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Research and Markets: South Africa Manufacturing Sector ICT Spending Report 2015

May 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “ICT Spend in South Africa: Manufacturing Sector” report to their offering.

This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the manufacturing sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 8 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, systems integration, and sector-specific technologies. The analysis includes an overview of the manufacturing sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.

Despite the ongoing, volatile nature of South Africa’s economy, manufacturing enterprises are budgeting strategic information communication technology (ICT) initiatives to enhance service delivery and customer collaboration. ICT capabilities are shouldered with responsibilities to aggregate and consolidate business functions that will mitigate enterprise risks and support global regulatory standards.

Customer centricity and customer collaboration are the buzzwords among manufacturing stakeholders in South Africa. Manufacturers have embarked on omni-channel engagement, and started adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve their customer relationship strategies.

This evolution in strategy requires improved understanding of sector dynamics in order to better understand the impact of ICT developments on customer needs, particularly adoption trends.

This document outlines the syndicated research findings on ICT spend and emerging trends across the manufacturing sector in South Africa.

Key Topics Covered:

1. ICT Spend in South Africa: Manufacturing Sector

2. Research Overview

3. Market Definitions

4. Overview of the Manufacturing Sector

5. ICT in the Manufacturing Sector

6. ICT Spend in the Manufacturing Sector

7. Drivers and Restraints

8. The Last Word

9. Appendix

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