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Hong Kong Information Technology Report Q4 2012

  • Publication Date:October 2012
  • Publisher:Business Monitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:80
  • ISBN:164671

Hong Kong Information Technology Report Q4 2012

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: Hong Kong IT spending is expected to reach US$5.5bn in 2012, with IT market growth
forecast at 6%, but much will depend on continued business and consumer confidence in the economic
recovery. Given the intricacies of the Hong Kong-China economic relationship, taken together with
expectations of further deterioration in the mainland economy, we expect business conditions in the city
to worsen. Growth areas in 2012 will include tablets such as the new iPad, and the trend to mobility will
fuel demand to utilise new technologies such as virtualisation and cloud computing. Key sectors of the
economy, including financial services, are also still investing in modernisation as Hong Kong strives to
maintain its regional hub status and meet competition from regional rivals such as Shanghai. The IT
market will also be sustained by initiatives encouraging the integration of Hong Kong's economy with its
larger neighbour and the abolition of taxes on cross-border trade.


Headline Expenditure Projections


Computer hardware sales: US$2.3bn in 2011 to US$2.5bn in 2012, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in
US dollar terms upwardly revised due to analyst modification, but growth areas will include demand
for tablets and ultrabooks.
Software sales: US$1.3bn in 2011 to US$1.4bn in 2012, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar
terms downwardly revised, but the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model enjoys increasing popularity in
Hong Kong.
IT Services sales: US$1.6bn in 2011 to US$1.6bn in 2012, +6% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US
dollar terms downwardly revised, but with strong sectors including financial services, government,
telecoms, tourism and retail.
Risk/Reward Ratings: Hong Kong's score was 72.6 out of 100.0. Hong Kong ranks third in our
latest Asia RRR table, behind Australia and Singapore, but ahead of other regional peers such as South
Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Executive Summary 5
SWOT Analysis 6
Hong Kong IT Sector SWOT . 6
Hong Kong Telecoms Industry SWOT... 7
Hong Kong Political SWOT .. 7
Hong Kong Economic SWOT 8
Hong Kong Business Environment SWOT 9
Asia Pacific IT Risk/Reward Ratings 10
Table: Asia Risk/Reward Ratings Q412 .. 13
IT Markets Overview .. 14
IT Penetration . 14
IT Growth and Drivers ... 16
Sectors And Verticals .. 18
Market Overview 22
Government Authority . 22
Mainland China ... 22
Background .. 22
Hardware . 23
Software ... 27
Services 29
Industry Forecast .. 35
Table: Hong Kong IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2009-2016 .. 38
Country Context .. 38
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030 .. 38
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$), 2000-2012 . 39
Industry Forecast Internet . 40
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 . 40
Competitive Landscape 42
Hardware 42
Software ... 44
IT Services ... 46
Internet Competitive Landscape... 49
Macroeconomic Forecast .. 50
Company Profiles .. 53
Kingdee International Software Group ... 53
Hewlett-Packard . 56
Microsoft Corporation 62
IBM . 67
Country Snapshot . 72
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Table: Hong Kong's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) .. 73
Table: Hong Kong's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) . 74
Table: Hong Kong's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020. 75
Table: Hong Kong's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 ... 75
BMI Methodology .. 76
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts . 76
IT Industry .. 76
IT Ratings - Methodology ... 77
Table: IT Business Environment Indicators 78
Weighting 79
Table: Weighting Of Components ... 79
Sources ... 79
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