This IDC study provides a detailed overview of the top 10 themes that IDC believes will affect Africa (excluding North Africa) software markets in 2012. These trends are what IDC believes will have the greatest commercial impact on the overall software market.
IDC's predictions draw upon IDC's latest research and analysis by IDC analysts from across Africa (excluding North Africa), as well as key industry events, user trends, vendor strategies, and economic measures.
"In 2012, software markets in Africa (excluding North Africa) will continue to grow, as the region plays catch-up in software adoption and usage. Governments will be at the forefront of software adoption while the manufacturing and mining sectors, impacted by the economic downturn, will show relatively less appetite for software this year. Virtualization, cloud, analytics, and mobility will begin to shape the software market but adoption will vary significantly across countries. Multinational software vendors will look to expand in Africa, developing new channels and making selective acquisitions of local ISVs." – Research Director Ranjit Rajan, IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
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