BMI View: Ongoing investments in datacentres, broadband networks, the development of e-government services and IT companies' launch of internet of things platforms will underpin the particularly strong growth in the IT software and services segments in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the five years to 2019. However, the still low penetration of computers means that the hardware segment will remain the largest contributor to a ll three countries' IT markets. Despite risks of lower commodities prices constraining government budgets, we expect the public sector to remain the largest spender on IT products and solutions, while consumer-facing industries such as financial services, telecoms, and retail, including e-commerce, to drive private sector IT spending.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer Hardware Sales: GHS1.0bn in 2015 to GHS1.2bn in 2016, +16.8% in local currency terms. The government's ambitious Basic Schools Computerisation project and e-governance initiative will be the main growth driver.
Software Sales: GHS220.0mn in 2015 to GHS268.0mn in 2016, +21.8% in local currency terms. The e-governance project will be a key growth factor.
IT Services Sales: GHS587.0mn in 2015 to GHS714.0mn in 2016, +21.6% in local currency terms. The government's launch of one of West Africa's largest data centres will help drive the adoption of cloud computing within government agencies and the private sector.
Computer Hardware Sales: KES38.1bn in 2015 to KES42.2bn in 2016, +10.8% in local currency terms, driven by growing adoption of IT solutions in the enterprise sector.
Software Sales: KES9.62bn in 2015 to KES10.8bn in 2016, +11.8% in local currency terms. The uptake of cloud-based software solutions will drive growth, while implementation of Kenya's e-government strategy will gather pace in 2015 and 2016.
IT Services Sales: KES29.2bn in 2014 to KES29.8bn in 2016, +1.8% in local currency terms. Investment in business process...
The Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria 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 Ghana, Kenya & Nigeria 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 Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya.
- Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Nigerian, Ghanaian, Kenyan IT market.
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- 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 forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.
Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.
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.
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.