Asia Pacific IT spending to reach USD 743 bln in 2013

Wednesday 14 November 2012 | 08:56 CET | News
Spending on IT in Asia Pacific is forecast to reach USD 743 billion in 2013, an increase of 7.9 percent from this year, according to a study by Gartner. IT spending in Asia Pacific is on pace to grow 7.6 percent this year. In Australia, IT spending is forecast to grow 3.2 percent in 2013 to reach AUD 75.5 billion. IT spending in New Zealand is forecast to grow 2 percent in 2013 to reach NZD 11.1 billion. These growth rates are slightly lower than the forecast worldwide growth of 3.8 percent. In the Asia Pacific region, all five major segments of IT spending are expected to grow in 2013. The devices segment (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones and printers) in Asia Pacific is projected to total USD 229.7 billion, a 12.3 percent increase from 2012 spending. Data centre systems spending is forecast to reach USD 28.6 billion in 2013, a 9.5 percent increase from this year; software spending will total USD 33.9 billion, up 11.9 percent; IT services spending will reach USD 91.5 billion, up 7.5 percent, and telecommunication services is projected to total USD 359.4 billion, a 4.8 percent increase from 2012. The research predicts that by 2014, IT hiring in major Western markets will come predominantly from Asian-headquartered companies registering a double-digit growth. By 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs globally will be created to support big data. Of these, 960,000 will be in the Asia Pacific region. In 2016, over 1.6 billion smart mobile devices will be purchased globally. Two-thirds of the mobile workforce will own a smartphone, and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile. In less than two years, iPads will be more common in business than Blackberries. Two years from now, 20 percent of sales organisations will use tablets as the primary mobile platform for their field sales force. As a result, by 2018, 70 percent of mobile workers will use a tablet or a hybrid device. In 2016, half of all non-PC devices will be purchased by employees. By the end of the decade, half of all devices in business will be purchased by employees. The research predicts that in three years, ten organisations will each spend more than USD 1 billion on social media.

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