MENA governments to spend $11.6bn on IT in 2017; Gartner

Telecom services will be the largest overall spending category through 2020

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MENA governments to spend $11.6bn on IT in 2017; Gartner The projected forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data centre systems, devices and telecom services. (Shutterstock)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 19, 2017

Research house Gartner has predicted that governments in the Middle East and North Africa are expected to spend $11.6bn on IT products and services in 2017.

The projected forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data centre systems, devices and telecom services.

Furthermore, telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will be the largest overall spending category through 2020 within the government sector. It is expected to be $4.7bn billion in 2017, with mobile network services being the largest sub-segment with $3.2bn in spending.

Moutusi Sau, principal research analyst at Gartner, commented: "The software segment includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise application software, infrastructure software and vertical specific software (VSS). Software spending will grow by 9%, to reach $1.3bn in 2017. Applications will grow 12% in 2017 to reach $443m."

Gartner's "Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending for the Government and Education Markets, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update" report provides total enterprise IT spending, including internal spending and multiple lines of detail for spending on hardware, software, IT services, and telecommunications for vertical industries and 43 countries within seven geographies.

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