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Israel Information Technology Report

Published 12 November 2014

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Israel Information Technology Report

BMI View:   Israel has the most mature IT market in the Middle East and Africa region, and its skilled workforce, vibrant start-up culture and strong government and university engagement in developing cutting edge research has attracted investment from nearly all major global IT firms. However, because of the comparatively high penetration of IT products and services, as well as its small population, Israel's IT market is expected to grow more slowly than most others in the region. Between 2010 and 2014, the IT market was also impacted by sluggish GDP growth, but we expect an improving macroeconomic outlook to support accelerating demand for IT software and services in the latter years of our forecast period to 2018. Given Israel's geopolitical location and the uptick in violence in the region, we expect spending on cyber security to be a key driver of growth in Israel's IT market, chiming with our view that software and services will increase as a proportion of IT spend to account for 65% of the market 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 majority of spending.

Key Trends And Developments

In September 2014 the Israeli government...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
IT SWOT
9
Wireline SWOT
11
Political
12
Economic
13
Business Environment
14
Industry Forecast
15
IT Market
15
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Israel 2011-2018)
15
Broadband
20
Internet
20
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Israel 2011-2018)
20
Macroeconomic Forecasts
22
Economic Analysis
22
Table: Economic Activity (Israel 2009-2018)
27
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
28
Industry Risk/Reward Index
28
Table: MEA IT Risk/Reward Index, Q115
32
Market Overview
34
Hardware
34
Software
40
Services
44
Industry Trends And Developments
48
Regulatory Development
52
Table: IT Regulatory Authorities
52
Table: Government Initiatives
54
Competitive Landscape
56
International Companies
56
Table: Intel
56
Local Companies
57
Table: Amdocs
57
Table: Check Point
58
Table: Imperva
59
Table: Retalix
60
Company Profile
61
Ness
61
Matrix
67
Regional Overview
71
Industry Risk/Reward Index
71
Table: MEA IT Risk/Reward Index, Q115
75
Demographic Forecast
77
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
78
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
79
Table: Israel's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
80
Table: Israel's Rural/Urban Population Split, 1990-2020
80
Methodology
81
Industry Forecast Methodology
81
Sources
82
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
83
Table: It Risk/Reward Index Indicators
84
Table: Weighting Of Components
85

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.

Key Benefits

  • 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).

Coverag

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.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

  • IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (‘000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (‘000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (‘000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

Information Technology Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide technology manufacturers, service providers, and IT vendors/leasing agents looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

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 MacroeconomicForecast

BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 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.

Regional Overview

Cross-border analysis of country markets in the region, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).

Sources

The information Technology Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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