Czech Republic Information Technology Report

Published 04 February 2015

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Czech Republic Information Technology Report

BMI View: we made a minor downwards revision to our IT market growth outlook in the Q2 2015 update, and we now expect a slight deceleration from 2014 as koruna depreciation and the fact that enterprise confidence is susceptible to shifts in sentiment, and a re-escalation of the eurozone crisis with the election of Syriza in Greece could undermine confidence levels. However, u nder our core scenario h igher levels of business and consumer confidence will see demand growth , while deferred purchases from the previous period of uncertainty , particularly in enterprise software and IT services, will add to momentum. One area we expect to see a slowdown is in enterprise hardware demand, after sales were boosted in 2014 by the withdrawal of official support for the XP operating system. Overall, the acceleration in growth will cement the Czech IT market's status as a regional leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with a strong domestic skills base, investment by international firms, local entrepreneurship and high penetration of devices and solutions.

Headline Expenditure And Forecasts

Computer Hardware Sales: CZK28.5bn in 2014 to CZK29.8bn in 2015, an increase of 4.5% in local currency terms. Stronger consumer demand will offset a slowdown in enterprise sales after the bump in demand in 2014 when the withdrawal of Microsoft support for XP boosted enterprise upgrades, however koruna depreciation could result in higher prices and lower sales volumes.

Software Sales: CZK17.2bn in 2014 to CZK18.1bn in 2015, an increase of 5.4% in local currency terms. The Czech enterprise software market is the most developed in Central and Eastern Europe, but there remain opportunities, particularly in SaaS sales to SMEs.

IT Services Sales: CZK27.8bn in 2014 to CZK29.4bn in 2015, a local currency increase of 5.9%. Several public sector contracts should support a higher growth rate than 2012-2014 when fiscal austerity and contract audit squeezed spending.

Key Trends And...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Czech Republic 2011-2018)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Czech Republic 2011-2018)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Macroeconomic Forecast
Table: Economic Activity (Czech Republic 2009-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Europe Risk/Reward Index
Table: Europe IT Risk/Reward Index, Q115
Market Overview
IT Services
Industry Trends And Developments
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
International Companies
Table: Lenovo
Table: Foxconn CZ
Local Companies
Table: Unicorn Systems
Table: AVG Technologies
Table: InveaTech
Company Profile
Regional Overview
Demographic Forecast
Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: The Czech Republic's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: The Czech Republic's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: The Czech Republic's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: It Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

The Czech Republic Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.

BMI's Czech Republic Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Czech Republic.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Czech Republic to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Czech IT market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Czech Republic's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Czech Republic.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

  • IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (‘000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (‘000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (‘000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

Information Technology Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide technology manufacturers, service providers, and IT vendors/leasing agents looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Country Market Overview

Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.

BMI MacroeconomicForecast

BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Competitive Landscape

Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Regional Overview

Cross-border analysis of country markets in the region, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).


The information Technology Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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