IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-04-2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Rising Expectations  Worldwide IT spending is projected to reach nearly $3.8 trillion in 2013, up 4.1% from just over $3.6 trillion last year.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Steady Growth  Global IT spending is expected to exceed $3.9 trillion in 2014, which would be 4% over this year's projected figure.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Gadgets Galore  Spending on devices will reach $718 billion this year, up 7.9% over the $665 billion spent in 2012.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Big Data  Spending on data center systems will grow to $146 billion in 2013, an increase of 3.7% over the $141 billion spent last year.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

An Enterprising Notion  Spending on enterprise software is projected at $297 billion this year, which would be 6.4% over the $279 billion spent in 2012.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Support Structure  Spending on IT services will reach $918 billion in 2013, up 4.5% over the $878 billion spent last year.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Constant Communications  Telecom will account for nearly $1.69 trillion in spending this year, an increase of 2% from about $1.66 trillion in 2013.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Biggest Jump in IT Spending for 2014?  That would be for enterprise software, which will grow into a $316 billion market next year, up 6.7%.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Another Fast Riser ...  Think devices (of course), forecasted as a $758 billion market in 2014, up 5.7%.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013

Flattest Market for 2014?  That's telecom, growing just 2.4% to a $1.73 trillion market.

IT Spending to Grow at Steady Rate for 2013