The power of Telkom's target
25 July 2006
Listed technology company Business Connexion, a potential takeover target for Telkom, continues to dominate the South African IT services market, according to a report released by BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T).
BMI-T's IT Market Sizing and Forecast Report 2005-2010 has identified Business Connexion as the largest player with 12.2 percent of the market, followed by GijimaAST (7.7 percent) and arivia.kom (7.5 percent).
BMI-T estimates the IT market to be valued at R45.8-billion and expects steady expansion to 2010 with a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 percent pushing the market value to R60.8-billion.
Move towards dynamic technology
IT services represent 39.8 percent of the total market, with outsourcing the largest segment of IT services (41.4 percent), followed by deploy and support (25.4 percent) and systems integration (18.9 percent).
According to Natalie Bryden, report author and senior analyst in BMI-T's Services Division, growth of 4.4 percent took the market from R43.9-b...
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