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Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies

IDC's Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies service analyzes emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining detailed market forecasts with market insights and outlook, key indicators and analysis, and profiles of emerging ICT opportunities, the service is an indispensable source of strategic market information for telecom operators, IT hardware and software vendors, and IT services providers active in the region, as well as for others seeking to assess opportunities in these fast-growing markets. The key countries covered are South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, the service also covers emerging country markets in Sub-Saharan Africa including Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique and Zambia.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Unified communications, conferencing, and telepresence
  • Systems integration, application customization, and consulting services
  • Managed, cloud, datacenter, hosting, and colocation services
  • IT Security products, trends and outlook
  • Enterprise application software (ERP, CRM, and SCM)
  • Big data analytics
  • Machine-to-machine services
  • Telecom services, IP-VPN, and enterprise data networks
  • Enterprise hardware
  • Enterprise mobility and mobile device management
  • Industry ICT spending and forecast growth rates
  • Internet of things
  • Technology adoption trends by vertical market
  • Technology adoption among small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
  • Grey-market dynamics
  • CIO investment strategies
  • The monetization of 4G and broadband
  • 3D printing outlook
  • Mobile money

Core Research

  • South Africa Security Products and Services Market 2017–2021 Forecast
  • Integrated Systems in South Africa: Market Perspective, 2017
  • Unlocking the SME Value for Telcos in Africa
  • South African Datacenter and Private Cloud Insights, 2018
  • South Africa Converged Systems Market Forecast, 2017–2021
  • Survival of the IT Enterprise Market in a Recession Economy: Nigerian Case Study
  • Nigerian Datacenter Insights and Transformation Dynamics
  • Cloud Adoption Among SMEs in Kenya
  • East African Desktop Virtualization Adoption Trends, 2018
  • Building Effective Print Services Channels
  • The Role of Regional Brands in the Sub-Saharan African Mobile Phone Market
  • The Impact of the Grey Market on the Kenyan Mobile Phone Ecosystem
  • Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire Telecom Market Overview, 2018
  • SME Market Potential for Telcos in Nigeria
  • The Potential of the Mobile Advertising Market in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The Impact of Mobile Betting on B2B and B2C in Kenya
  • Outlook for the Personal Device Market in Nigeria
  • The Impact of Internet Connectivity on the Smartphone Market in Nigeria

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What is the state of cloud services in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  2. What monetization strategies are telcos considering?
  3. How can ICT providers tap into strategic opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  4. What are the key trends and developments, and how will they impact ICT use and spending in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  5. What is the competitive positioning of ICT providers?
  6. What is the outlook for 3rd Platform technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how will it impact CIOs?
  7. What influence do lines of business have on Enterprise ICT spending?
  8. What is the state of ICT spending in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  9. What are IoT opportunities in Africa, and how can operators and vendors capture market share?
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Andrew Kibet Kirui Research Analyst, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa
Francis Hook Consulting Manager
George Kalebaila Research Director, Telecoms Netw., Africa