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Kuwait Information Technology Report Q4 2017

BMI View: Kuwait has a high value retail hardware market where consumer affluence supports strongdemand for premium devices, especially notebooks and tablets. The enterprise market is less lucrative forvendors because of a relatively low level of sophistication in business IT solution demand as a result of anoil-centric economy. These characteristics are however changing, with a softening of hardware demand dueto technology trends occurring at the same time as the broader application of IT in the Kuwaiti economy.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

Hardware: from KWD165mn in 2017 to KWD178mn in 2021, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)of 1.9%. The PC market faces a squeeze due to use case cannibalisation by smartphones, but there arestill growth areas such as premium gaming and hybrid notebooks.

Software: from KWD61mn in 2017 to KWD82mn in 2021, at a CAGR of 7.5%. Regional tensions andcriminal threats should sustain spending growth on cyber security solutions, while data analyticsapplication spending is another positive trend.


BMI Industry View
Latest Updates And Industry Developments
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (Kuwait 2015-2021)
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Kuwait 2015-2021)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Industry Risk Reward Index
Table: Middle East & Africa IT Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2017
Market Overview
Recent Developments
Hardware
Software
Cloud Computing
IT Services
Industry Trends And Developments
IT Hardware Trade
Table: Kuwait IT Hardware Trade, 2011-2016
Industry Analysis
Regulatory Development
Table: IT Regulatory Authority
Competitive Landscape
IT Vendors - EMEA, 2016
Table: Computer Hardware
Table: Software
Table: Cloud
Table: IT Services
Retailers
Table: Selected Electronics Retailers
Table: Selected E-Commerce Retailers
Regional Overview
Accelerated Cybersecurity Investment Needed In MEA
Table: MEA: IT Adoption Dynamics
Table: Desktop Windows Versions Market Shares (%), June 2017
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Components

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