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United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report

Published 07 April 2014

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United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report

BMI View: We downgraded our forecast for the UAE IT market over the next five years to 2018 to reflect the increasing downward pressure on PC sales, especially in the consumer segment where desktops and notebooks are being cannibalised by more mobile form factors such as smartphones and tablets. We expect investments in high capacity servers for data centres to be a key growth driver in the hardware division of the IT market. This will, in turn, boost value growth in the software and services sector s, with cloud-based services expected t o grow rapidly during our forecast period. Meanwhile, the anticipated uptick in investments and visitors into the country in the run-up to 2020 World Trade Expo poses a significant upside risk to growth forecast. We expect government agencies and private companies, especially those in consumer-centric industries such as aviation, retail and hospitality, to invest in IT solutions to improve their operations and services in preparation for the 2020 Expo.

Headline Expenditure Projections

Computer Hardware Sales: AED8.16bn in 2013 to AED8.59bn in 2014, +5.2% in local currency terms. Investment in data centre facilities and enterprise products will offset stagnating growth of consumer products.

Software Sales: AED2.85bn in 2013 to AED3.26bn in 2014, +14.4% in local currency terms. The UAE is one of the region's fastest growing ERP markets as modernisation initiatives continue in an effort to increase international competitiveness.

IT Services Sales: AED4.74bn in 2013 to AED5.32bn in 2014, +12.3% in local currency terms. Managed services will be a leading growth area, with growth of cloud computing and real-time analytics accelerating.

Key Trends & Developments

Telecoms operators in the Middle East have been building up their communications carrier service portfolios, in order to expand their global reach and add value to their enterprise services portfolios. Etisalat and du of the UAE have been particularly successful in...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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IT SWOT
9
SWOT
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Political
13
Economic
14
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
16
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2011-2018)
16
Macroeconomic Forecasts
21
Oil Sector To See Only Marginal Gains
22
Fiscal Position Remains Solid
23
Risks To Outlook
24
Table: Economic Activity (United Arab Emirates 2009-2018)
25
Table: GDP By Expenditure (United Arab Emirates 2011-2018)
25
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
27
Table: Middle East And Africa RRRs - Q3 2014
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Market Overview
31
Hardware
31
Software
38
Services
45
Industry Trends And Developments
52
Regulatory Development
56
Government Initiatives
56
Competitive Landscape
59
International Companies
59
Table: Huawei Technologies
59
Table: HCL Infosystems
60
Table: Lenovo
61
Local Companies
62
Table: Alpha Data
62
Company Profile
63
Almasa Holdings
63
Table: Key Developments
65
Regional Overview
67
Demographic Forecast
72
Table: United Arab Emirates' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
73
Table: United Arab Emirates' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
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Table: United Arab Emirates' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
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Table: United Arab Emirates' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
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Methodology
76
Industry Forecast Methodology
76
Sources
77
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
78
Table: It Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
79
Table: Weighting Of Components
80

The United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for United Arab Emirates to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Emirati IT market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in United Arab Emirates's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in United Arab Emirates.
  • 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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