“Cloud computing, in particular, continues to increase compared with prior years, driven by economic conditions and a shift from capital expenditure to operational expenditure, potentially important factors such as faster deployment and reduced risk.”
~Christine Arcaris, research director at Gartner
* Mobile and cloud computing are among the top projects planned by governments worldwide. Bring your own device and big data mentioned are areas of interest.
* Worldwide devices spending (which includes PCs, tablets, mobile phones and printers) is forecast to reach $718 billion in 2013, up 7.9% from 2012.
* Worldwide enterprise software spending is forecast to total $297 billion in 2013 (6.4% increase from 2012).
* Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2013 (4.1% increase from 2012 spending of $3.6 trillion).
The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the hardware, software, IT services and telecom markets.