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ICT Spend in South Africa: Mining Sector

  • May 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 45 pages

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Scope

This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the mining sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 8 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, systems integration, and sector-specific technologies. The analysis includes an overview of the mining sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.

Key Findings

•In 2010, total spending on ICT by the global mining sector stood at $ xx billion, and by 2019, it is forecast to reach $ xx billion.
•Similar to the global industry, the South African mining sector has experienced a significant decrease in profitability over the past xx years.
•The main risks identified by mining companies in South Africa in 2014 were labour relations, sustainable business plans or budgets, volatility of metal prices and exchange rates, infrastructure access and capacity, and the regulatory, political, and legal environment.
•Technology and innovation are crucial to producing sustainable mining operations. Integrated mining options and new technology developments are needed to manage costs, ensure production optimisation, and drive overall efficiency within the industry.
•2014 ICT spend by mining companies in South Africa was estimated at $ xx million and is expected to grow at a CAGR of xx % to reach $ xx million by 2019.
•Cloud-based services and mining-specific technologies are expected to experience the highest growth rate from 2014 to 2019 with a CAGR of xx % and xx %, respectively. Spending on IT hardware is expected to experience the biggest decline.

Research Overview

•Technological advances and the promotion of connectivity by various stakeholders in South Africa have combined to produce a market that is extremely attractive to a range of ICT providers.
•Changing market dynamics have also pushed ICT providers to expand their product and service offerings away from basic connectivity, voice, and messaging revenues.
•In order to compete effectively, ICT service providers need to improve their understanding of particular industries and their specific ICT requirements over time.
•This evolution in strategy requires improved understanding of industry dynamics in order to better understand the impact of ICT developments on customer needs, particularly adoption trends.
•This document outlines Frost & Sullivan’s syndicated research findings on ICT spend and emerging trends in the mining sector in South Africa.
Source: Frost & Sullivan

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