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Saudi Arabia Information Technology Report Q1 2015 - New Market Research Report

New Computer Technology research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2015 -- Sau di Arabia offers compelling growth opportunities for IT solution providers across multiple industry verticals owing to the kingdom's strong macro fundamentals and the government's economic diversification plan, which is driving growth and investment in the private sector. We believe that global IT firms with considerable local presence will benefit the most from this opportuni ty. A number of major IT firms have already taken steps in recent years to ramp up their operations in the country, usually through partnerships with local system integrators.

Headline Expenditure Projections

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Computer Hardware Sales: SAR10.3bn in 2014 to SAR10.3bn in 2015, +0.2% in local currency terms. Desktop and notebook demand expected to remain stable, but a slowdown in tablet demand will be a drag on overall hardware spending.

Software Sales: SAR4.1bn in 2014 to SAR4.5n in 2015, +8.2% in local currency terms. Enterprise software adoption will continue to deepen among SMEs, while SaaS and security software expected to outperform.

IT Services Sales: SAR5.6bn in 2014 to SAR6.1bn in 2015, +10.3% in local currency terms. Adoption of cloud computing services will be the fastest area of growth, but smart infrastructure deployment is also an emerging growth area.

Key Trends And Developments

- Indian IT services giants have made major strides in Saudi Arabia in recent years and continue to target the enterprise market opportunity. For instance, in September 2014 Wipro won a contract from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to deliver two major SAP ERP applications projects that will improve SEC's service delivery to its 5mn customers. The projects are expected to be completed by mid-2015. Earlier in January, Wipro won a joint contract with Cisco to launch three smart hospitals in Saudi Arabia for Al Hammadi Hospitals. Meanwhile, Tech Mahindra established a JV with Midad Holding, a subsidiary of Al Fozan Group, in July 2014to complement Tech Mahindra's existing...

The Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.

Key Benefits

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

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

- 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.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

- IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (?000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (?000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (?000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.

- Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

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