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Czech Republic Information Technology Report

Published 06 February 2014

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Czech Republic Information Technology Report

BMI View: After a challenging period in 2011 and 2012 with the Czech economy in recession, we expect IT market growth to accelerate in 2014 as the economic backdrop strengthens. Higher levels of business and consumer confidence will boost spending, while deferred purchases from the previous period of uncertainty will add to momentum. The pick-up in growth will cement the Czech IT market's status as a regional leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with a strong domestic skills base, investment by international firms, local entrepreneurship and high penetration of devices and solutions. We identify tablets, hybrids/convertibles, enterprise software, the rapid development of the cloud services market, and security s oftware and solutions as medium- term growth drivers.

Headline Expenditure And Forecasts

Computer Hardware Sales: CZK36.2bn in 2013 to CZK37.5bn in 2014, an increase of 3.6% in local currency terms. Although notebook sales are in decline, the boom in tablet sales, and potential contribution of hybrids during the year will contribute to faster growth in 2014.

Software Sales: CZK20.5bn in 2013 to CZK21.5bn in 2014, an increase of 4.7% in local currency terms. Software is forecast to be the strongest segment of the IT market in 2014, with demand for enterprise software driving growth as confidence levels increase.

IT Services Sales: CZK32.2bn in 2013 to CZK33.7bn in 2013, a local currency increase of 4.5%. Cloud computing deployments will increase in volume and complexity in 2014, with the contribution of demand from SMEs set to increase from 2013.

Key Trends And Developments

The broad outlook for the hardware market in 2014 is improved from 2013, but there are several challenges for vendors adding to pressure from the shift in sales from notebooks to tablets. A weakening of the koruna following the intervention of the Czech National Bank in Q413 will raise prices in the PC market, hurting the competiveness of imported devices. Meanwhile, more...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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IT SWOT
9
Wireline SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
14
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
16
Table: Czech Republic IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (CZKmn unless otherwise stated)
16
Broadband
20
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts
20
Macroeconomic Forecasts
22
Table: Czech Republic - Economic Activity
27
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
28
Table: Europe IT Risk/Reward Ratings, Q2 2014
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Market Overview
33
Hardware
33
Software
39
IT Services
43
Industry Trends And Developments
49
Regulatory Development
55
Competitive Landscape
57
International Companies
57
Table: Lenovo
57
Table: Foxconn CZ
58
Local Companies
59
Table: Unicorn Systems
59
Table: AVG Technologies
60
Table: InveaTech
61
Company Profile
62
XANADU/CAD Studio
62
Regional Overview
65
Europe Overview
65
Demographic Forecast
69
Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
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Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
71
Table: The Czech Republic's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
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Table: The Czech Republic's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
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Methodology
73
Industry Forecast Methodology
73
Sources
74
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
75
Table: It Risk Reward Rating Indicators
76
Table: Weighting Of Components
77

The Czech Republic 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 Czech Republic 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 Czech Republic.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Czech Republic to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Czech IT market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Czech Republic's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Czech Republic.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

Executive Summary

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-2017 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.

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

BMI Macroeconomic Forecast

BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2017 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Competitive Landscape

Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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