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Emerging Market Analysis: South Africa Encounters Challenges as a Regional IT Leader

Published: 25 August 2015

ID: G00279556

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Wm. L. Hahn, Venecia Liu, Luis Anavitarte

Summary

Digital transformation finds South Africa at a crossroads; the region's leading economy may not retain its traditional position as a hub for regional investment. TSP planners should seize the opportunity to leverage advantage around new capabilities in bimodal IT and smart city business models.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Economics of IT
  • Unique Challenges Inform and Constrain the Opportunity
  • Demand-Side Insights
    • IT Budgets
    • IT Technology Priorities Should Guide Your Strategies
    • Bimodal IT Brings Business Opportunities
    • Smart City
  • Vertical Industries
    • Insurance
    • Healthcare

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