industry Forecast 32
Table: Bahrain IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2010-2017 34

Industry Forecast Internet 35

Internet 35
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017 35

Competitive Landscape 36

Hardware 36

Software 37

IT Services 39

Macroeconomic Forecast 42
Table: Bahrain - Economic Activity, 2009-2016 44

Company Profiles 45

IBM 45

Microsoft Corporation 50

Hewlett-Packard 55

Country Snapshot 61
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 62
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 63
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 64
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 64

BMI Methodology 65

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 65

IT Industry 65

IT Ratings - Methodology 66
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators 67

Weighting 68
Table: Weighting Of Components 68

Sources 68

Company Profiles
Microsoft Corporation

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