As many companies still suffer revenue declines, IT spending is accelerating ahead of revenue expectations.
Boards and CEOs are much more willing to invest in technology that has a clear tie to business outcomes, & less so for everything else.
For example, the IT services segment is among the top three highest growth areas for 2021 primarily due to a boost in infrastructure-as-a-service spending that supports mission-critical workloads and avoids high on-premises costs.
The IT services segment is forecast to total $1.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 9.8% from 2020.
“Digital transformation can no longer be purchased overnight, & global IT spending projections reflect that,” said Lovelock.
“As the world continues to open back up, enterprises will invest in tools that support innovation, anywhere operations and employee productivity and trust.”
Gartner’s IT spending forecast methodology relies heavily on rigorous analysis of sales by thousands of vendors across the entire range of IT products and services.
Gartner uses primary research techniques, complemented by secondary research sources, to build a comprehensive database of market size data on which to base its forecast.
Additional analysis on how CIOs respond to adversity and discover digital business strategic planning tools and techniques to achieve business continuity will be presented during Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2021, the world’s most important conferences for CIOs and other IT executives.
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