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The Data Processing and Web Hosting Services industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Outsourcing has become a key aspect of many modern businesses, which has provided strong support for industry operators. More businesses have been seeking out the industry's services as computers and smartphones have become increasingly widespread and sophisticated, and data processing has grown in complexity. Although outsourcing has supported the industry, strong offshoring trends have limited revenue growth. Overseas technology companies have improved their operational efficiencies over the past five years, boosting demand for these companies from Australian businesses. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $ more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Clients have increasingly outsourced data processing due to the rise of big data
  • Large industry players have increasingly hired low-cost foreign labour to reduce operating expenses
  • Average wages are forecast to rise as larger industry operators demand more experienced employees
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is highly capital-intensive. Data processing and web hosting services require significant technological investment and high-skilled labour to operate required technology appropriately. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.32 is invested in capital in 2018-19. The industry's capital intensity is expected to rise as web hosting firms continue to allocate more funds towards upgrading the cloud computing capabilities of their servers. They are also projected to increase automation in the industry, improving productivity and reducing reliance on labour.While the industry is strongly dependent on knowledge and skills, it primarily requires computing and related capital equipment to provide end services to commercial clients. Tec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services are:

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Well developed internal processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on computer software and Demand from financial and insurance services in the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry?

    Industry companies primarily provide electronic data processing or hosting services. Specialised hosting activities include web hosting, streaming services or application hosting, application service provisioning, and providing general time-sharing mainframe facilities to customers. The industry excludes processing payroll services and financial transactions, such as credit card transactions.

    Industry Products
  • Business process management and data processing
  • Application service provisioning
  • Hosting
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Application and web hosting
  • Application service provision
  • Automated data processing
  • Computer input preparation
  • Data entry (electronic)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • Demand from financial and insurance services
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Demand from online shopping

  • Current Performance
  • Outsourcing
  • Offshoring
  • Industry structure
  • Hosting
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Outsourcing
  • Hosting
  • Table: Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Computer System Design Services
  • Software Publishing
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Hosting
  • Application service provisioning
  • Business process management and data processing
  • Other services
  • Chart: Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Finance and insurance sectors
  • Other markets
  • Government
  • Energy and resource sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Data Processing and Web Hosting Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    IBM A/NZ Holdings Pty Limited, Arq Group Limited, Hewlett-Packard South Pacific Pty Ltd, Macquarie Telecom Group Limited,
  • Table: IBM A/NZ Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Arq Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett-Packard South Pacific Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Macquarie Telecom Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Data Processing and Web Hosting Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big Data
  • Sets of typically unstructured data that are beyond the capabilities of traditional data processing methods and applications.
  • Data Processing
  • The examination and manipulation of data to draw out meaningful information.
  • Hosting
  • The storage of files on a server, which are consequently accessible online.
  • Offshoring
  • Sourcing services from external entities from international locations.
  • Public Cloud
  • A cloud computing model allowing users to access services via a virtualised environment, constructed using pooled shared physical resources connected over a public network such as the internet.
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