Global IT Spending To Reach $1.48 Trillion In 2010

Global IT spending is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3% to reach $1.48 trillion in 2010.

Broken down by segment, worldwide
software spending is expected to reach $327 billion in three years, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 7.7%. The hardware market is projected to reach $562 billion by 2010, driven mainly by “robust” spending from the home business and consumer, communications, and government sectors. Specifically, more money spent on volume servers, peripherals, storage, and networking equipment worldwide.

Companies also are expected to increase spending on IT services at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8% to reach $587 billion at the end of the decade. Sectors expected to have the highest demand are government, banking, and discrete manufacturing.

The spending projections are contained in a study called Worldwide IT Spending, 2006-2010 Forecast Update by Vertical Market: North America, West Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Waqas Ahmed
http://www.teethree.com

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