United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report Q1 2016

  • ID: 3606490
  • January 2016
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • 69 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The UAE IT market contracted in 2015 as a downturn in hardware spending dragged down the overall market. We envisage a return to growth in 2016 and the growth rate to remain subdued but stable over the medium term. Our forecast envisages a CAGR of 3.6% over 2015-2019 to AED19.2bn in 2019. The hardware market will be challenging as a result of market maturity and economic uncertainty, but we have a brighter outlook for software and services as enterprise and government modernisation initiatives continue. The areas of strongest growth will be cloud services and IoT solutions adoptions, with the UAE a regional leader for both. Computer Hardware Sales: AED7.7bn in 2016 to AED7.6bn in 2019. A combination of a saturated PC market, price erosion and an uncertain economic outlook will make hardware the underperforming segment. Software Sales: AED3.5bn in 2016 to AED4.1bn in 2019. Software-as-a-service provision will continue to deepen the enterprise application market, while we also have a bright outlook for cybersecurity spending growth.

IT Services Sales: AED6.0bn in 2016 to AED7.5bn in 2019. Economic uncertainty will strengthen the search for cost efficiencies, benefiting outsourcing, managed services and cloud computing - and the UAE is also a leading market for Internet of Things (IoT) adoption.

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Latest Updates & Industry Developments



Industry Forecast

Latest Updates

Structural Trends
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)

Industry Risk Reward Index

Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: MEA IT Risk/Reward Index - Q116

Market Overview

Recent Developments



Cloud Computing
Table: UAE Cloud Vendor Developments, 2015


Industry Trends And Developments

Regulatory Development

Government Initiatives

Competitive Landscape

International Companies
Table: HCL Infosystems
Table: Huawei Technologies
Table: Lenovo

Local Companies
Table: Alpha Data

Regional Overview

Middle East And Africa

Demographic Forecast

Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)


Industry Forecast Methodology


Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

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