Global IT Services growth in 2012 down to 2%

 

 

Gartner’s latest report says that the global IT services industry grew by 2 percent in 2012, down from 7.7 percent in 2011. The report also mentions that the top Indian IT service providers grew faster and Cognizant has overtaken Infosys as the number 2.

 

The top five Indian providers* grew 13.3 percent to reach $34.3 billion in 2012, exceeding the IT services industry growth of 2 percent according to Gartner, Inc. The growth decelerated for both industry groups, from 21.8 percent and 7.7 percent, in 2011.

“Cognizant displaced Infosys to become the second-largest Indian IT services provider (see Table 1), and Cognizant experienced the highest growth rate among the top five providers with an increase of 20.1 percent in 2012,“ said Arup Roy, research director at Gartner. ” TCS closed in on the top 10 worldwide market share leader, with less than $1.5 billion separating it from the 10th ranked provider, Hitachi.”

Indian IT Marketshare

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$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,

from Gartner Says Big Data Creates Big Jobs: 4.4 Million IT Jobs Globally to Support Big Data By 2015

 

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.

from Gartner Says Big Data Will Drive $28 Billion of IT Spending in 2012

 

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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Top 4 PC vendors in India see growth

Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, the top 4 PC vendors in India, have witnessed double-digit growth in Q3. Each of these vendors have between 15 to 10% market share.

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 3.15 million units in the third quarter of 2011, a 13 per cent increase over the third quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc.

Read more at Gartner Says India PC Market Grew 13 Percent In The Third Quarter of 2011.

Computer Mess

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The Rise of Gamification

Most analysts agree that Gamification will drive major changes in enterprise IT in the coming years. Gartner has predicted that 70% of G2000 firms will have a minimum of one gamified app by 2014. Gamification is predicted to create more user (and thus employee or customer) engagement and loyalty, thereby driving  sales or productivity gains.

Gamification describes the broad trend of applying game mechanics to non-game environments to motivate people and change behavior.

For a gamified application truly to engage its audience, three key ingredients must be present and correctly positioned: motivation, momentum and meaning (collectively known as “M³”).

Read more at Gartner Predicts Over 70 Percent of Global 2000 Organisations Will Have at Least One Gamified Application by 2014.

Emerging markets drive mobile device sales to 441 million

Demand for low-cost and dual sim mobile devices in emerging markets has driven Q3 worldwide mobile device sales to 441 million units.

Mobile phone evolution

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Gartner’s latest report has some other interesting facts:

  • Nokia still leads the field, but Samsung is catching up fast (24% vs 18% of market share)
  • Smartphone sales reached 115 million, representing 26% of the mobile device market
  • Android was on 53% of all shipped smartphones

Read more at Gartner Says Sales of Mobile Devices Grew 5.6 Percent in Third Quarter of 2011; Smartphone Sales Increased 42 Percent.