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Qatar Information Technology Report Q4 2016

  • September 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 64 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View:

Qatar's IT market has the strongest outlook of the high income Middle East countriesthroughout the medium term. We forecast total IT spending will increase at a CAGR of 6.9% throughout2016-2020 to a value of QAR5.2bn in 2020. The hardware market is highly lucrative and we expect this toremain the case, but volume growth potential is diminished by the fact the PC market is saturated, meaningvendors will rely on replacement sales. As such, software and services will be the main growth engine forthe IT market. In this segment, major government led investments in infrastructure, and economicdiversification and modernization are expected to create major new opportunities for IT vendors.



Latest Updates & Industry Developments


- Computer Hardware Sales: QAR2.6bn in 2016 to QAR3.2bn in 2020, a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 5.0% in local currency terms. Hybrid notebooks are an area of strong growth, while tabletdemand has fared better in the face of competition from tablets than in most markets and server spendingis on the rise.

- Software Sales: QAR329mn in 2016 to QAR471mn in 2020, a CAGR of 9.4%. Major project spendingwill support the expansion of the enterprise software market, with products such as data analytics, CRMand cyber security expected to outperform.

- IT Services Sales: QAR1.1bn in 2016 to QAR1.6bn in 2020, a CAGR of 10.5%. The outlook for oil &gas IT spending is strengthening as the potential benefits of Internet of Things solutions is realised, whilecloud computing and outsourcing are also strong areas of the services segment.

Table Of Contents

Qatar Information Technology Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates and Industry Developments 7
SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (Qatar 2015-2020) 14
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Qatar 2013-2020) 15
Industry Risk/Reward Index 16
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 19
Market Overview 20
Hardware 20
Software 24
Cloud Computing 30
Services 33
Industry Trends And Developments 37
IT Hardware Trade 37
Table: Middle East IT Hardware Trade, 2009-2014 37
Table: Qatar IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 38
IT Industry Analysis 39
Regulatory Development 41
Table: Government Authority 41
ICT-2015 41
Table: Qatar e-Government 2020 Targets 43
Competitive Landscape 45
Qatar IT Companies 45
IT Vendors - EMEA, 2015 47
Table: Computer Hardware 47
Table: Software 47
Table: Cloud 48
Table: IT Services 49
Retailers 51
Table: Selected Electronics Retailers 51
Table: Selected E-Commerce And Online Marketplaces 51
Regional Overview 52
Demographic Forecast 55
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Qatar 1990-2025) 56
Table: Key Population Ratios (Qatar 1990-2025) 56
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Qatar 1990-2025) 57
Table: Population By Age Group (Qatar 1990-2025) 57
Table: Population By Age Group % (Qatar 1990-2025) 58
Methodology 60
Industry Forecast Methodology 60
Sources 62
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 62
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators 63
Table: Weighting Of Components 64

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