New 2013 IT Spending Forecast Shows Slight Jump

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-29-2013
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Nothing can stop the IT industry. At least that's what a recent IT spending study from research firm Gartner indicates. The company noted in a recent statement that IT spending will increase once again this year. However, the growth in spending won't be as strong as originally believed, due mainly to a drop in telecom spending and devices, and the realization that the average IT budget has shifted dramatically with the adoption of tablets. Still, 2014 looks to be a better year for the IT sector. Spending is slated to increase significantly next year as some sectors that experienced a little sluggishness this year, such as devices and telecom services, will see a bit of a resurgence. But whether that spending in devices will be due to increased PC adoption or a greater investment in tablets remains to be seen.

Another Solid Year for IT By the end of 2013, total worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion, representing a 2% increase over the $3.6 trillion spent on IT last year.

New 2013 IT Spending Forecast Shows Slight Jump
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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