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Saudi Arabia Information Technology Report Q4 2016

  • October 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 73 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View:

Uncertainty surrounds Saudi Arabia's economic and IT market outlook in a lower oil price environment after there were steep declines in the oil price since 2014. The core scenario is for a stabilisation in oil prices, and economic performance, that will support an IT spending CAGR of 2.8% over 2016-2020. The hardware segment has the weakest outlook where PC saturation and the threat of cannibalisation by smartphones are negatives - so it will be software and services spending that drive the market expansion to 2020. Relatively low adoption rates, new opportunities such as cloud computing and smart services, as well as opportunities from economic diversification and modernisation are all positives, but we warn that there will be a downside if the oil price moves lower again and affects government spending, or if the execution of economic diversification initiatives is unsuccessful.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- Computer Hardware Sales: SAR15.1bn in 2016 to SAR15.2bn in 2020. Flat market envisaged, as population growth driver is offset by the potential for cannibalisation of PC sales, particularly tablets, by smartphones.

- Software Sales: SAR7.9bn in 2016 to SAR9.4bn in 2020. Low adoption rates for software and economic diversification efforts mean there is considerable potential, but much will depend on the execution of government policies to reduce dependence on oil and gas.

- IT Services Sales: SAR10.2bn in 2016 to SAR12.4bn in 2020. The cost savings and flexibility offered by services such as outsourcing, cloud computing and smart services should prove attractive in an uncertain economic environment and drive segment outperformance.

Table Of Contents

Saudi Arabia Information Technology Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates and Industry Developments 7
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (Saudi Arabia 2015-2020) 15
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Saudi Arabia 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
IT Services 38
Industry Trends And Developments 45
IT Hardware Trade 45
Table: Middle East IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 45
Table: Saudi Arabia IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 46
IT Industry Analysis 47
Regulatory Development 50
Table: IT Regulatory Authorities 50
Competitive Landscape 54
Saudi Arabia IT Companies 54
IT Vendors - EMEA, 2015 55
Table: Computer Hardware 55
Table: Software 56
Table: Cloud 57
Table: IT Services 58
Retailers 59
Table: Selected Electronics Retailers 59
Table: Selected E-Commerce Retailers 60
Regional Overview 61
Demographic Forecast 64
Demographic Outlook 64
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 65
Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 65
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 66
Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 66
Table: Population By Age Group % (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 67
Methodology 69
Industry Forecast Methodology 69
Sources 71
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 71
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators 72
Table: Weighting Of Components 73

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