DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vhfpfb/france_information) has announced the addition of the "France Information Technology Report Q2 2012" report to their offering.
Business Monitor International's France Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, information technology associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on France's information technology industry.
BMI View: French IT spending is expected to reach US$46.4bn in 2012, up 1%, with BMI downwardly revising its forecast after the PC market reported a further contraction in Q411. French spending on IT products and services is projected to report flat or negative growth in 2012, with virtualisation and cloud computing offering opportunities, but much will depend on the pace of economic recovery and reform in key sectors. Demand drivers include increasing operational efficiency, coordinating global supply chains and modernising logistics and warehouse functions.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer hardware sales: US$10.1bn in 2011 to US$10.2bn in 2012, 1% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to weaker than expected retail sales growth in H211.
Software sales: US$13.8bn in 2011 to US$13.9bn in 2012, 1% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification but faster growth is expected in hosted software services.
IT Services sales: US$22.0bn in 2011 to US$22.3bn in 2012, 1% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors with one potential demand driver being organisations looking for help to utilise efficiencies from cloud computing
Risk/Reward Ratings: France's score was 73.5 out of 100.0. France ranks fourth in our latest Europe RRR table, behind the UK, Germany and Sweden, but ahead of CEE markets such as Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic. The country's Industry Rewards score of 63 also saw it ranked in fourth spot, and its overall rating was boosted by a relatively high Country Rewards score of 90.
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