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South Africa Information Technology Report Q4 2016

  • October 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 78 pages

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BMI View:
We retain a positive growth outlook for the South African IT market in 2016 and throughout the remainder of our forecast period to 2020. We forecast the software and IT services segments in particular to outperform, as both public and private sector organisations leverage a growing availability of cloudbased solutions to drive cost cutting and efficiency gains in their operations. On the hardware side, however, the depreciation of the rand against the US dollar poses a significant downside risk to our outlook. Our Country Risk team's core scenario is for much more gradual rand depreciation over 2017-2020, but interest rate hikes in the US or increased political instability could send the rand on a steeper depreciatory trajectory, and further squeeze consumer purchasing power for imported devices.
Latest Updates And Industry Developments


- Computer Hardware Sales: ZAR28.8bn in 2016 to ZAR35.7bn in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% in local currency terms. Rand depreciation represents downside risk by squeezing household purchasing power, resulting in deferred purchases and substitution for cheaper models in South Africa's import-dependent market.

Table Of Contents

South Africa Information Technology Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (South Africa 2015-2020) 15
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2013-2020) 16
Industry Risk Reward Index 17
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 20
Market Overview 21
Recent Developments 21
Hardware 21
Software 27
Cloud Computing 33
Table: Cloud Vendor Developments 38
IT Services 39
Industry Trends And Developments 46
Table: Africa IT Hardware Trade, 2009-2015 46
Table: South Africa IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 47
Regulatory Development 50
Table: SITA 50
Table: National Broadband Policy Targets 53
Competitive Landscape 54
IT Vendors 54
IT Vendors - EMEA, 2015 61
Table: Computer Hardware 61
Table: Software 62
Table: Cloud 63
Table: IT Services 63
Retailers 65
Table: Major Electronics Retailers 65
Table: E-commerce And Online Retailers 65
Regional Overview 66
Demographic Forecast 69
Demographic Outlook 69
Table: Population Headline Indicators (South Africa 1990-2025) 70
Table: Key Population Ratios (South Africa 1990-2025) 70
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (South Africa 1990-2025) 71
Table: Population By Age Group (South Africa 1990-2025) 71
Table: Population By Age Group % (South Africa 1990-2025) 72
Methodology 74
Industry Forecast Methodology 74
Sources 76
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 76
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators 77
Table: Weighting Of Components 78

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