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IT Spending $2.7 Trillion in 2012 – Gartner

Posted on: November 14, 2011


  • Global enterprise IT spending is projected to total $2.7 trillion in 2012. This represents a 3.9% increase from 2011 spending of $2.6 trillion. The increase is reported by research firm Gartner.
  • Enterprise IT spending growth is slowing (IT spending is on track for a 5.9% increase in 2011) despite the fact there remains many global economic challenges. Even in the current environment companies will continue to invest in IT systems and projects in order to remain competitive and ready for the eventual global economic rebound.
  • According to the report the three hottest areas of Enterprise IT spending will be focused around cloud computing, social networking and mobile technology.
  • The days when IT was the passive observer of the world are over. Global politics and the global economy are being shaped by IT,” said Peter Sondergaard, SVP at Gartner. “IT is a primary driver of business growth.
  • According to the report, two-thirds of CEOs believe IT will make a greater contribution to their industry in the next 10 years than any prior decades.  According to Sondergaard , IT leaders must embrace the post-modern business, a business driven by customer relationships, fueled by the explosion in information, collaboration, and mobility.
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