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Gartner”: IT spending up to 3.8 trillion dollars in 2014,
“Gartner”: IT spending up to 3.8 trillion dollars in 2014,
A recent study of the global research firm “Gartner” (Gartner) that IT spending will reach 3.8 trillion dollars in 2014, achieving a growth rate of 3.1% compared to the year 2013, which reached the IT spending of $ 3.7 trillion. Has seen spending on information technology in the year 2013 and a simple stable growth rate of 0.4% compared to the previous year.
According to the company, has achieved spending on devices (such as PCs, computers and light smartphones and tablets) grew by 1.2% during the year 2013, is expected to increase the growth rate to reach 4.3% during the year 2014.
Analysts at “Gartner” that the decision to choose the technical devices soon will depend on the price instead of jobs, because of the convergence of personal computers and computer light (including tablets), smart phones and the demise of margins separating them.
It is also expected to see spending on enterprise software biggest growth in 2014 to reach 6.8%, has seen Software and Applications “customer relationship management” and “supply chain management” phase investigated by the very strong growth.
On this occasion, said Richard Gordon, vice president of administrative “Gartner,” The investment in information technology is based on the results of analyzes for companies to enhance the efficiency of actions aimed at consumers, as well as improved marketing efforts that target customers. As these investments are also based on the analyzes of the relationship with some companies, especially in the field of supply chain management solutions expected to achieve an annual growth rate of 10.6% during the year 2014. The focus is now on improving the customer experience prior to the sale and during the sale and beyond.
It is reported that during the last quarter, predicted “Gartner” the growth of IT spending in 2014 by 3.6%, and this rate is higher by 0.5 from current expectations.
Commented Gordon by saying: “The lower growth rate in the new projections for the year 2014 to the telecommunication services sector, which represents more than 40% of the total IT spending,” and pointed to the decline in the growth prospects for this sector from 1.9% to 1.2%.
According to Gordon, there are many factors contributed to the change this ratio, including rapid growth, which exceeded expectations for household equipment that relies on wireless networks only, and lower prices for voice services in China, as well as the patterns of the economy and increasing savings among European customers. This trend coincides with the intensification of price competition among telecom service providers to maintain existing customers and attract new customers.
The proportion of the expected growth of the data center systems in 2014 from 2.9% in the previous forecast to 2.6% in the current forecast, due mainly to lower expectations for the applications supported storage controllers to external applications and in corporate communications. These sectors represent 32% of total spending on data center systems.
Have been reduced, “Gartner” a little bit of growth forecasts annual services of Information Technology between 2012 and 2017, and the biggest factor in this change is the low percentage of IT services that are hire an outsider by the (IT outsourcing), particularly in the area owns and hosting data centers.
Gordon says that “Gartner” spotted by the CIOs to re-evaluate the process of designing data centers increasingly, planning instead to move to cloud computing at a faster pace than expected. Despite these setbacks, but he expects continued growth in this sector by between 4 and 5% per annum up to the year 2017.
It should be noted that “Gartner” based on studies and forecasts largely on the careful analysis of the sales made by thousands of companies for various products and services for information technology. And adopt “Gartner” on basic research techniques supported by research sources, enabling them to build a comprehensive database of market size data, and on the basis of which is the creation of reports and forecasts.
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