Saturday 30 January 2010

Gartner Perspective on IT Spending in 2010

Gartner has published its take on IT spending in 2010. It is available as free downloadable booklet. Following are the key figures (in billions of USD), worth taking note of.

2007

2008

2009

2010

Worldwide End-User Spending on IT

3,181

3,372

3,198

3,304

Worldwide End-User Spending on Computing Hardware

370

380

317

317

Worldwide Enterprise Spending on Software

209

225

221

231

Worldwide End-User Spending on Telecommunications

1,854

1,958

1,879

1,940

Worldwide End-User Spending on IT Services

747

809

781

816

This booklet provides following 10 top business priorities:

  1. Business process improvement
  2. Reducing enterprise costs
  3. Improving enterprise workforce effectiveness
  4. Attracting and retaining new customers
  5. Increasing the use of information/analytics
  6. Creating new products or services (innovation)
  7. Targeting customers and markets more effectively
  8. Managing change initiatives
  9. Expanding current customer relationships
  10. Expanding into new markets and geographies

It also provides top 10 technology priorities:

  1. Business intelligence
  2. Enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and others)
  3. Servers and storage technologies (virtualization)
  4. Legacy application modernization
  5. Collaboration technologies
  6. Networking, voice and data communications
  7. Technical infrastructure
  8. Security technologies
  9. Service-oriented applications and architecture
  10. Document management

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