Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc.
2019, technology product managers will have to get more strategic with their
portfolio mix by balancing products and services that will post growth in 2019
with those larger markets that will trend flat to down,” said gartner.
“Successful product managers in 2020 will have had a long-term view to the
changes made in 2019.”
data center systems segment will experience the largest decline in 2019 with a
decrease of 2.8 percent . This is mainly due to expected lower average selling
prices (ASPs) in the server market driven by adjustments in the pattern of
expected component costs.
shift of enterprise IT spending from traditional (noncloud) offerings to new,
cloud-based alternatives is continuing to drive growth in the enterprise
software market. In 2019, the market is forecast to reach $427 billion, up 7.1
percent from $399 billion in 2018. The largest cloud shift has so far occurred
in application software. However, Gartner expects increased growth for the
infrastructure software segment in the near-term, particularly in integration
platform as a service (iPaaS) and application platform as a service (aPaaS).
choices CIOs make about technology investments are essential to the success of
digital business. Disruptive emerging technologies, such as artificial
intelligence (AI), will reshape business models as well as the economics of
public- and private-sector enterprises. AI is having a major effect on IT
spending, although its role is often misunderstood,” . “AI is not a product, it
is really a set of techniques or a computer engineering discipline. As such, AI
is being embedded in many existing products and services, as well as being
central to new development efforts in every industry. Gartner’s AI business
value forecast predicts that organizations will receive $1.9 trillion worth of
benefit from the use of AI this year alone.”
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IT spending forecast methodology relies heavily on rigorous analysis of sales
by thousands of vendors across the entire range of IT products and services.
Gartner uses primary research techniques, complemented by secondary research
sources, to build a comprehensive database of market size data on which to base
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