Business Monitor International


Czech Republic Information Technology Report

Published 07 May 2014

  • 77 pages
 
$1,295.00
Czech Republic Information Technology Report

BMI View:   W e already had a positive outlook for IT market growth in the Czech Republic in 2014, but this view has been bolstered by a recovery in the desktop and notebook market, as well as a stronger economic outlook . Higher levels of business and consumer confidence will see demand growth , while deferred purchases from the previous period of uncertainty , particularly in enterprise software and IT services, 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: CZK28.4bn in 2013 to CZK29.4bn in 2014, an increase of 3.5% in local currency terms. Desktop and notebook volumes are expected to recover in 2014 as XP support withdrawal, cuts to Windows OS licensing costs and economic recovery boost sales.

Software Sales: CZK16.9bn in 2013 to CZK17.7bn 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 applications and cyber security software driving growth.

IT Services Sales: CZK27.4bn in 2013 to CZK28.7bn in 2014, a local currency increase of 4.5%. Demand for cloud computing solutions from SMEs will boost the IT services market through 2014. 

Key Trends And Developments

The latest data from analyst firm IDC support BMI's forecast for a recovery in the desktop and notebook market in 2014. IDC data  show sales of traditional form factors underwent a resurgence, up 19% year-on-year (y-o-y) to Q214. The increase in volume is attributed to the withdrawal of official support for XP by...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
IT SWOT
9
SWOT
11
Political
13
Economic
14
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
16
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (loccur mn) (Czech Republic 2011-2018)
16
Broadband
21
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Czech Republic 2011-2018)
21
Macroeconomic Forecasts
24
Table: Czech Republic - Economic Activity
28
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
29
Table: Europe IT Risk/Reward Ratings, Q314
32
Market Overview
34
Hardware
34
Software
40
IT Services
44
Industry Trends And Developments
50
Regulatory Development
56
Competitive Landscape
58
International Companies
58
Table: Lenovo
58
Table: Foxconn CZ
59
Local Companies
60
Table: Unicorn Systems
60
Table: AVG Technologies
61
Table: InveaTech
62
Company Profile
63
XANADU/CAD Studio
63
Regional Overview
66
IT Regional Market Overview - Europe, Q314
66
Demographic Forecast
70
Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
71
Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
72
Table: The Czech Republic's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
73
Table: The Czech Republic's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
73
Methodology
74
Industry Forecast Methodology
74
Sources
75
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
76
Table: It Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
77
Table: Weighting Of Components
78

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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