Qatar Information Technology Report Q1 2016

Date: January 20, 2016
Pages: 69
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: We hold a positive outlook on the Qatari economy and the IT market as a whole despite the global oil slump that has lowered oil prices since 2014.

IT market growth in Qatar will be maintained by large government programmes, modernisation efforts and public sector initiatives aimed at hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

This is all set against the backdrop of Qatar's high private consumption levels, which combines with the bright economic growth outlook to support our view of the market as a regional outperformer.

Additionally, the ICT sector has been a key beneficiary of the government's drive to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons, notably through its e-Government 2020 Strategy and strong support for the development of smart cities.

BMI expects the government to remain committed to these goals, despite the sharp drop in oil prices in the second half of 2014.

Indeed, lower oil prices further emphasise the importance of catalysing growth in other sectors, and the government can rely on large fiscal reserves to continue enhancing IT systems across government agencies and state-owned companies, at least over the next two to three years.

Headline Expenditure Projections
  • Computer Hardware Sales: QAR3.10bn in 2014 to QAR4.00bn in 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% in local currency terms. Market saturation means there will not be explosive growth, with even the tablet market mature by 2015, but a combination of strong consumption growth and underlying population growth will sustain steady medium-term growth in spending.
  • Software Sales: QAR548mn in 2014 to QAR828mn in 2019, a CAGR of 8.6% in local currency terms. The dominance of oil and gas in the local economy limits the size of the software market, but scope remains for growth in the enterprise market over the medium term through the modernisation and diversification government initiatives.
  • IT Services Sales: QAR1.20bn in 2014 to QAR2.07bn in 2019, a CAGR of 11.6% in local currency terms. Services are expected to perform well in the IT market in the medium term due to demand for cloud computing, smart systems and security services from the public and private sectors.
BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
  Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Qatar 2012-2019)
Internet Technology Risk/Reward Index
Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Index
  Table: MEA IT Risk/Reward Index - Q116
Market Overview
Cloud Computing
  Table: Cloud Vendor Developments
Regulatory Development
  Table: Government Authority
  Table: Qatar e-Government 2020 Targets
Competitive Landscape
International Companies
  Table: Gulf Business Machines
  Table: SAP MENA
Local Companies
  Table: Malomatia
  Table: Octaware Technologies
  Table: Ooredoo
  Table: Qatar Computer Services
  Table: Qatar Datamation Systems
  Table: Salam Technology
Regional Overview
Middle East And Africa
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Qatar 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Qatar 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Qatar 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Qatar 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Qatar 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Components
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