RESEARCH: Gartner forecasts Australian spending on public cloud services to reach A$13.8 billion in 2021 and grow 23.4% to A$16.7 billion in 2022.
Spending on IT in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is expected to grow by about 4.9% and reach US$924 million (A$1.2 billion) this year, and US$1 trillion by 2024, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Global spending on IT in 2021 has been forecast to rise 6.2% from 2020 and reach US$3.9 trillion (A$5.03 trillion), the technology research firm Gartner says, adding that there was a decline of 3.2% in the year just past due to spending being limited to services and technology deemed to be critical.
Spending on IT in India is projected to grow to US$81.9 billion (A$112.5 billion) next year, an increase of 6% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that in the current year spending was expected to be US$79.3 billion, a fall of 8.4% year-on-year.
IT spending across all industry sectors in Australia will grow by 3.6% to reach $95.8 billion in 2021, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this follows an expected 2.8% decline in 2020.
India will experience its first decline in IT spending in the last five years, with expenditure in 2020 to reach US$83.5 billion, a drop of 8.1% year-on-year, the technology research firm Gartner says.
Global IT spending will fall by 8% in 2020 year-on-year, the technology research firm Gartner has predicted, adding that total spending would come to US$3.4 trillion.
Global spending on IT is trending down, with the technology analyst firm IDC says it now expects a drop of 5.1% to US$2.25 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of indicators for IT spending backs forecasts that while 2020 may see a decrease in overall tech spending, there is scope for short-term investments by businesses as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Global market intelligence firm IDC has downgraded its forecast for IT spending in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan and China (APEJC), from 5.2% growth, which it forecast in January, to 1.2% due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
Spending on technology products and services in Australia is forecast to total $93.7 billion this year - up 3 percent from 2018 - and to grow 4.6 percent to reach almost $98 billion in 2020, in contrast to a global slowdown in IT spending forecast by Gartner.
Technology spending in Australia is forecast to grow 2.3% to reach A$84.5 billion in 2018, as the latest forecasts for global technology spending have been revised upwards by 1.8% to 6.2% – or US$3.7 trillion for 2018.
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Worldwide IT spending has declined over the past two years. Spending this year will total US$3.4 trillion, a 0.3% decline from 2015, but there will be a return to solid growth in 2017, according to the latest market report from Gartner.
Gartner expects that by 2020 "Cloud Shift" will "affect more than US$1 trillion in IT spending" with important must-do actions for IT asset managers.
Australian IT spending forecasts for 2016 have been revised upwards from $79.9 billion to $83.3 billion by analyst firm Gartner due to currency fluctuations, demonstrating the strength of growth in the market compared to the continuing flat spending forecast globally.
Australia and New Zealand standout in a positive light as worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.54 trillion dollars in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over spending of $3.52 trillion dollars in 2015.
Australia is bucking the global trend in declining public sector spending on IT and technology products, with federal, state and local governments here forecast to grow by 5.8% to $10.8 billion by the end of this year, and to almost $12 billion by 2019.
66% of Australian CIOs believe non-IT departments will ‘eventually’ spend more than central IT procurement as businesses face a new wave of technological disruption in 2015.
The growing digital economy is fuelling Australian spending on technology products and services, with the total spend expected to grow by 4.1% next year to $78.7 billion. In New Zealand, IT spending will reach NZ$11.6 billion over the course of next year.
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