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Kuwait Information Technology Report Q1 2013

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Meta Description Kuwait Information Technology Report Q1 2013
Publisher Business Monitor International
Date of Report Sep 1, 2013
Quick Overview
BMI View: Kuwait IT spending is expected to reach US$978mn in 2013, up 4%, buoyed by high oil
prices and heavy government spending. Kuwait, the third-largest computer market in the Gulf, should
offer favourable IT market trading conditions in 2013, and local IT spending should continue to provide
opportunities for IT vendors over our five-year forecast period. Drivers will include government projects,
population growth, and strong demand from the construction and oil and gas sectors.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer Hardware Sales: US$393mn in 2012 to US$401mn in 2013, +2% in US dollar terms.
Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors, but tablets and ultrabooks
should provide alternative growth areas.
Software Sales: US$253mn in 2012 to US$268mn in 2013, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US
dollar terms downwardly upwardly due to analyst modification and trade liberalisation and growing
regional competition are fuelling enterprise spending on software and systems.
IT Services Sales: US$290mn in 2012 to US$309mn in 2013, an increase in US dollar terms. Forecast in
US dollar terms unchanged and high oil prices will boost spending growth over the forecast period.
Risk/Reward Ratings: Kuwait's score was 56.3 out of 100.0. Kuwait has dropped to fourth place, out of
11 countries, in our latest RRR table, behind Israel, the UEA and Qatar, but ahead of Saudi Arabia.
Key Trends & Developments
?? Expected increases in oil output and prices should provide support for higher IT budgets in the
key oil and gas vertical. Oil companies such as Kuwait leader Kuwait National Petroleum
Company (KNPC) continue to invest in IT, and work is under way on the US$14bn Al-Zour
refinery. However, Kuwait's Development Plan should encourage a gradual pick-up in the nonhydrocarbons
sector over the coming years.
?? Construction should be a promising IT spending vertical. Kuwait is emerging as a regional
construction hub and projects such as the US$2bn expansion of Kuwait International Airport
(KIA) should drive opportunities for IT vendors. Combined public and sector investment in
construction is forecast to surpass US$11bn over the next five years.
?? The last two years have seen continued e-project implementation by various Kuwaiti state
organisations. The social welfare ministry now allows online submission of forms and email
notifications. The defence and finance ministries are also recognised as particularly advanced,
while the finance minister has called on the ministry's IT staff to redouble their efforts in this
area. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Education is implementing a New Technology Infrastructure
Project (NTIP), aimed at raising the level of IT utilisation in schools.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 5
SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Kuwait IT Sector SWOT ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Kuwait Telecoms Industry SWOT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Kuwait Political SWOT ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Kuwait Economic SWOT..................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Kuwait Business Environment SWOT ................................................................................................................................................................. 11
MEA IT Risk/Reward Ratings ........................................................................................................................ 12
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk Reward Ratings, Q113 ........................................................................................................................... 14
MEA IT Markets Overview............................................................................................................................. 15
IT Penetration .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Sectors And Verticals ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Market Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 22
Government Authority .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Hardware ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Software ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Services .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
End-User Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Industry Developments............................................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Industry Forecast .......................................................................................................................................... 34
Table: Kuwait IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2009-2017 ........................................................ 37
Industry Forecast Internet ............................................................................................................................. 38
Internet .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 ..................................................................................................... 38
Competitive Landscape ................................................................................................................................ 40
Hardware ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 40
Software ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
IT Services ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Internet Competitive Landscape............................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Macroeconomic Forecast .............................................................................................................................. 47
Table: Kuwait - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 .................................................................................................................................................. 49
Company Profiles .......................................................................................................................................... 50
Khorafi Business Machines ................................................................................................................................................................................. 50
Microsoft Corporation ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 51
Table: TCS Revenues By Geography, (US$mn) .................................................................................................................................................. 55
IBM ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56
Hewlett-Packard ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Oracle Corp ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 67
Country Snapshot ......................................................................................................................................... 71
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) ............................................................................................................................. 72
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) .................................................................................................................... 73
Table: Kuwait's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 ........................................................................................................................................... 74
Table: Kuwait's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 ................................................................................................................................. 74
BMI Methodology .......................................................................................................................................... 75
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts ......................................................................................................................................................... 75
IT Industry .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75
IT Ratings - Methodology ................................................................................................................................................................................... 76
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators ........................................................................................................................................................ 77
Weighting ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 78
Table: Weighting Of Components ....................................................................................................................................................................... 78
Sources ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78




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