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