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New Market Study, "Singapore Information Technology Report Q4 2014", Has Been Published

New Computer Technology market report from Business Monitor International: "Singapore Information Technology Report Q4 2014"


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/27/2014 -- We have a positive outlook for the growth of Singapore's IT market , which will underperform emerging market growth rates, but is expected to outperform against other developed markets. Strong income growth, exposure to the APAC growth story and government policy will all support IT market growth over the medium term. Growth from the sales of PC and devices will slow as high device penetration in the city state means little prospect for first time sales , but short replacement cycles and strong demand for premium devices will ensure it remains a lucrative market for vendors . Considering the government active push to promote Singapore as a destination for cloud, big data and analytics services, Singapore should be a strong contender in the data centre space against peers such as Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong.

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Headline Expenditure Projections

Computer hardware sales forecast to increase from SGD2.926bn in 2014 to SGD3.333bn in 2018, equating to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% in local currency terms. The slowdown in tablet sales represents downside by a stabilisation in desktop and notebook volumes will see the market continue to grow over the medium term.

Software sales forecast to increase from SGD1.436bn in 2014 to SGD1.733bn in 2018, representing a CAGR of 5.2% in local currency terms. SME demand for basic enterprise software (particularly SaaS), complex deployments by large enterprises and investments in security software will all be growth areas.

IT Services sales forecast to increase from SGD3.236bn in 2014 to SGD4.091bn in 2018, equating to a CAGR of 5.9% in local currency terms. Growing demand for cloud computing, big data and analytics services from telecoms, healthcare, logistics and government will support IT services outperformance.

Key Trends And Developments

Like most developed markets, the boom in tablet sales has been the most prominent development in the PC market in recent years. However,...

The Singapore Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.

BMI's Singapore Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Singapore.

Key Benefits

- Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Singapore to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Singaporean IT market.

- Target business opportunities and risks in Singapore's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Singapore.

- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Regional Overview

Cross-border analysis of regional markets, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).

Country Market Overview

Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

IT Sector: IT industry value (US$bn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software sales (US$mn); number of PCs (`000); PCs/100 inhabitants; internet users (`000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (`000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.

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