South Africa Enterprise Application Software Market 2013-2017 Forecast
This IDC document provides a forecast for the South African enterprise application software market as of May 2013 and compares this forecast with the previous forecast.
"Although the South African economy is currently constrained, primarily due to the eurozone crisis, the aggressive investment and development plans of the government, the resilient domestic consumption due to the rising middle class, and the functioning access to credit all bode well for the country's future. IT buyers in South Africa, however, face a number of challenges pertaining to budgetary pressures, a lack of access to advanced skills, an expensive communications environment, and growing regulatory and compliance demands. Most IT initiatives in 2013 and beyond are centered on cost-efficiencies, optimization, and consolidation and modernization initiatives. Investments in IT will be made in technologies that offer significant optimization benefits and those that help support business growth." - Senior Research Analyst Mogen Naidoo, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey