"Australia Information Technology Report Q1 2015" is now available at Fast Market Research

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Published: Mon Jan 05 2015

Due to high labour costs, BMI believes Australian enterprises could be among the early adopters for AI applications such as IBM's Ask Watson service, which has already been trialled by ANZ Bank. Emerging technologies aside , the growth outlook is relatively weak in Australia. This is in part a consequence of market maturity, meaning growth will underperform the APAC average, which is weighted to emerging markets but there is also macroeconomic downside as BMI expects economic growth to slow over the medium term.

Headline Expenditure Projections

* Computer Hardware Sales: AUD8.2bn in 2014 to AUD8.5bn in 2015, up 3.8% in local currency terms. Slowdown in tablet demand due to market saturation will be offset by a stabilisation in desktop and notebook sales in 2015 due to design innovation in the hybrid notebook market.
* Software Sales: AUD4.7bn in 2014 to AUD4.8bn in 2015, up 0.8% in local currency terms. Security software will outperform, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers - but the effect of XP enterprise upgrades will be diminished.
* IT Services Sales: AUD9.7bn in 2014 to AUD10.7bn in 2015, up 9.6% in local currency terms. IT services will be fastest growth area of the IT market over the medium term, with cloud services the key growth driver as local companies try to use efficiencies enabled by the National Broadband Network (NBN).

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Key Trends And Developments

After a sustained boom since 2012 the Australian tablet market appears to have peaked, in line with BMI's expectations. High-street consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi reported that sales in July 2014 fell by 5.5% year-on-year (y-o-y), mainly due to a significant slump in demand for new and replacement tablet computers. We believe this data reflects the level of consumer satisfaction with existing products and the slower rate of innovation by leading vendors such as Apple and Samsung that have produced iterative improvements rather than...

The Australia Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.

BMI's Australia Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Australia.

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