Up in the air: Lower turnover generated by cloud-based services has limited revenue growth

Companies in the Data Processing and Hosting Services industry offer business process management and data processing, application services, data storage and management, IT support, network management and website hosting, as well as a wide variety of other services. The industry has changed significantly over the past decade with the emergence of cloud computing, forging new markets for operators.Demand for industry services has benefited from a rising number of mobile connections and increased demand from banks. Cloud computing can reduce a company's operating costs, which has led to the introduction of new services that make the sharing of data more efficient. However, the lower turnover associated with cloud technology has limited the rate of industry revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€5.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,623
Businesses
256
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Cloud computing technology is expected to continue to revolutionise the industry
  • The number of Irish businesses has risen, expanding the potential market for operators
  • The price of cloud services will continue to be a major point of competition
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Data Processing and Hosting Services industry has relatively low barriers to entry. Potential operators in the Republic of Ireland benefit from relatively low start-up costs. Old and more basic data processing enterprises have exited the industry in recent years, having been replace by more modern cloud computing start-ups. The continued shift towards cloud-computing has lowered costs for industry players. Smaller operators are able to record improved profit margins by focusing on niche markets.The largest barrier to prospective entrants is the high level of competition within the industry. The industry's largest operators are global technology companies with formidable brands and decades of expertise in different areas of IT. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business sentiment index and Demand from banks in the Data Processing & Hosting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Data Processing & Hosting Services in Ireland Industry?

    The industry includes operators that provide infrastructure for hosting, data processing services and related activities. Specifically, these include web and application hosting, streaming services, and providing mainframe facilities, data processing and data entry services. The industry excludes any activities where the supplier only uses the computer as a tool.

    Industry Products
  • Business process management and data processing
  • IT support and network management
  • Data storage and management
  • Application service provisioning
  • Website hosting
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Performing application hosting services
  • Providing data entry services
  • Providing data processing computer services
  • Undertaking data processing
  • Performing database management
  • Providing web hosting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business sentiment index
  • Demand from banks
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Number of mobile subscriptions
  • Percentage of businesses using a computer

  • Current Performance
    Progressive preferencesCommercial performanceEncouraging Irish
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Irish landscapeComputing competitionOn cloud nine
  • Table: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Banks in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Internet Service Providers in Ireland
  • Software Development in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Business process management and data processing
  • IT support and network management
  • Other services
  • Data storage and management
  • Application service provisioning
  • Website hosting
  • Chart: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail businesses
  • Other markets
  • Financial and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and industrial firms
  • Government institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Data Processing & Hosting Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    IBM Ireland Ltd,
  • Table: IBM Ireland Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Data Processing & 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 & Hosting Services Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Marketing (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
    Infrastructure As A Service (Iaas)
  • Computing capacity, such as data space and transfer speeds, that is provided as a service over an internet connection.
  • Provisioning
  • The process of providing users with access to data and technology resources.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • Software that is deployed over the internet and runs behind a firewall in a person's local area network.
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