Gartner forecasts 2.4% growth in worldwide IT spending in 2017

Gartner forecasts 2.4% growth in worldwide IT spending in 2017

Global IT spending to reach $ 3.5 trillion in 2017, an increase of 2.4% over 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.

This growth rate is higher than expected in the previous quarter of 1.4%, due to the United States. Dollar decline in relation to many foreign currencies.

“Digital business has a profound effect on the way we do business and how we are supported,” said John-David Lovelock, vice president and analyst at Gartner.

“The impact of digital activities that give rise to new categories, for example, the convergence of more intellectual property software.

These next-generation offerings are fueled by commercial and technological platforms that will drive new categories of spending. Industry-specific disruptive technologies include the Internet of Objects (IO) in manufacturing, the chain block in financial services (and other industries), and intelligent machines in retail.

The focus is on how technology alters and enables businesses, “he said.
The global enterprise software market is expected to increase by 7.6% in 2017, up from the 5.3% growth in 2016.

As software applications enable more organizations to generate revenue from digital business channels will require a greater need to automate and publish new applications and features.

“With the growing adoption of business based on SaaS applications, there is also an increase in the acceptance of IT operations management tools (ITOM) delivered from the cloud,” said Lovelock.

“These cloud-based tools enable infrastructure organizations and operations (I & O) to add features faster and adopt the latest technologies to help manage faster release cycles

. If the S & S team does not monitor and does not follow the rapidly changing environment, it may be a deterioration of infrastructure and application services, which affects the end-user experience and can affect both the brand of the brand.
IT spending grew in 2016, but only two of the top 10 IT suppliers of organic revenue growth reported.

With revenue sources still being related to Nexus Forces (convergence of society, mobility, cloud and information), some of the top 10 providers will be better in 2017 thanks to the mobile phone sales force.

Global spending on devices (computers, tablets, mobile phones and UMPC) to increase by 3.8% in 2017, reaching 654 billion. It is from the forecast in the previous quarter of 1.7%.

The growth of the mobile phone depends on the average selling price (ASP) of the premium phones in mature markets due to the iPhone’s 10th anniversary and the increase in the mix of basic phones in commercial phones.

However, the tablet market continues to decline, as replacement cycles are widespread.

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