Business Monitor International


Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria Information Technology Report

Published 08 April 2014

  • 123 pages
 
$1,295.00
Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria Information Technology Report

BMI View: Indigenous African IT firms are expanding rapidly to take advantage of growth opportunities the region's budding IT market. This is a positive development for the IT market in Africa, which will benefit from the local expertise of the indigenous companies, their technical partnership with global firms and greater appetite for opportunities in frontier markets. At present, the majority of small businesses are content with basic services such as web fronts and social media marketing. However, there is significant upside potential for more advanced services such as cloud-based solutions in the future and IT firms with first-mover advantage in those markets will be best placed to profit from the opportunities.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Ghana

Computer Hardware Sales: GHS718mn in 2013 to GHS866mn in 2014, +22.1% in local currency terms. The government's ambitious Basic Schools Computerisation project and e-governance initiative will be the main growth driver.

Software Sales: GHS132mn in 2013 to GHS176mn in 2014, 23.2% in local currency terms. The e-governance project will be a key growth factor.

IT Services Sales: GHS410mn in 2013 to GHS491mn in 2014, +25.0% in local currency terms. Strong investment into the budding hydrocarbon sector will boost the IT services market.

Kenya

Computer Hardware Sales: KES35.365bn in 2013 to KES41.386bn in 2014, +22% in local currency terms. The government's school laptop programme will drive growth, although we highlight the downside risk to our outlook from frequent setbacks to the implementation of the programme.

Software Sales: KES7.716bn in 2013 to KES9.492bn in 2014, +23% in local currency terms. The uptake of cloud-based software solutions will drive growth.

IT Services Sales: KES21.219bn in 2013 to KES21.060bn in 2014, +18.1% in local currency terms. Investment in business process outsourcing services will drive growth in 2014.

Nigeria

Computer Hardware Sales: NGN384.175bn in 2013 to NGN457.975bn in...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
IT SWOT
10
Industry Forecast
12
Ghana
12
Market Drivers
12
Sectors
13
Risks
14
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Ghana 2011-2018)
14
Kenya
15
Market Drivers
15
Sectors
16
Risks
16
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Kenya 2011-2018)
17
Nigeria
18
Market Drivers
18
Sectors
19
Risks
20
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Nigeria 2011-2018)
21
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
22
Table: Middle East And Africa RRRs - Q3 2014
25
Market Overview
26
Ghana
26
Hardware
26
Software
28
Services
30
Kenya
34
Hardware
34
Software
37
Services
40
Nigeria
44
Hardware
44
Software
47
Services
52
Industry Trends And Developments
56
Ghana
56
Kenya
58
Nigeria
62
Regulatory Development
65
Ghana
65
Table: NITA
65
Recent Developments
66
Kenya
68
Table: KICTA
68
Table: Kenya's 2013 ICT Masterplan Strategic Goals
69
Recent Developments
70
Nigeria
71
Table: NITDA
71
Recent Developments
71
Competitive Landscape
73
Ghana
73
Table: RLG Communications
73
Table: Persol Systems Limited
74
Table: Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Company (IPMC)
75
Kenya
76
Table: IBM
76
Table: Seven Seas Technology (SST)
77
Table: Craft Sillicon
78
Nigeria
79
Table: Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)
79
Table: Zinox Technologies
80
Table: Systemspecs
82
Company Profile
83
MITSUMI IT Distribution
83
SAP
86
Hewlett-Packard
91
Regional Overview
98
Demographic Forecast
103
Table: Ghana's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
104
Table: Ghana's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
105
Table: Ghana's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
106
Table: Ghana's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
106
Demographic Forecast
107
Table: Kenya's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
108
Table: Kenya's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
109
Table: Kenya's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
110
Table: Kenya's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
110
Demographic Forecast
111
Table: Nigeria's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
112
Table: Nigeria's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
113
Table: Nigeria's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
114
Table: Nigeria's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
114
Methodology
115
Industry Forecast Methodology
115
Sources
116
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
117
Table: It Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
118
Table: Weighting Of Components
119

The Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria 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 Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria 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 Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya.

Key Benefits

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

Coverage

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.

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-2018 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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