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.
Data Center Systems’ Spend Still Tiny Data center systems’ spending is still small compared to that of other categories. According to Gartner, total spending on data center systems will hit only $143 billion in 2013, a 2.1% jump compared to 2012.
This article was originally published on 07-29-2013