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January 9, 2012

Global IT Spending to grow by 3.7% reach $3.8 trillion in 2012


Table 1
Worldwide IT Spending Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars)
Verticals
2011
Spending
2011
Growth (%)
2012
Spending
2012
Growth (%)
Computing Hardware
404
7.6
424
5.1
Enterprise Software
268
9.6
285
6.4
IT Services
848
6.9
874
3.1
Telecom Equipment
444
7.7
475
6.9
Telecom Services
1,701
6.1
1,740
2.3
All IT
3,664
6.9
3,798
3.7
Source: Gartner (January 2012)


Gartner has revised downward its outlook for 2012 global IT spending from its previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth.  Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.8 trillion in 2012, a 3.7 percent increase from 2011, according to the latest outlook by Gartner.All four major technology sectors computing hardware, enterprise software, IT services and telecommunications equipment and services are expected to experience slower spending growth in 2012 than previously forecast.



. In 2011, worldwide IT spending totaled $3.7 trillion, up 6.9 percent from 2010 levels. Telecom equipment spending is projected to show the strongest growth, with revenue increasing 6.9 percent in 2012, followed by the enterprise software market, which will grow 6.4 percent.




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