According to the forecast Gartner, in 2017 spending on information technology will grow by 1.4%
Experts of the analytical company Gartner has prepared a forecast regarding the costs of information technology in the current year. Allegedly, these expenses would be 1.4% more than in 2016. In monetary terms this corresponds to an increase with up to 3,460 3,414 trillion dollars.
In the segment of systems for computer centres growth will be only 0.3%. However, it is still better than last year’s figure of -0.1%. Forecasted sales to 171 billion dollars.
In the segment of enterprise software is expected to increase by 5.5%, from 332 to 351 billion dollars. For comparison: last year the growth in this segment was equal to 5.9%.
Devices sales will grow 1.7%, to 645 billion. Last year, they decreased by 2.6%.
In the services segment, the growth will decrease from 3.6% to 2.3%. In monetary terms, the segment will amount to 917 billion dollars
Finally, in the segment of telecommunications services (the largest segment of the market) is expected to reduce costs by 0.3%, to 1,376 1,380 trillion.