$3.7 trillion IT spend and other forecasts

Gartner predicts that worldwide IT spend will reach $3.7 trillion in 2013.

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to surpass $3.7 trillion in 2013, a 3.8 percent increase from 2012 projected spending of $3.6 trillion,

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Big Data will contribute a small share of this total spend.


English: Gartner Research's Hype Cycle diagram

English: Gartner Research’s Hype Cycle diagram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Big data will drive $28 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2013, big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of IT spending.

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However, an increasing proportion of worldwide IT spend will be outside traditional IT budgets, leading to the rise of new organizational roles and responsibilities in the area of digital strategy.

Twelve years ago technology spending outside of IT was 20 percent of total technology spending; it will become almost 90 percent by the end of the decade,

Gartner predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of organizations will have a Chief Digital Officer.

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Other key forecasts include the proliferation of mobile devices, leading to a BYOD, mobile work culture.

In 2016, more than 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.

by 2018, 70 percent of mobile workers will use a tablet or a hybrid device that has tablet-like characteristics.

Gartner predicts that in three years, 10 organizations will each spend more than $1 billion on social media.

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Worldwide Enterprise IT spending at $2.7 trillion

IT spending is on the rise. Gartner says that enterprises will spend $2.7 trillion on IT in 2012. 350 organizations will invest more than a billion dollars in IT.

Worldwide enterprise IT spending is projected to total $2.7 trillion in 2012, a 3.9 percent increase from 2011 spending of $2.6 trillion


Other key facts about the changing face of IT:

• 30 billion pieces of content were added to Facebook this past month.

• Worldwide IP traffic will quadruple by 2015.

• More than 2 billion videos were watched on YouTube … yesterday.

• The average teenager sends 4,762 text messages per month.

• 32 billion searches were performed last month … on Twitter.


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