BMI View: A contraction in the hardware market in 2015 and 2016 has dragged the IT market into negative territory as several negative trends converged. Economic uncertainty, domestic PC market saturation, reduced visitor spending and tablet cannibalisation by smartphones all hurt spending - and although the market will stabilise over the medium term the outlook is weak. This contrasts with the significant opportunities in software and services such as cloud services and Internet of Things solutions. Latest Updates & Industry Developments
- Hardware Sales: AED6.8bn in 2016 to AED6.6bn in 2020. Domestic saturation, tablet cannibalisation and reductions in visitor spending as sanctions on Iran are eased combine to underpin a negative outlook.
- Software Sales: AED3.3bn in 2016 to AED4.2bn in 2020. Enterprise software investments will rebound, and we identify particular potential in Software-as-a-Service and cybersecurity solutions.
- IT Services Sales: AED5.8bn in 2016 to AED7.8bn in 2020. An expanding enterprise base as well as increased adoption of outsourcing, managed services and cloud computing among existing firms will drive services outperformance.
Table Of Contents
United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report Q4 2016 BMI Industry View 7 Latest Updates and Industry Developments 7 SWOT 8 Industry Forecast 10 Latest Updates 10 Structural Trends 10 Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (United Arab Emirates 2015-2020) 14 Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2013-2020) 15 Industry Risk Reward Index 16 Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 19 Market Overview 20 Recent Developments 20 Hardware 20 Software 28 Cloud Computing 32 Services 36 Industry Trends And Developments 41 IT Hardware Trade 41 Table: Middle East IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 41 Table: UAE IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 42 Local Industry 43 Regulatory Development 47 Government Initiatives 47 Competitive Landscape 51 United Arab Emirates IT Companies 51 IT Vendors - EMEA, 2015 53 Table: Computer Hardware 53 Table: Software 53 Table: Cloud 54 Table: IT Services 55 Retailers 57 Table: Selected Electronics Retailers 57 Table: Selected E-Commerce/Online Marketplaces 57 Regional Overview 58 Demographic Forecast 61 Demographic Outlook 61 Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 62 Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 62 Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 63 Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 63 Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 64 Methodology 66 Industry Forecast Methodology 66 Sources 68 Risk/Reward Index Methodology 68 Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators 69 Table: Weighting Of Components 70