Bahrain Information Technology Report 2013

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Date:16-Jan-2013
No. of pages: 69

Executive Summary
BMI View: The total size of the addressable Bahrain IT market in 2013 is forecast by BMI to  US$372mn, up from an estimated US$346mn in 2012. BMI forecasts a CAGR of 8% for 2013-2017.
Bahrain’s strong financial sector will continue to provide opportunities for vendors in the post-credit
crunch era, although we do not see IT spending returning to its previous rate of growth during our fiveyear
forecast period. Global IT trends such as cloud computing, virtualisation and convergence will
continue to gain ground in the Bahraini market.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer hardware sales: US$219mn in 2012 to US$233mn in 2013, +6% in US dollar terms.
Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors and the release of
Windows 8 should provide a boost to replacement PC purchases.
Software sales: US$41mn in 2012 to US$44mn in 2013, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar
terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors but there are evolving opportunities in the
financial sector.
IT services sales: US$94mn in 2012 to US$91mn in 2013, +8% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar
terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors but emerging areas such as cloud computing
and virtualisation will drive investments.
Risk/Reward Ratings: Bahrain’s score was 48.3 out of 100.0. Bahrain remained in seventh place in our
latest MEA RRR table, behind regional peers Qatar and Kuwait, but ahead of Oman and Lebanon.
Key Trends & Developments
?? Bahrain is becoming an important financial hub and there is a substantial opportunity as banks
invest to support new services and regulatory compliance. Virtualisation solutions are set to
become increasingly popular in the financial sector as banks look to save on hardware and
energy costs. Meanwhile, the government has also embarked on a journey towards cloud
computing, launching a plan for consolidation and virtualisation of its IT infrastructure.
?? Cloud computing development has been relatively slow in Bahrain compared with some other
markets but in September 2012, Batelco, the leading local telecom service providers, launched
an infrastructure management platform called IMaaS. Software vendors were also rolling out
new hosted solution offerings in the Bahraini market, targeted at private enterprises as well as
public sector organisations.
?? Enterprise applications should account for around 30% of software spending, as the market for
enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications is far from saturated. New cloud computing
offerings should fuel further demand from end-users to utilise this technology.

Bahrain Information Technology Report 2013

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary  5
SWOT Analysis 7
Bahrain IT Sector SWOT 7
Bahrain Telecoms Industry SWOT     8
Bahrain Political SWOT    9
Bahrain Economic SWOT  10
Bahrain Business Environment SWOT      10
Middle East & Africa Risk/Reward Ratings   11
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk Reward Ratings, Q113  13
Middle East & Africa IT Markets Overview  . 14
IT Penetration 14
Sectors And Verticals    17
Market Overview     21
Government Authorities 21
Hardware       22
Software 25
Services      27
Industry Developments    29
Industry Forecast       32
Table: Bahrain IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2010-2017           34
Industry Forecast Internet 35
Internet      35
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017   . 35
Competitive Landscape   36
Hardware       36
Software 37
IT Services        39
Macroeconomic Forecast           42
Table: Bahrain - Economic Activity, 2009-2016 44
Company Profiles       45
IBM         45
Microsoft Corporation          50
Hewlett-Packard  55
Country Snapshot             61
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)  62
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)  63
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020       64
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020  64
BMI Methodology       65
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts       65
IT Industry 65
IT Ratings - Methodology  66
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators       67
Weighting           68
Table: Weighting Of Components      68
Sources        68

List Of Tables

Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk Reward Ratings, Q113
Table: Bahrain IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2010-2017
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2010-2017
Table: Bahrain - Economic Activity, 2009-2016
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

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