ICT Enterprise Spend in Manufacturing, South Africa, Forecast to 2019

Emerging Trends Like Enterprise Resource Planning for Manufacturing, Enterprise Mobility, and Digital Operations and Infrastructure will Shape the Man

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The focus of this insight is to understand the key areas of IT spend within the manufacturing sector in South Africa with the aim of highlighting the chief areas of opportunities for IT service providers. The objectives are to provide an overview of South Africa’s macro-environment and its impact on manufacturing; offer insights into the sector‘s value chain and the adoption of ICT services across participants; discuss the global and domestic challenges facing manufacturing; highlight ICT spend in 2016 and offer future forecast insight; and identify the Growth Opportunities within the manufacturing sector for IT and telecom service providers.

The market for service providers is highly competitive, especially because they offer similar IT solutions and services to enterprises. Differentiation through innovative pricing models and industry knowledge are key factors. For service providers to remain competitive and for them to differentiate themselves, they must increase industry expertise, build dedicated and industry-focussed teams able to cross-sell, offer innovative branding and price strategies such as pay-per-use models, change their approach from selling services to providing full ICT solutions, that is, augment their business focus, and develop contracts with flexible SLAs. In addition, enterprises are looking for more flexible contracts that will help accommodate change in their IT strategy as well change in the overall technology landscape. In doing so, enterprises will have better control in terms of cost and the ability to implement innovative IT services, as needed.

The top 3 highlights for the manufacturing sector in South Africa are as follows:
1.     ICT spend was ZAR 2.5 billion in 2016; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.0% and reach ZAR 2.7 billion in 2019.
2.     The plan of action that will shape IT strategy in the manufacturing sector is moving towards managed services, customized system integration, and the consolidation of data centres. The key objective is to move towards cloud-based services as a measure to reduce operational IT costs and footprint.
3.     Deficient infrastructure and services, legacy systems, and shortages of skilled resources and services providers are some of the restraints delaying the adoption of innovative IT services and solutions.

Table of Contents

ICT Enterprise Spend in Manufacturing, South Africa, Forecast to 2019Executive SummaryKey Findings—ICT Spending in the Manufacturing SectorStrategic Imperatives for IT and Telecom Service ProvidersResearch OverviewResearch ScopeResearch Aim and ObjectivesMarket DefinitionsMarket Definitions (continued)Market Definitions—ICT Services Adoption Maturity by IndustryICT Spend in the Manufacturing Sector—An OverviewMacro-economic EnvironmentSummary of South Africa’s Manufacturing SectorICT Services Adoption Maturity by IndustryOverview of the Manufacturing Value ChainDrivers and RestraintsMarket Drivers Drivers ExplainedMarket RestraintsRestraints ExplainedICT Spend in the Manufacturing SectorCompetitive Landscape for Service ProvidersGrowth Opportunities and Companies to ActionGrowth Opportunity 1—Managed ServicesGrowth Opportunity 2—System IntegratorsGrowth Opportunity 3—Data CentresManufacturing Sector—5 Major Growth Opportunities Strategic Imperatives for IT and Telecom Service ProvidersThe Last WordThe Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition: Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy

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