United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report

Published 10 July 2015

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United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report

BMI View : High incomes and a consumption culture combine to make the UAE one of the most lucrative global IT markets in per capita terms, with retail spending a particular strength, Traditionally IT adoption by the enterprise sector has been for basic applications, but that is changing. Etisalat's adoption of Microsoft Lync, which can connect people across Windows and other operating systems, including mobile devices, and the Federal Authority for Human Resources' (FAHR) implementation of IBM MobileFirst support our view that heavy investments in next generation mobile broadband networks and the proliferation of smartphones has laid the foundations for growth in the region's enterprise mobility solutions market. However the rising number of devices and migration to cloud computing solutions expose organisations to a growing number of cybersecurity threats. Improving awareness of these threats combined with increased government support will underpin robust demand for cybersecurity solutions in tandem with cloud-based IT services.

Headline Expenditure Projections

  • Computer Hardware Sales: AED8.4bn in 2014 to AED8.4bn in 2015, -0.7% in local currency terms. Decline in tablet volumes, and a sluggish market for desktops and notebook after upgrades brought forward to 2014, will result in a minor contraction in market value in 2015.

  • Software Sales: AED3.1bn in 2014 to AED3.3bn in 2015, +7.1% in local currency terms. The UAE is one of the region's fastest growing ERP markets as modernisation initiatives continue in an effort to increase international competitiveness. Cybersecurity will be another important growth driver.

  • IT Services Sales: AED5.3bn in 2014 to AED5.7bn in 2015, +8.1% in local currency terms. Managed services will be a leading growth area, with growth of cloud computing and real-time analytics accelerating.

Key Trends & Developments

BMI believes that through its partnership with Meraas, Aliyun (the datacentres and cloud...

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
IT SWOT
9
Political
11
Economic
12
Operational Risk
13
Industry Forecast
15
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
15
Macroeconomic Forecasts
21
Private Spending Growth To Remain High
22
Modest Growth For Oil Sector
24
Table: Economic Activity (United Arab Emirates 2010-2019)
25
Table: GDP By Expenditure (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
25
Industry Risk Reward Index
27
Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Index - Q3 2015
27
Table: MEA IT Risk/Reward Index - Q315
30
Market Overview
31
Hardware
31
Software
41
Cloud Computing
47
Table: UAE Cloud Vendor Developments
51
Services
52
Industry Trends And Developments
58
Regulatory Development
63
Government Initiatives
63
Competitive Landscape
67
International Companies
67
Table: Huawei Technologies
67
Table: HCL Infosystems
68
Table: Lenovo
69
Local Companies
70
Table: Alpha Data
70
Company Profile
71
Almasa Holdings
71
Table: Key Developments
73
Redington Gulf FZE
75
Regional Overview
79
Middle East And Africa
79
Demographic Forecast
82
Demographic Outlook
82
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
83
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
83
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
84
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
84
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
85
Methodology
87
Industry Forecast Methodology
87
Sources
88
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
89
Table: It Risk/Reward Index Indicators
90
Table: Weighting Of Components
91

The United Arab Emirates Information Technology Report features BMI Research'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 United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

Key Benefits

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

Coverage

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 Macroeconomic Forecast

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).

Sources

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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