IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-15-2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Some Serious Gains  Worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion during 2013, outpacing 2012's $3.6 trillion in spending by 4.2%.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Telecom Reigns Supreme  As in previous years, telecom services will generate the most IT spending this year, with a total worldwide investment of $1.7 trillion, representing a 2.4% year-over-year increase.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Increasing IT Services  IT services will also see gains this year, jumping 5.2% to $927 billion. In 2012, that figure hit $881 billion.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Small But Growing  Enterprise software spending will grow the most in 2013, gaining 6.4%. However, total spending in the sector is just $296 billion, making it one of the smaller areas of the IT industry.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Rev Up the Data Centers  Data center systems spending will jump $6 billion to $147 billion this year, representing a 4.5% gain over the $141 billion spent in 2012.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Tablets, Tablets, Tablets  Spending on devices should hit $666 billion. That figure is up an impressive 6.3%, driven mainly by companies looking to acquire tablets this year.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet  Looking ahead, Gartner estimates that IT spending worldwide will jump 3.8% next year to end 2014 at $3.9 trillion in total spending, indicating that better times keep coming for IT vendors.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

It's a Big Data World  Gartner believes enterprise software will increasingly be aligned with "big data and other information management initiatives, such as enterprise content management, data integration tools, and data quality tools" in 2014.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013

Mobile Data, Here We Come!  Gartner estimates that by 2016, mobile data will represent 33% of the total telecom services market. That's up from 22% last year.

IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013