The Role of ICT in Delivering Productivity Gains for Transport & Logistics is Becoming Increasingly Critical to the Australian Economy.
26 Apr 2012
Sydney, Australia, April 26, 2012. The Transport & Logistics sector will place
a heavy emphasis on ICT technologies that deliver productivity improvements or
reduce operational costs in 2012/2013.
Opportunities for vendors will focus around collaborative technologies,
ERP, BI and mobility according to a study by IDC.
IDC's report, 'Transport and Logistics ICT Market Forecast and Analysis
2011 to 2015', details IDC's analysis of the opportunities that exist within
the Transport and Logistics vertical of the Australian ICT market and
particularly how the dynamics taking place within this vertical segment are
driving innovative use of ICT by the sector.
"The Transport and Logistics sector is a critical industry for
ensuring the continued competitiveness and growth of the Australian economy, says
IDC research manager, Emilie Ditton. "It provides the backbone of passenger
and freight services, by road, rail and air that fundamentally enable the
economy to function. The efficiency and productivity that this sector operates
with directly impacts the profitability and competitiveness of the customers it
The Transport and logistics sector contributes 3.5% of ICT spending in
the total Australia market, representing $1,629.0 million in 2012. IDC expects
ICT spending within this sector will grow to $1,749.3 million by 2015, or 2.8%
(CAGR) between 2010 and 2015. Telecommunications and particularly mobility
continues to dominate ICT spending in this sector with telecommunication
representing 38.7% of spending in 2012.
"The transport and logistics sector has a heavy focus on those
technologies that can either contribute to reducing operational costs or
increase productivity of staff," Ditton said. "The technology
deployment plans within the sector reflect this. The top technology areas that
are to be deployed in the transportation and logistics sector in the next 12 to
24 months are: Business analytics, new business applications based on Web 2.0
platform and technologies; desktop virtualisation; Service Oriented
Architecture; business as a service (e.g. Business Processes in the Cloud);
Cloud computing platforms; and Mobile business applications.
This media release relates to document: Doc # AU8036614U, Australia
Transport and Logistics ICT Market 2011–2015 Forecast and Analysis.
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