Gartner: a slight increase in IT spending this year




Gartner: a slight increase in IT spending this year
Weak sales of personal computers of the leading causes of lower spending in the IT market

Foundation predicted “Gartner” specialized market studies to reach global spending in the IT market this year to 3.7 trillion U.S. dollars, a slight increase by 2 percent from the year 2012, where technology spending reached about $ 3.6 trillion.

This figure is less than the previous Gartner forecast, where the previous study predicted the growth of spending on information technology by 4.1 percent during the year 2013. The report attributed this decline to a number of factors, notably changes on exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the lack of improvement in sales of PCs declining since last year.

Gartner predicted growth of spending on electronic devices by 2.8 percent, a significant drop from the previous figure is 7.9 percent. The report pointed to the continued decline in sales of personal computers during the second quarter of this year, recording a further decline from the first quarter, with no expectations of improvement during the second half of the year 2013. Although there are many new devices expected to be raised during the coming months, but it will not be sufficient to improve the personal computer market, according to the report.

On the other hand, is expected to improve sales of tablet computers and grow by 38.9 percent this year, smartphone sales improved by 9.3 percent.

The study, “Gartner” based on follow-up sales of various types of products and services for information technology, including electronic devices, systems, data centers, software and IT services and telecommunications services.
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