Iraq's public and private sectors expected to purchase 450,000 PCs by 2008
Personal computers, computer accessories and peripherals will constitute a major part of Iraq's IT spending in the next couple of years. Recent findings indicate that Iraq's IT spending will surge to $1.42 billion in 2008.
Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), followed by Lebanon are expected to be the major suppliers of computer equipment to Iraq. The public and private sectors in Iraq including consumers are expected to annually purchase an estimated 450,000 PCs between 2004 and 2008, reported Madar Research.
Driven by the growth of Internet use, data communications is expected to represent the largest share of IT spending by 2008 after computer equipment. IT services especially in terms of education and training, consultancy and web development will have a considerable share comparable to data communications.
Research findings also show that several initiatives have already been set in process to revitalize the minimum ICT penetration that existed in different Iraqi sectors such as government, education and health. As part of its 'Ministry-in-a-box' and 'Municipality-in-a-box,' packages a leading aid organization has provided computers, printers, copiers and other supplies to seven Iraqi ministries and three Baghdad municipalities by mid-July. — (menareport.com)
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