Forecast by global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the information technology (IT) market in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey will surpass $60 billion this year, up 12.8 percent from last year.
IDC said like last year, the growth would continue to be led by the recovery in IT hardware spending, which would grow 14.2 percent. It also predicts spending on packaged software and IT services would gain momentum and grow 12 percent and 9.2 percent respectively.
IDC said IT spending in Africa will increased by 10 percent to $25 billion this year. It added that SA had recovered well with 8.7 percent growth last year and an expected 7.5 percent this year.
Growth in Egypt will continue to be rapid at more than 15 percent while spending in the rest of Africa will grow 12 percent to exceed $10 billion this year.
Jyoti Lalchandani, Vice President and Regional Managing Director for IDC in the Middle East and Africa, said: “This year IT markets in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa will continue to build on the post-downturn rebound in spending experienced in 2010. Investments to build out IT infrastructure will gain further momentum in most countries, particularly in the public sector.”
IDC also expects public sector IT spending in key countries in the Middle East and Africa will rise 14.3 percent this year to $2.6 billion.
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