TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
How Boston College Gets Fans off Comfy Couches, onto Metal Benches
Boston College installs new Daktronics 13HD LED video boards at Alumni Stadium to draw fans to the in-game experience.
 2 of 5
Top 10 Dante-Enabled Products
Check out 10 key products that have received the increasingly important Dante touch.
 3 of 5
An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT
This quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.
 4 of 5
Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Command Center Unveiled
IntraLogic Solutions outfits area’s largest railway with video wall and 4D GIS mapping solution.
 5 of 5
Do Young, Tech-Trained Professionals Want a Career in AV?
The answer is yes, but they might not know what jobs exist. NSCA, ESPA and savvy integrators are working to change that.
Study: Worldwide IT Spending to Hit $3.7 Trillion
Enterprise software, devices, IT services among segments expected to experience most growth.

Article


null
January 04, 2013 | by CI Staff

Worldwide IT spending is on the rise and is projected to reach $3.7 trillion this year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The report projects a 4.2 percent increase from the $3.6 trillion spent in 2012, citing “projected gains in the value of foreign currencies versus the dollar.”

“Uncertainties surrounding prospects for an upturn in global economic growth are the major retardants to IT growth,” Richard Gordon, managing vice president at Gartner, says in a press release. “This uncertainty has caused the pessimistic business and consumer sentiment throughout the world. However, much of this uncertainty is nearing resolution, and as it does, we look for accelerated spending growth in 2013 compared to 2012.”

Gartner previously projected $706 billion and 7.9 percent growth in worldwide devices spending (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and printers). The most recent forecast projects worldwide devices to increase 6.3 percent from 2012 to $666 billion in 2013.

Spending on worldwide devices from 2012 to 2016 is also forecasted to average 4.5 percent annually (down from 6.4 percent) in current U.S. dollars.

“The tablet market has seen greater price competition from android devices as well as smaller, low-priced devices in emerging markets,” said Gordon. “It is ultimately this shift toward relatively lower-priced tablets that lowers our average selling prices forecast for 2012 through 2016, which in turn is responsible for slowing device spending growth in general, and PC and tablet spending growth in particular.”

Gartner forecasts enterprise software spending to grow 6.4 percent as a result of markets including security, storage management, and customer relationship management. Devices (6.3 percent), IT services (5.2 percent), data center systems (4.5 percent), overall IT (4.2 percent), and telecom services (2.4 percent) are also projected to experience growth in 2013.

Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
An AV Guy's Guide to Talking IT

By no means a thorough resource, more of cheat-sheet, this quick glossary of IT terms will at least help AV integrators demonstrate some basic network knowledge when speaking to their clients' CIOs and IT directors.

What Are You Thinking… Seeking RMR From Yesteryear’s Trends?
5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans
Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Are Tech-Trained Millennials the Right Hire for AV Integrators?
View more blog posts
White Paper:
Campuses Banking on Emergency Notification, Upgrades

A survey from CI sister publication Campus Safety shows that one in two campus protection professionals say their institutions plan on or are considering deploying new/upgraded emergency alert solutions in the next year.

Webcast: Unscrambling Your AVB, HDBaseT Questions
White Paper: Technology Brief on Control Rooms
White Paper: The Voice: How to Design Emergency Communication Systems with Announcements
White Paper: Digital Signs of the Times
White Paper: A Snapshot of the Onsite Freelance & Contractor Workforce
Webcast: 7 Ways an Integrator Can Save Clients Money on Utility Costs
White Paper: 3 Dazzling LED Panel Implementations
View more papers or webcasts



Recent comments

Thanks for your comment, Alan. I understand and appreciate your frustration about the pictures and belief…

Posted by D. Craig MacCormack on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Too bad the pictures only show a promo of IntraLogic and no real or simulated picture of what was used during…

Posted by Alan M Hoffberg on 2014 10 14 · commented on
'Inside Look: Long Island Railroad's Hiperwall Command Center Unveiled'.

Benson - nicely done.  This is a trend in some of the smarter integrators in AV, but needs the kind of…

Posted by dave fahrbach on 2014 10 10 · commented on
'5 Strategies for Selling and Renewing Service Plans'.

For sure it’s not always better! Maybe just selling better!

Posted by Argis on 2014 10 06 · commented on
'Getting Over That Growth Hump: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself'.