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Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria Information Technology Report

Published 09 October 2014

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Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria Information Technology Report

BMI View:   The increase in economic activity and improvements in data connectivity will drive investments in new IT services and solutions by businesses in Africa. One of the key growth areas is financial services, with emphasis on e-commerce and customer service. With businesses across key consumer-centric industries such as retail, aviation, telecoms and public utilities looking to build up their e-commerce capabilities, we see the regions' banks investing in solutions to enable them cope with new demand from corporate and individual customers.

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 KES35.532bn in 2014, +.5% in local currency terms. Downgraded FY14 growth forecast to reflect the lack of implementation of the government's schools laptop programme.

Software Sales: KES7.716bn in 2013 to KES8.865bn in 2014, +14.9% in local currency terms. The uptake of cloud-based software solutions will drive growth.

IT Services Sales: KES21.219bn in 2013 to KES26.525bn in 2014, +25.1% 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 2014, +19.2% in local currency terms. Strong private consumption will drive demand for laptops and tablet computers.

Software Sales: NGN87.313bn in 2012 to NGN104.085bn in 2014, +19.2% in local currency terms. Cloud-based...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
IT SWOT
10
Industry Forecast
12
Ghana
12
Market Drivers
13
Sectors
14
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: MEA IT Risk/Reward Ratings Table, Q414
27
Market Overview
28
Ghana
28
Hardware
28
Software
31
Services
33
Kenya
37
Hardware
37
Software
41
Services
44
Nigeria
49
Hardware
49
Software
53
Services
57
Industry Trends And Developments
62
Ghana
62
Kenya
65
Nigeria
67
Regulatory Development
71
Ghana
71
Table: NITA
71
Recent Developments
72
Kenya
74
Table: KICTA
74
Table: Kenya's 2013 ICT Masterplan Strategic Goals
75
Recent Developments
76
Nigeria
77
Table: NITDA
77
Recent Developments
78
Competitive Landscape
80
Ghana
80
Table: RLG Communications
80
Table: Persol Systems Limited
81
Table: Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Company (IPMC)
82
Kenya
83
Table: IBM
83
Table: Seven Seas Technology (SST)
84
Table: Craft Sillicon
85
Nigeria
86
Table: Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)
86
Table: Zinox Technologies
87
Table: Systemspecs
88
Company Profile
89
MITSUMI IT Distribution
89
Redington Gulf FZE
92
Regional Overview
96
Demographic Forecast
101
Table: Ghana's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
102
Table: Ghana's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
103
Table: Ghana's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
104
Table: Ghana's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
104
Methodology
105
Industry Forecast Methodology
105
Sources
106
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
107
Table: It Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
108
Table: Weighting Of Components
109

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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