BMI View: Although Israel's small and mature IT market is expect ed to grow more slowly than most other s in MEA, its combination of a skilled workforce, rich start-up culture and university engagement in cutting-edge research has attracted the investment of nearly all major global IT vendors. We forecast IT spending to rise by 3.5% to ILS23.4bn in 2014, with the software and services segments outperforming hardware sales . IT spending is projected to continue growing throughout our five-year forecast period to 2018, accelerating in the later years as Israel's economy recovers from a downward trend between 2010 and 2014 . BMI does not expect the escalation in violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip to drag on GDP growth for 2014 , but we do expect increasing tensions throughout the region to result in rising demand for security solutions in key sectors such as government, defence and financial services . This will contribute to the software and services segments accounting for an increasing share of the IT market, reaching 65.0 % of overall market spending by 2018.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer Hardware Sales: Forecast to reach ILS9.225bn in 2014, up from ILS9.143bn in 2013. We expect a return to growth in 2014 to be driven by the launch of 4G mobile networks and ongoing migration to the Windows 8 OS.
Software Sales: ILS5.867bn in 2014, up 4.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) from ILS5.524bn in 2013. Enterprise software spending will be the main growth driver as device and data proliferation will result in increased spending on customer relationship management (CRM), databases and business intelligence.
IT Services Sales: We expect IT services sales will continue to outperform the rest of the IT market, reaching ILS8.26bn in 2014, up from ILS7.91bn in 2013. Cyber security services will outperform in terms of growth, but it will be stable sectors such as government and defence that continue to account for the...
The Israel 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 Israel 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 Israel.
- Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Israel to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Israeli IT market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Israel's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Israel.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).
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.
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.
Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.
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.